- I completely understand now why I should shampoo when I wash the coconut oil out. I guess this is or could be considere as a "pre poo" as well as a deep conditioner. If you're familiar with pre-pooing, you're basically doing the same exact thing, except with coconut oil. My hair was greasy. When my hair is greasy, nothing turns out correctly. I did a twist out and it was like complete crap. My heat damaged pieces were a lot more frizzier than usual and my hair definitely hates the fact that I didn't washout enough coconut oil. So yes, I am going to start shampooing my scalp when I rinse out the coconut oil. I'm only going to shampoo once though, as opposed to twice as stated in the challenge rules.
- Speaking of heat damage, it's really starting to get on my LAST nerves. I can't even remember how long ago I had bangs lol so it sucks that I'm still dealing with the heat damage. I'm planning on getting at trim at the end of April (as I've probably stated a million times before), so I've decided that I'm going to get like 2-2 1/2 inches cut off my bangs. When I go get my color in late May/early June (possibly), I'll cut some more off depending on how much growth I have. I figured I would cut them soon since I plan on being curly this summer, and my hair grows A LOT during the summer, so they should be grown out by September-October.
- I'm still shedding...kinda badly. Not as bad as it was last semester when I was stressed out to the max, but it's enough for me to be concerned about. I bought an ORS replenishing pack for a protein treatment, so I'm fully prepared to do one if the coconut oil doesn't help with the shedding (which it should).
Tuesday, March 27
After starting my personal hair growth challenge (Coconut Oil Challenge) last week, I've noticed a few things that probably should have been like common sense, but didn't cross my mind until later on in the week lol.