Soooo…my morning was a bit uhhhh…what’s the word I’m looking for, blahhhhh!!! I guess that’s the best way to put it. I’m taking this natural hair thing in stride but it is definitely work trying to get my hair to do what I want it to do and to look like I want it to. I know there are some people who probably say that that’s the problem…I’m trying to control my hair instead of letting it do what it’s going to do. I have a hard time with that. I mean, I know that I can’t change the texture, etc. but it’s more of a styling issue. My hair is at that in between stage in length and the styles I like are more for hair that’s a bit longer. So here’s my issue in a nutshell.
Anyhoo, so, I didn’t co-wash again last night. I wanted to see if I could get a two day do out of my twists. Uhhhh, that was a negative!!! I took my bonnet off and my hair was a flat, dry mess! I attempted to moisturize a bit with my water and EVOO spray and slightly puff it out, but that didn’t work. Disappointing…
So, I decided to co-wash and then do a wash and go. I’ve been wanting to try this anyway, so I was thinking that my disappointing two day do wasn’t a complete disaster. But the wash and go was!!! Ugggghhh!!! After co-washing I sealed my ends with extra virgin coconut oil – I wanted to see how this does in my hair instead of the pomade which left my hair kind of greasy. I added a bit of shea butter cream and then my conditioner (I was excited to try the TRESemme’ I bought yesterday to see how well it worked on my hair)…well at least what I thought was my conditioner. As I start to massage it in, I notice that it’s starting to lather up quite a bit. I expected maybe a bit of lather that I could work in, but not the intense lather that I was getting that would not work in. I look at the bottle and realize that it was shampoo!!!! I was dumbfounded because before conditioning, I looked at the first bottle and noticed it was shampoo. So I grabbed the other one, knowing that it was conditioner since the first bottle was shampoo. NOT!!!! Instead of buying a shampoo and a conditioner yesterday, I bought two different kinds of shampoos!!!! SMH
Needless to say, my shampoo day that I planned for Saturday, was inadvertently moved up a day. So I wash the shampoo out and then I repeat my sealing. But the curl pattern has no definition at all. I try a bit of Ecostyler Krystal gel and to my horror it turns white!!! But I take it in stride, as best I could. I spritzed it with my water & EVOO…dabbed it with my drying shirt and removed as much of the white film as I could. I then put in my version of some double strand twist – I’m calling them Double Double Strand Coiled Twists! LOL…First, I finger coiled it, then double stranded twisted the coils, and then I doubled strand twisted some of those. I put a little more coconut oil on the ends because they have been dry.
Now, I’m letting my hair air dry. I will see how this turns out. I figure after everything that has gone wrong with my hair this morning, anything else that happens will just go along with the theme or either it will be pleasantly surprising.
I am LOLing at my lack of understanding in how all of this worked at the time! Soooo, I was having issues with my hair being dry. Maybe that was because I was sealing the ends before adding my moisturizers. 😮 Lol…we live and we learn…