here comes another long update post!
so I washed my hair this weekend, sunday, and I'm very happy with how my hair turned out! I used the nexxus promend shampoo, and though I'm waiting a while to make a full review about the promend overnight treatment, I can say that this shampoo is awesome! although it has sulfate in the ingredients, the hair feels like it been thoroughly but gently cleansed, not stripped at all. a lot of reviews mention that the shampoo made their hair shiny, I also saw this affect, too. the only thing is that many reviews said that since the shampoo is gentle, people would get build up easily. so I'd recommend a good clarifying shampoo for those who have this.
during my research I also learned that most natural shampoos without sulfate and cleansing ingredients do not remove cones. this includes acv, baking soda, and my hairveda amala deep cleanse. I still have castile soap though, which seems to be the exception, so I'll be using that as my main clarifyer for now on. maybe I'll mix some with the rest of my hairveda shampoo, to not waste it.
so everything I did this wash day: prepoo/ hot oil with vatika oil, shampoo with nexxus promend, roux ph corrector, rinsed thoroughly, moisture deep conditioned with homemade concoction, rinsed out un thoroughly, half air dried, applied (kimmaytube) leave-in, combed, air dried fully, apply heat protectant (mixture of chi iron guard and grape seed oil) on new growth, then flat-ironed my new growth. I'm mad at myself for forgetting to use my cayenne pepper. : / but this was my first time flat-ironing just my new growth, and boy did it make a difference!! my hair is so much easier to detangle, and the little breakage I had is completely gone. so happy. I also didn't straighten my roots dead straight.
I can't compare because I've never had a FHI platform, runway, or esp styling iron, but this FHI go styling iron worked very well. it straighten my hair in a soft straight way rather than a pin straight way, if that makes sense. and it was soo cheap! I think they're limited edition or something, and they seem to be going out of stock everywhere. after I was done my hair felt soft, had a subtle shine, was easy to detangle, and looked greaaat.
my hair isn't perfectly straight since it rained the other day, but I'll probably measure my hair and post a picture this weekend. I don't have a measuring take where I am now. I'm still trying to get back on track with my growth aids. now that I've finished my essays, I should have more free time.
but just because I've been slacking doesn't mean you guys can! don't follow my bad example!
Edited by yahya - Jan 29 2013 at 11:02pm