Hair Update | October 2014

There’s no doubt that my priorities have shifted since having a tiny human to take care of.  These past few weeks, I have not been following my current hair regimen.  Instead of my typical, pre-poo, shampoo, deep condition routine, I’ve been haphazardly co-washing my hair when I could find the time and moisturizing when I could not.  And as much as I want to believe that doing that was enough, it really hasn’t been.  My hair has been looking and feeling rough for a while now, lol.  Once I realized that I had allowed a full month of this foolishness to go on, I became determined to find the time to do a full wash day.  

I knew that I wanted to do a protein treatment as well as a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment because my hair needed everything it could get.  I started with an unintended overnight pre-poo using Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner (my protein treatment).  The next day, I shampooed with GVP Tea Tree Shampoo — I lathered three times to make sure I got my scalp squeaky clean.  After rinsing I towel dried my hair and applied Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner to deep condition.  It may not look like it below, but I piled on the conditioner.  My hair just drank it up!

After letting the deep conditioner sit in my hair for a few hours, I rinsed it out and decided to do a roller set with magnetic rollers.  I used GVP The Conditioner Leave In Treatment and (*new product alert*) Proclaim Foaming Wrap Lotion before setting my hair with the rollers.

I tried a half and half method for setting the roller as opposed to the mohawk method — I liked it.  This method made it easier to part my wet (11 weeks post relaxer) new growth and when I removed the rollers my hair fell nicely.  I was actually so happy to see and feel my hair in a decent state, I went kind of overboard with the selfies, lol.

Needless to say, it was good to see my hair again.  I have no intention of neglecting my hair for that long again because I really put my progress in jeopardy.  I technically don’t know if I’ve avoided a set back because I haven’t looked at my ends but I kind of don’t want to see them right now.  I’m just going to enjoy the view from the front and I will deal with my ends at a later date.  I’m due for a relaxer, which should be happening within the next week or two.  So, we’ll see what’s really going on with my hair at that time.


  1. Your rollerset came out beautifully! Congrats again on mommyhood 🙂

  2. Your hair looks lovely Kim, the rollerset is beautiful x

  3. Congratulations on the arrival of your baby!! Hair is looking lovely! x

  4. I LOVE your hair!!! Could you please give more details on how you do the half and half method?

  5. Thanks! Absolutely! I recorded a video for it.. The video and blog post will be up in the next few weeks.

  6. Normally, I wash each week, but I've pushed my wash days back to every 2 weeks because I'm limited on free time these days.

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