The Braids Are Gone…Back to basic

A few weeks ago I told y’all about the uncomfortable itching issues I was having while I had the box braids in because of caked up product, sweat, dandruff etc… A seemingly easy to mix scalp scrub was suggested to me, that should help with any back up I had upon taking out the braids. Unfortunately for me the night I chose to take them out I realized half way through undoing the cornrows in my head, that I realized  I was missing an ingredient or two in my pantry it wasn’t likely to happen. At least not that night.  I  plan on trying this recipe as soon as it is time to wash out the finger coils currently in my hair. Instead I found a recipe for a good ole fashion’d mayo hair mask (see recipe below).

Taking out the braids was super easy, but detangling the knots and kinks out left over from the braided protected style was painfully annoying. It took a little over an hour to Pre-Poo, Shampoo, Condition, detangle, condition and then detangle again  please believe me when I say my arms were sore for a day or two afterwards. Finally after detangling for the last time I was able to sit down and concoct the mayo goo to apply to my head overnight.

It took a little over an hour to Pre-Poo, Shampoo, Condition, detangle, condition and then detangle again

First things first anything with mayo in it is smells horrible!!! It is especially unbearable for me since I absolutely hate mayonnaise. Though I promise that if I can make it through a night of wearing this  stuff so can you. lt felt amazing massaging it onto my scalp and over my locks. The following morning I washed it out and fluffed my let it air dry. The extra hydration left my curls feeling hydrated, light and refreshed. The bleached 2 or 3 inches of hair felt less dry and brittle than usual and the cute wash & go I wore that day as well as the cute pin up style I wore the rest of the week looked super revitalized and healthy.

Still even those of us who practice great hair care at home should still check in with a professional here and there. My suggestion is to ALWAYS give your hair that much needed professional TLC (Tender Loving Care) at least once a month. I personally try and go twice a month if the budget allows.

A) to give myself a break from dealing with my hair

and

B) to have someone who is trained add that spice to my hair that I can’t do from home

No matter your hair type invest in a good stylist; it took me almost 4 years to find one locally here in Charleston before I linked up with Katurah. I was driving 2 hours to Camden to see my mentor/stylist Ms. D. This past Monday Katurah gave me a much needed shampooing and  conditioning annnnddd a reintroduction to my natural hair color by coloring my blond/ginger ends to match the natural jet black locks I’ve been hiding for a while now. She also gave my ends a much needed clipping and layering.My first one since choosing to grow my hair out.

a reintroduction to my natural hair color by

One last thing before I close! I am super excited to announce that my good friend and old barber Kionne aka (@_king_kionne) will be guest blogging here and there about his lock journey. Thank you Ki! I can’t wait to share this with everyone and I’m sure everyone will be excited to learn about your experiences growing out your locks.

Mayo Mask Recipe

  • Mayo (I use the Harris Teeter brand)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 table spoon of honey

  • a few essential oils

Ciao for now!

Rei

 

 

 

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