New Products for Wash Day
This week has been crazy to say the least. With moving into a new place and trying to settle in, my regular hair routines for the week were thrown off completely.
For this month's "Wash Day Experience" sponsored by Just Grow Already and Saving Our Strands, there are weekly wash day themes for September. This week I incorporated the themes for week 1 & week 2 (Uncharted Territory and Tried & True). One of my goals for this month was to try new products and improve my hair regimen. Up to this point, the only real issue that I had was retaining moisture. My hair is really thick and dense, so my hair has a problem retaining moisture. Last weekend, I decide to use SheaMoisture's Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner & Carol's Daughter's Monoi Repairing Shampoo (a free gift from Ultra after buying Carol Daughter's Tui Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner). I did my regular tea rinse, followed by an ACV rinse and used the LOC method before prepping for bed. The results were great and my hair felt better than it had in awhile. I definitely plan on using the Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner the rest of this month before officially adding it to my list of go-to products.
Unplanned 2nd Big Chop
Another goal for this month was to get my ends trimmed. I decided to go to a DevaCurl Salon, if you're interested in learning about more about DevaCurl products and the cutting method, go here. I had envisioned maybe at most getting an 1/2 " or 1" trimmed off. Unfortunately, by the end of the visit I lost almost 5 inches of hair.
Needlessly to say, I was in shock and more than a little upset. The hair stylist explained that my hair was severely dry and that was the reason for cutting so much of the length off. I don't know if I agree with the loss of so much length and while I was upset after ( I cried for about an hour after I got home), I realized that this is just a minor set back. I can use this as a learning experience and going forward I need to really focus on keeping my hair moisturized especially my ends. The good news is that my hair grows fast and with proper care it will be longer than before. So instead of the nearly 8-10 inches of hair (when stretched in some places), I now have about 5 inches of hair. The cut itself is uneven, with longer pieces in the middle/back and short in the front.
I'm not ready to share a pic of the new haircut yet, but I will at some point :).
Have you experienced any setbacks in your natural hair journey? What did you do going forward? Feel free to share comments, experiences or advice below.
Until next time!