Sunday, June 19, 2016

Flaxseed Gel #2 and Hair Observances

So, yesterday night was my first time using the new batch of flaxseed gel. I made sure to not try and overcook it or let it overflow so I was hoping that was the reason for my stiff, soft-dry hair. And I believe it was...or had a lot to do with it.

I used the new flaxseed gel the same way I used it last week. I spritzed first with cold aloe vera juice, then applied the flaxseed gel and then sealed that in with castor oil. This morning, while my hair was still kinda damp, I unraveled the twists and re-twisted them into big twists to help the roots dry faster.

Since it was still damp, I didn't think much of it. But this time, it felt more moist then it felt sticky. Though, due to the castor oil that "greasy" feel was still there but I'm okay with that coming from castor oil.

I let my hair dry in big twists for about a couple of hours and then unraveled them again to just wear my hair in it's twistout to see what my hair would feel like after a day of wearing it out.

So it definitely did NOT have that straw like feeling which I'm grateful for. But at the same time... I don't know I guess my hair dries out faster? Is that what's going on now? It just doesn't stay moisturized for more than a day...and I suppose this is where my quest for the "perfect product" begins. Because when I first unraveled it, it definitely felt nice. But as the day went on and I guess moisture began to evaporate from my hair, I did notice. It wasn't like "desert dry" lol and it wasn't "straw dry" either... it was just that was a bit parched. Needing another cup of water, you know?

So I say that to say, I think I'm on the right track.

Tonight, I re-moisturized again, using the same order and routine of products. I will also note that tonight, I noticed less of broken strands, though some still occurred, they weren't as prevalent as they had been recently.

I'll also say another thing. I know that bentonite clay is aiding my hair in defining itself and maintaing my curls and whatever, and so when I do my twists and braids and take them out, my hair naturally separates into those curls and ringlets which is fine. But I feel like they're starting to over-separate...or maybe it's just me? I don't know if my coils/curls are REALLY that tiny for them to separate and separate and SEPARATE, but the more they separate into their separate curls, the older my hair looks.

I took my twists down to day, and they naturally started to separate apart and the more they broke apart from each other, the older it made my hairstyle look... I don't know if that makes any sense at all, but I don't know. I took down my hair this morning expecting fresh first day hair and it looked more like worn third day hair... =/ I mean, I'm not mad, it was still cute! But, I'm sure it wouldn't last me a week, let alone a little more, without looking positively OLD by the fourth day, you know? I gotta figure out how to work with that...or even if my curls are supposed to be separating that much... I mean, since I'm not really using a comb or brush anymore, my curls are more apparent. So I don't have to manually go in a separate strands, they naturally clump together now...which is what I wanted. But.... I guess I didn't realize that the diameter of my ringlets were...smaller? Than I expected?

Or maybe, it could also be because parts and areas of my hair are still frizzy, that could also be a factor. Those areas may always be frizzy, they always have been. But who knows, anything could change with this new regimen I'm trying to build up. But so far, I feel like I'm going down a good path. Just a few things I'm noticing...

So until next time,

♥ Keep it calm 'n coily ♥

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