Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hair Journal- Bentonite Clay Shampoo

This is more for me than y'all. I tried to write out a hair journal, but I lost it. If I post it here at least I'll know where it is.
Last Thursday was hair washing day. I'd been having some bad experiences with products, so I decided to strip down what I was using and start fresh figuring out what products were going to become my staple products. I know my hair loves Oyin Whipped Pudding and Oyin Burnt Sugar, so I kept those. I decided to make my own shampoo. I used this recipe from AGRLCANMAC. I didn't use a separate conditioner because I wanted to test out the shampoo. After shampooing I put one of MrC's tshirts on my head to semi dry my hair. I left it on for 45 minutes and then I put in my Hair Dew leave in and my whipped pudding. I'll definitely keep this step. Waiting until my hair wasn't sopping wet made it feel a lot better. When my sister was doing my hair that night she said it felt grainy so probably didn't rinse as well as I could have. By Tuesday, my hair started smelling like dirt and it doesn't look clean. I'm going to try this exact same procedure again tomorrow but I'm going to add in Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructer as my conditioning treatment. I don't think I'll stick with this shampoo, but I have enough left over for one more wash. Next week I think I'll make an African Black Soap shampoo.


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