1. Big Chopping: Yes, I cut the transition short and big chopped in February. I loved having the length but I was tired of hanging on to the relaxed ends and wanted to fully explore my natural texture. I also started having a lot of the relaxed ends breaking off and this just strengthened my resolve to go for it!
Oh! I also dyed my hair using Creme of Nature Exotic Shine in Bronze Copper :)
2. Co-washing: I fell absolutely in love with co-washing and only shampooed twice throughout the month; once to clarify (using ORS creamy aloe shampoo) and the second time with a sulfate-free shampoo (Cream of Nature Argan Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo).
1. Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle: I purchased this in January and tried it several times (on transitioning hair and natural hair), several ways but it just did not define my braid out or twist out.
Hair Care/ Regimen Update:
I am exploring my natural texture and learning what works; one of my goals was to review my regimen and I was more inclined towards either the Curly Girl Method, Tightly Curled Method or the Maximum Hydration Method; after much research I have decided to try the Maximum Hydration Method and started the regimen on the 25th of February. I am currently on the 7 day challenge, I however did not start with the Cherry Lola treatment as I could not get all the ingredients at the time.
The Products I am using are:
- Baking Soda
- Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar
- Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
- Bentonite Clay
- Kinky Curly Knot Today
I am yet to purchase a gel but it would either be Kinky Curly Curling Custard or DIY Flaxseed Gel.
- Continue with the Max Hydration Method
- Attend a hair meet up (Naturals in the City)
- Do the original Cherry Lola Treatment
- Have my TWA out 90% of the time
*All products mentioned for the Max Hydration Method were sourced within Lagos, Nigeria; either online or in stores.