As you all know, I'm trying to figure out what kind of products work best for my hair. One of my natural church cohorts is going through this process too and is into finding online samples to try. She was giving away samples and thought I'd like to try some (because I also told her I was still trying to find products that work for my hair).
As cliche' as this might be, I'm not into trying different products. However, I know that in order to find products that work, I have to do just that. Reluctantly, I tried the Mixed Chicks products (only after my church cohort asked me about it...lol...I didn't want her to feel like give me the sample was a waste!).
Usually, I only co-wash my hair whenever I do wash it. Tonight, I thought 'why not shampoo since my hair DOES have gel in it?' The last time I only co-washed after my protective style, I felt like the wash didn't successfully get all the gel out of my hair. I felt as if my hair couldn't grasp the full effect of the styles I was trying to achieve because it was still so grungy. Since the sample included shampoo...I said what the hay!
My routine was as follows:
- I Pre Pooed with EVCO (What is a Pre Poo)
"Pre Poo or a Pre Shampoo treatment are applied to dry hair prior to shampooing to increase moisture and strength. Since traditional shampoo is known to be very harsh and stripping to the hair the pre poo treatment is done before you shampoo to combat the feeling of dryness experienced afterwards. A Pre Poo treatment can be made with a blend of oils and conditioner or both."
- Shampooed twice with Mixed Chicks Shampoo
- Deep Conditioned with Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner and a conditioning cap
- Rinsed the deep conditioner out and put in Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner
- Put Influance’s Moisture Lock with Shea Butter throughout my hair
- Then locked in the moisture with EVCO
I'm not exactly sure how this Wash-N-Go will work seeing as how you usually wash your hair and go (outside of the house...not to bed), but we will see if I can manage to preserve the look through the night without soaking my pillow as my hair continues to dry.