The bottom half of my hair and edges are currently 62 weeks post relaxer while my crown is 37 weeks post relaxer. I have a lot of new growth and have been facing some challenges with my transitioning hair. It was breaking a lot and had crazy tangles which were just driving me crazy.
|61 weeks of new growth at the back|
I knew I had to change something in my hair care routine but just did not know what. After looking online for sometime I decided to try out something new. I sectioned my hair into six parts and de tangled these with my fingers and then proceeded to apply the herbal essences hello hydration conditioner mixed with a little olive oil on each section. I then covered my head with plastic bag and let the conditioner sit on for at least 1Hour. The results were just amazing!
The conditioner really did a great job de tangling and softening my hair. For the first time in weeks there was very little hair breakage and combing was just a breeze. I did not shampoo my hair after that but it still felt moisturised, clean and easy to manage. After rinsing the conditioner out I just put my hair in twelve braids and then I rock a braid out or a braid out bun for the rest of the week. To blend in the relaxed ends with the new growth I curl the ends with perm rods. It has been about four weeks since I started the new routine and I am glad that I tried it out. I will be shampooing my hair only once a month with a sulphate shampoo from now on.
|Top: braids, curled at the bottom with perm rods. Bottom: Braid out and major shrinkage|
Gahl Tip: Feel free to try out something new if whatever you have been doing to your hair is not working like you would like it to. sometimes just a small change will make a whole lot of difference.