For the most part I wear some form of extensions whether it’s weave, faux locs, crochet braids, wigs whatever. I don’t wear my hair much because it’s hard to maintain and I’m a lazy natural. There I said it. lol.
For the past year and a half I have been on a no heat journey. Last year I did not use heat at all no curling iron. No blow dryer. That was hard!! After that year I got my hair pressed for my birthday in Feb and restarted my no heat journey! This time I am using a blow dryer after I wash my hair. My hair is so thick and kinky that without it I get frustrated and the entire process becomes a mess.
Here’s my current Wash Day Routine:
I oil my scalp with Jobaba Oil and Pure Tea Tree Oil (to help with build up and or dandruff)
I washed my hair with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree shampoo and Trader Joe’s Tea Tree conditioner. Absolutely love the brand? It works well and is inexpensive!
I drenched my hair in conditioner and place a shower cap over it. I didn’t use heat during this step, instead I just did some cleaning around the house and let the conditioner sit in my hair for 45 minutes.
I rinsed out the conditioner with cool water and parted my hair into four equal sections. I blow dryer one section at a time. I used Mixed Chicks serum, 100% coconut oil, and a paddle brush. I took one section but a dollp of serum and rubbed it in my hair and them a dime size of coconut oil and rubbed it in my scalp down to my ends. I dried it piece by piece. I pretty much used the same technique that I would use if I was flatironing my hair.
Then I part my hair off and braid it into cornrows. I use Lota Body wrapping foam (because I knew I wanted to wear a braid out the next day), Taliah Waajid curl cream, and Design Essentials edge tamer.
I still have 6 months to go in my no heat change!! I can’t wait until my next press out, but until then I will try my best to make my scalp and hair healthier day by day!