A common side effect of chemically treating your hair is dryness. I cannot stop bleaching mine as previously discussed in my last blog.
So, of course, I have been fighting dryness. It was recommended to start using products with the active ingredient of coconut oil. So I started using Shea Moisture’s 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Shampoo and Conditioner, there is not a major difference as of yet but my hair has been under a unit mostly. I am attempting to do a month without wearing wigs or units, this will hopefully give my hair the chance to breathe.
Additionally, I started using Shea Moisture’s African Water Mint detoxing spray. I love the spray because when I want to change my unit after 2-4 days, I do not have to shampoo my hair completely to get a clean feel. When I exercise I wear a dad cap meaning the sweat sits on my hair. I can use the detoxing spray instead of a full blown wash. My hair has grown significantly since I first started my healthy hair journey. I am nearing the point where I will need to braid my hair when my fast from wigs is over.