- Deep Conditioned: Applied Shea Moisture Organic Black Soap Purification Masque (used the last ounce today) and Coconut Oil to dry hair before lightly misting with homemade moisturizing spray
- Did not remove style yet
- Focused on the ends and scalp
- Covered her hair with the “conditioning” cap (pictured above) I impulsively grabbed at Dollar Tree
- Such a flop!!! After 30 minutes, there was no heat generated from the cap so I grabbed my trusted grocery bag and placed it over her hair before covering it with the “conditioning” cap for another 15 minutes.
- Worked much better. Think the cap had too much open space underneath to accumulate any heat. Will not purchase another one.
- Removed hair style
- Cleansed: Did a baking soda rinse (1 tablespoon per 8 ounce of warm water)
- Used a nozzle bottle for application to scalp only
- Focused on massaging her scalp to remove dead skin, dirt, and debris
- Her hair did not lather like mine did after the baking soda rinse (still have to look into this)
- Rinsed hair
- Conditioned: Applied a generous amount of Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner to her hair
- Detangled hair in sections
- Added Extra Virgin Olive Oil to her ends for extra slippage
- 3 weeks of not detangling hair in twists made it a little more challenging to finger detangle her hair in 4 sections. I ended up with 9 smaller sections to ensure I removed all tangles and loose hairs
- Finger detangled before using wide tooth comb through hair (going from tip to root)
- Ran through each section with modified denman brush to remove loose hairs
- Twisted each section to prevent retangling of hair
- Rinsed hair
- Did a final rinse with Apple Cider Vinergar (1 tablespoon per 8 ounce of warm water)
- Did not rinse out the ACV (smell disappears as hair dries)
- Applied Coconut Oil and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (LOC Method) to hair it had air dried for an hour (aka while eating dinner)
- Stretched: Threaded hair in 8 sections to air dry overnight in prep for styling tomorrow.
Customizing a blog to make it stand apart from the million others out there and designing it in a way that best represent the essence of the owner is A. LOT. OF. WORK! Mad props to those out there who do this for a living! I am pretty much a novice when it comes to html coding. Therefore, with so much code to maneuver through, it sometimes takes a couple of hours of trying to fix just one small detail. Nevertheless, as me and Google continue to spend some late nights together working to re-vamp the look of this blog, I just want to say a BIG thank you to all those bloggers who took the time to put together some outstanding tutorials. I have learned so much and am more determined than ever to have this blog up and running (for the most part) by the the first of next year with some exciting new features and details!
As the title suggest, this line of work is not for those looking for a quick fix. Redesigning a blog takes great planning, trial and error, dedication, AND patience! Despite the setbacks, I am confident the final product will be worth it in the end. I am excited to see what my creativity will pull together. I am already well pleased with the work that has been done so far. God is good! Stay tuned!