Hi Jen, I saw you recently flat ironed your hair. How do you care for your flat ironed hair? I guess what I’m asking is what do you use to make sure your flat ironed hair doesn’t get weighed down but also doesn’t break? Do you still moisturize and seal? And this might sound silly but do you use a comb at all when rocking your flat ironed hair?
Hi Leeah, I still continue to moisturize and seal my hair after straightening it, I just use moisturizers that do not cause much build up. When my hair is flat ironed (or straightened from a roller set) my two favorite moisturizers are #3 Silk Dreams Hair Care Mocha Silk Hair Milk (my review is posted here) and #4 Hairitage Hydration Cocoaloe Hair Hydrator (my review is posted here). I take care not to apply too much but either one of these moisturizers does the trick for me, providing moisture without much build up with use. After moisturizing, instead of using my boo-thang grapeseed oil, I opt to seal with a few drops (literally, a few drops – like 5 for my whole head) of either #2 Organix Macadamia Oil or #5 Organix Shea Butter Liquid Glass Serum.
Apart from moisturizing, I always try to provide my hair with a boost of protein as well to strengthen my hair against any breakage that might occur when my hair rubs against my clothes. To maintain the most “flow-y” hair, I lightly spray my hair with #1 CHI Keratin Mist once or twice during the week. I also like to use Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum on my ends (not shown) but it’s a slightly thick serum so I tend to save that one for when I don’t really care about my strands clumping together too much.
Your last question isn’t silly 🙂 Nope I don’t. I finger comb. I finger comb when cross wrapping my hair and I finger comb when taking my hair down.