Deep condition – My holy mask!

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Deep conditioning is such an important aspect of a healthy hair care especially when it comes to curly/wavy hair. Since curly hair is naturally dry it needs a lot of moisture in order to have soft and bouncy curls. And thus we must ensure to deep condition our hair at least once a week.

There are lot of ways to deep condition your hair. You can purchase any deep treatment mask from the market suitable for your hair type or you could make a DIY (do it yourself) mask at home such as avocado and banana mask, mayonnaise and oil mask, egg mask etc. Or you could even use your regular conditioner to do a deep treatment.

As I have already mentioned in my previous posts, my hair is sensitive to protein. And at the beginning of my hair journey to deep condition I had purchased the ogx hydrating macadamia oil mask but my curls did not respond well to it as compared to other ogx products which I got along. I even tried the avocado, banana and coconut oil mask but the results were not very impressive either. Eggs and mayonnaise were all delivering similar results. Once again Ingredient was the key and king here and panthenol was the villain.

Gradually through time and research I decided to deep condition using my regular conditioner. May be by adding a few ingredient into it to make it more effective. So I used my ogx quenching coconut conditioner, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of olive oil. And there you go!!! It was a miracle mixture indeed. My hair felt so soft and moisturised after wash. It was like never before and a result beyond my imagination.

My deep treatment routine:

  • Wash and cleanse my hair with ogx quenching coconut shampoo.
  • Divide my hair into equal sections and apply the deep treatment mask.
  • Secure hair in a hair clip and put on a shower cap/grocery bag.
  • Leave the mask on hair for about 45 minutes to 1 hour and rinse it off.
  • I skip my for regular conditioning after this and proceed on to apply leave in / hair gel.
  • Scrunch hair with hands and then with cotton t-shirt.
  • Plop for half an hour and air dry.

Flaxseed gel – My ultimate favorite!

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Hey friends! As all of you know hair gels are heaven for curly girls. And I myself have used a number of them but nothing was as good as homemade flaxseed gel. Here are some pros of this gel.

  • It has a very good hold which gives a great definition to your hair.
  • It is a natural shine enhancer.
  • It is budget friendly.
  • Quite easy to make and would hardly take around 15 minutes.
  • Do not dry out the hair.

So here is the recipe to my ultimate favorite hair gel.

Ingredients required:

  • Flaxseed – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 2 cups

Method of preparation:

  • Put the flaxseed and water in a pot and put it in high flame on stove.
  • Once the water starts boiling bring the heat to medium.
  • Keep Stirling the mix for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  • You will find the water thickening a bit. A texture like egg white.
  • Remove the mix from stove and strain it.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Refrigerate it in a glass jar and use it per requirement.

*Make sure not to over boil the flaxseed as it will thicken the gel too much and make it difficult for application.

*Use a considerable amount of this gel for very good hold.

*Add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice (optional)

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My Curly hair routine!

In order to have a defined, moisturized and frizz free curl one must follow a regular hair routine which should include a hot oil treatment, deep conditioning and a protein treatment (if required for your hair) once a week or at least once a month. I was able to get a transformation by following such a healthy and strict regime. Therefore today i would like to share my haircare routine and techniques with all of you.ย I do not use much product on my hair. Just a shampoo, conditioner, hair cream (occasionally), olive oil and a homemade hair gel. The steps which i follow are:

  • I use the Ogx quenching coconut shampoo to wash my hair. I prefer diluting the shampoo with water. So i start by gently massage them onto my scalp using my fingers and use the lather to wash my remaining hair as well in lukewarm water.
  • Next i divide my hair in five section and gently rake in my Ogx quenching coconut conditioner and comb through each section to untangle any knots.
  • I leave the conditioner on hair for about 15 min and then wash it off. However i make sure not to wash it off entirely and leave some on hair.
  • After this i again divide my hair in sectionsย including the crown hair and apply a tiny bit of my same conditioner as leave in or Ogx curling perfection cream.
  • Now to seal in the moisture i rake in a little bit of olive oil into each section of hair.
  • Finally smooth in my homemade flaxseed gel and scrunch well with hands first and then followed with my cotton t shirt and plop my hair for about an hour and always air dry.

Once my hair is 100% dry i scrunch them again to break the gel cast and i am all set ๐Ÿ™‚

 

“My current favorite hair products”

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Wet hair Vs 100% dry hair

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The beginning!

Hey all my dear Curl friends! I am here to express my thoughts on managing curly, thick, frizzy hair as I myself have such a type which as far as I know is difficult to maintain and style like many others who have straight hair type.

I have inherited my natural curl from my mother. However, like many of my curly girls all over world I have also hated them like hell. Not knowing how to style them or take care of them combing my hair over and over again trying to straighten them. Unfortunately the results were a head full of phoof and texture like hay ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Trying different hair products expecting miracle to happen. Every other day both during my school and college days there were tantrums from my fellow students teasing me about my phoofy hair.

Finally after my graduation when I started earning I decided to get rid of all this mess and made up my mind to permanently straighten my hair. My hair was chemically treated for three continuous years. Those were magical days of my life. There was no difficulty in styling them. I thought it was finally an end to my struggle.

However NO. I had ruined my hair so bad with all the chemicals and heat styling. I did not know if I could ever get back my natural curls (well not really curls but a stack of hay) ๐Ÿ˜‰

One day while surfing the Internet I randomly came across few blogs which were about curly hair care. It was like heaven for me. I learned about the actual way a curly hair should be treated. However, each one was quite different from one another. Each one had different products to showcase. It was a dilemma all over again. I was confused on where to begin. I had to start with something to save my natural hair. Hence I decided to start off by chopping my hair off and getting rid of the damaged ends. That was finally a way to go before I begin my curly hair journey..

Myself before I started my hair journey

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