|Ready for a refresher!|
So but anyways, today marks a couple days after 2 weeks since I put them in. I've had a wash day in these before but I only shampooed and moisturized. Today's wash day included a sort of bootleg deep conditioning segment.
So first off, I mixed up my deep conditioning mix. Being completely out of ORS Deep conditioner, I had to whip up something and that consisted of water, suave naturals strawberry conditioner, avocado oil, castor oil, peppermint oil, and apple cider vinegar. Shook that altogether in a spray bottle and sprayed the mixture thoroughly onto my scalp and onto the length of the twists, at least into my hair. I massaged the mixture into my scalp and squeezed it into the twists to make sure the conditioner really soaked through. I let the mixture sit on my hair for the time that I had been cleaning, so that took about 3 to 5 hours. Probably noooot a good idea if you're using a stimulating essential oil like peppermint oil because I was getting a serious headache. So keep that in mind. If you're deep conditioning with peppermint oil, an hour is LONG enough.
After that, hopped into the shower, rinsed thoroughly then shampooed with suave's clarifying shampoo, and lightly conditioned with the ocean breeze conditioner. It was hidden in the back of my bathroom cabinet looking all lonely and depressed so I decided to use it. lol I only lightly conditioned with it cause I didn't want it to have any side effects on my hair like....last time. O_O"
After wringing it out completely, and showerly rituals, I then proceeded to moisturizing and oiling my scalp which you all know. Garnier Fructis, avocado/castor oil. After that process, I went through each twist to refresh. First I detangled with a wide tooth comb, then applied some shea butter and retwisted the section and continued to do the rest. Nelly is all good and set and ready to go for another week! Last week I did not do any detangling, so it's been about two weeks (or more) since I've last detangled my hair. Yeah.
My plan of action is to keep these in at least until the end of February. I said until the end of March and with the way I'm maintaining them, I probably could. But I think I'll be sick of marley twists (or at least this install) by the end of February and won't want to go on through March. I don't know what I'll do for march but I garuntee it'll be in a protective style. Ever since my January chopping, I feel like Nelly needs as little manipulation as possible. Especially, since I plan on doing another trim sometime in April. =/ Yeeaaahhhh....
~ Keep Calm ~
~ and Keep it Coily ~