I am grinning sheepishly because I have been able to keep up with my hair challenge. I’ve decided to do this protective hair style challenge where you keep your hair in protective styles.
I have a bad habit of my hands being in my hair too much. With the protective hair challenge, you have more of a chance of leaving your hair alone and letting it grow.
This is my third week in the challenge.
The first week, I had my hair twisted for seven days. On the seventh day, I unraveled the twists, put it into a bun which Is another protective style, and on the eight day, I re-twisted it. After the second week of it being twisted, I again unraveled the twists, put it into a bun and then decided before starting the third week, to do a clarifying wash to my hair.
It is amazing the things you can find in your refrigerator that you can use as a beauty or hair care item. This go round, I used lemons.
I cut a lemon into four sections, but only used half of the entire lemon to clarify my scalp.
To clarify your scalp means to clean away residue from products you use and dandruff from your scalp. Simply part your hair, squeeze the lemon and use a toothbrush to scrub the scalp with it.
After doing the whole head, rinse out the lemon well and follow with a conditioner.
DIY Deep Treatment
Blend 2 Bananas, Plain Yogurt, Raw Honey and Olive oil. Warm the ingredients and then use in hair making sure to cover each strand as much as possible. Cover with a clear plastic cap and leave in hair for 35 minutes. Rinse out well.
The following video shows an example of these products being used to wash and condition natural hair: https://youtu.be/x-2r3Qib6h4
Clean Hair is there ready to be styled. Now your hair is clean and you need to add your leave-ins and moisturizers to it.
Carol's Daughter Natural Vanilla Leave-In is one of my favorites to use.
It keeps my hair moisturized and it smells so nice. Maybe you want to try it. You might like it as much as me. What are some of the products that you use as a leave-in? I am very interested in checking out new products that might be great for my hair!
As for me, I am into this protective style challenge thing that I will probably do as long as I can. I never have a plan on how I am going to twist it though lately it has been updo styles using twists. I fin that when I start twisting, the character of the hair takes on its own style and I just go with it.
I would love to hear about any DIY products you use to wash, condition your hair, your hair journey or your own protective hair style challenge if you are doing one. Would be cool to also hear your suggestions or your tips on how to grow and strengthen natural hair.
Thank you so much for reading my blog post!