I know some of you are wondering, what in the world happened to the hair updates? Well, life happened. I started back to my regular job and so my hair has been taking a beating. It’s been a little dry and unruly, so it just dawned on me that I needed to do a clarify and deep conditioning.
I clarify with an acv rinse and use banana baby food for a deep condition. My acv rinse is clarified water (from my handheld filtered shower head) and acv (the filtered or unfiltered version). I use banana baby food because my hair LOVES it! See?
Yeah, when you clarify, you have to add the moisture back in. See how adorable the bottom girl is? That is how the rest of my hair will look once I finish this deep conditioning treatment. Otherwise… let’s just say it is literally not pretty. You see that puffy piece? I left it out to demonstrate how critical this step is. This is what it looks like when you clarify but don’t put the moisture back in. But I had a trick for that little piece of hair.
I called it with a little bit of olive oil and voila! No more angry hair!
Next, I rinse out the banana THOROUGHLY with really warm water. Oh yeah, NEVER let it dry on your hair! It’ll take an additional 1-3 rinses to get it out if you do. Finally, I’ll do a cold rinse to close the cuticle.
After all this, my hair may still not be hydrated enough (I’ve been so bad to it lately), so I may need to do the baggy or greenhouse method. We’ll just have to wait and see!
Well, this is how it turned out more or less. I had to deliver an order, so I put on a headband and headed out the door!
The best thing is, it’ll be prestretched in case I decide to do twists, Bantus or a tuck and pin.
Until next time, try NOT to kill your kids before they turn 18!
Tonya E. Joyner is a wife, mother of three, speaker, author, educator, trainer and entrepreneur. Tonya believes that laughter is good medicine. She inserts a dose of humor into her delivery to ensure that education is not torture for the teacher or the learner! Look for her other books on life and learning that help parents keep their sanity, their hair and their relationship with their children and God!