Detangled/pre-pooed with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner. When my hair was relaxed, it was of the conditioners my hair responded really well to. With only fond memories of conditioner, about 6 or 7 months ago I picked up a bottle in the hopes that my now natural hair would love it to.
No such luck.
My natural tresses are not a fan. They’re barely a supporter. Where my relaxed hair was left soft and moisturized after using this conditioner, my natural hair is left wanting. ? Not enough slip and not enough moisture.
 After pre-pooing, I pulled out another longtime fave: Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo (my review is posted here). I have hard water in my home and over time, the minerals in the water build up on my hair. Redken HCC Shampoo is a chelating shampoo, removing both product build up and mineral build up, and thankfully it’s one product that continues to work just as well on my natural hair as it did for my relaxed hair.
 With my hair and scalp fresh and clean, I gave Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque another try. I deep conditioned for an hour with my Gold N’ Heat heat cap and still can’t get past it’s extremely perfumey fragrance. Strong perfumey fragrances trigger migraines for me and while this conditioner does provide slip and conditions my hair, it’s not worth the headache.
Any who. I finished up my wash day by applying leave-ins (Shea Moisture JBCO Leave-In Conditioner + Organix Vitamin E Serum) and put my hair in marley twists to dull the flat-ironing urge I’ve having. I have one more bottle of Mane Choice Manetabolism vitamins to finish so I’ll try to put off straightening my hair for another 30 days.
My hair here is 5 days old so please pardon the halo frizz. It took me 2.5 hours to install these twists. I use Janet Collection marley hair and soak the hair in apple cider vinegar + clarifying shampoo before I install it. Here’s my video on how I do my twists: