These past 15 weeks have gone by with little issue and it was just too good to be true. I was nearing a point of wanting to pinch myself. I mean, how can I go from not being able to make it past 10 weeks to stretching to 16 weeks. I was starting to feel myself and think, I got this. And then “it” hits. The “it” I’m referring to are tangles and knots which led to unnecessary breakage.
Thoughts of ripping out every tangle and calling it a night crossed my mind several times. There were moments when I lost all patience and sorta kinda ripped right through the tangles. I truly was over it. For any newbies that are reading this, do as I say, not as I do. Take your time and properly detangle!
In hindsight, here are the issues….
Pre-poo: Komaza Pona Hair & Scalp | HairVeda Red Tea Nourishing Conditioner
Here lately, I have been using Alter Ego Garlic on my scalp (for shedding) and that has really helped to keep shedding minimized. I totally skipped this step this wash day, unintentionally of course. I also skipped the over night pre-poo and opted for 30 minutes on wash day. My hair didn’t feel as soft as it normally does leading into wash day. Mistake #1.
Shampoo: Creme of Nature Argan
My scalp has been a little itchy so I shampooed twice vs. once. I figured it wouldn’t be an issue since I used a sulfate-free shampoo. Was I wrong! My hair first showed signs of tangles at this step. Mistake #2.
Deep Conditioner: Mixture of Bee Mine Beeutiful & NaturelleGrow Mango & Coconut Water
I was low on NaturelleGrow Mango & Coconut Water so I mixed it with Bee Mine Beeutiful. Both are awesome but NaturelleGrow offers amazing slip and has really been amazing for my hair during this stretch. Running out is clearly….Mistake #3.
Current Situation: The breakage has calmed down and things are back to normal. 16 weeks is my longest stretch to date so clearly I’m entering new territory. If next week’s wash is a bust, that’s it, I’m done, I’m caving, I’m getting my touch up.
I’m rocking FreeTress Creta Girl this week. No one knew it was a wig until I owned up to it. Even the weave checking, wig spotting coworkers didn’t notice. So yeah, everyone is digging my new look.