I made it to 12 weeks post, I believe this is my longest stretch so far. Maintaining my hair this week has been good in terms of moisture, but the shedding my friends was a no, no! I am due for a touch up, but when that will happen I am not sure of. After hours of watching YouTube videos I really want to try box braids, it would be nice if I can actually pull it off because for one I have never had weave and two I have never attempted to put it in myself, not to mention my braiding skills are---meh.
On to Wash Day!
 Pre-poo: I parted my hair in 3 sections and applied My Honey Child Honey Hair Mask to my new growth before applying my hot oil treatment. I used safflower oil, avocado oil, lemongrass oil, and peppermint oil. One I applied the oil I detangled each section which I think is really important because it removes all of the shed hairs before you start washing your hair prevents massive tangles later. I covered my hair with a plastic cap and left it on for about 50 minutes.
 Shampoo: I used Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Sulfate-Free Shampoo twice in each section.
 Protein Treatment: Used Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus for 10 minutes. I added protein to this wash week because I want to try a long-term protective style (box braids…I plan on doing them myself for the first time, hopefully I can do them). This protein treatment also nipped my shedding in the bud.
 Deep Conditioner: I used Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie, covered my hair with a plastic cap and left it on for an hour and a half.
 Leave-Ins: Moisturized my hair with Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk and sealed in with my oil mix. I “banded” my hair and let it air dry
This was a fairly simple Wash Day. This was my first time using Carol’s Daughter’s products, and so far, I am impressed. I really, really loved the way my hair felt after I rinsed the Hair Smoothie out, I could not stop touching it.. and sniffing it.. and touching it some more.
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