I wore it out for 2 days and it just got frizzier and frizzier! I ended up putting it into a ponytail. I didn't really know what I wanted to do with it so I decided to just go ahead and wash it on day 3, which was Monday.
The last time I washed my hair I noticed that I was getting a lot of breakage. I realized 2 things:
- I was combing and brushing my hair much rougher than I should be. I need to re-learn to treat my hair like fine silk. Do not pull and rip through the hair at all. Always separate into smaller sections when hitting tangles, and finger detangle first.
- My protein, moisture balance was not there just yet. After being in a long term protective style, for me, I have to build my protein and moisture back up.
I had been conditioning and deep conditioning, but I haven't done a hardcore protein treatment like I usually do once I take down my hair.
Sunday, I pre-treated my hair with suave and apogee reconstructor. A few hours later I rinsed that out and towel dried, then I applied my Aphogee 2 step and blow dried a little.
Finally I sat under the Pibbs for a while to make sure that the middle was dry as well.
Next step I did a clear rinse. I applied Adore #10 Crystal Clear to towel dried hair, put on a plastic cap and sat under the pibbs for about a half hour so the rinse could penetrate.
Then I decided to go ahead and apply my Lekair conditioner on top of the rinse instead of rinsing it out first. I massaged it in really well and let it sit overnight.
The next day I rinsed everything out, applied some Suave Humectant conditioner and detangled section by section. Rinsed out again and applied more conditioner as a leave in and towel dried.
My curls are really nice and defined compared to how they were before I did this treatment! I love it!
So now I am going to stick to cowashing every 1-2 days and deep conditioning every 3-4 days in order to build my moisture back up. I have the protein there now I just need to work on the moisture.
Oh the things we do to make it to the land of no breakage and long hair...