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 Prepoo: HairVeda Vatika Frosting on hair and scalp.
 Shampoo: clarified with Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo (my review is posted here).
 Tea rinse: marshmallow root + green tea + lavender + burdock root.
 Protein treatment… but just on my ends. My bone straight ends revolted against me this week. I had some breakage at the last 3 inches of my hair, my bone straight ends. I applied Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus (my review is posted here) to the last 4 or 5 inches of my hair for 5 minutes.
 Deep condition: HairVeda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioner with my Secura steamer. After rinsing out the deep conditioner, I sprayed a very diluted ACV + water mix onto my scalp and hair. I squeezed the excess liquid from my hair and  t-shirt dried for 30 minutes.
Lots of new growth + lots of texlaxed hair = shrinkage! Below is my hair right after I hopped out of the shower. My shrinkage makes me lose lots of length in comparison to when my hair was stretched out (using the tension method + blow drying) last week. The shrinkage also makes my wet, bone straight ends looks so wimpy in comparison to my texaxed hair.
 Applied leave-ins: It’s A Ten Miracle Leave-In & Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.
 Detangled: After applying my leave-ins section by section, I detangled my hair, setting my hair on Hourglass Rollers as I went. For a visual of how I do a ponytail roller set, here’s my video on how I go about it.
This roller set made my remember why I don’t like doing them anymore. I can no longer stretch my arms comfortably and my hair takes forever to dry… but the extended drying time is kind of my fault. I air dried for the most part because I no longer have the patience it takes to sit still under the dryer. I’m just too used to the freedom that comes with air drying my hair. I spent 20 minutes under the dryer and air dried for about 2 hours, 40 minutes. Had I kept my butt under the dryer my hair probably would have dried in an hour because of the design of the hourglass rollers.
I forgot to count how many “ponytails” I used, but there might have been 11. I used cheap-y rubber bands to secure each section because they’re easy to snap off and I used two rollers per section. I hindsight I could have secured my sections tighter to stretch my hair at the base more, but oh well. A little bit of texture won’t kill me.
Even though I hate the process of roller setting now – which is funny because I used to LOVE it and used to roller set my hair every week – I still love the results. Except for a couple sections where my hair dried with indentations from the rollers – which is because I didn’t use end wrap papers which would have prevented the little dents – my hair dried smooth and felt very light and bouncy.
The quick protein treatment on just my ends did the trick for my breakage. As I removed the roller and finger combed the curls out, no broken strands were to be found. Yay!