Okay so, I love Cherry Lola treatments. Every time I do one, Izzy’s frizz is gone, and I can tell she is moisturized because my hair will look totally darker than it normally does. Crazy right? My curls look juicier and plumper with this treatment – LOVE IT. However, I don’t feel as if I can do it often because baking soda can dry hair out, which would be counterproductive. But since Izzy has low porosity, it’s really hard to moisturize her, and she takes FOREVS to dry. We need to work on that. Therefore, I’m trying to reduce the number of acidic ingredients I put on my hair – like aloe vera juice – because they can tighten the cuticle. I don’t need that, shoot, I’m trying to open mine up a little!
I did a Google search for alkaline foods in search of a nice deep conditioner (ps – No, this is not relaxing your hair. Hair cuticles have little change with pH’s from about 5-9.). I found a good list at Energise for Life and proceeded to pick my ingredients. Here’s what I came up with:
– 3/4 can of coconut milk
– 3 tablespoons of coconut butter
– 1 avocado
– Juice from 1/2 of a lime
– 1 cup of full fat yogurt (This time I used regular, but I usually get greek)
– 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
– 2 tablespoons of hemp seed oil
The mix was blended up in my trusty Magic Bullet and was fairly easy. I hope jojoba oil is edible…because I may or may not have eaten a little. It was good! It tasted like a creamy avocado dip. I applied my mixture to dry hair, parting Izzy to ensure the concoction got everywhere – apparently, she is now so thick that things will not see her roots unless I part my hair. Then, I put on a plastic shower cap and let it sit for an hour (that steamer would have come in handy right about now…). Here are some pics of it in my huuurrrr!
So when I rinsed out the concoction, my hair felt slippery, like it does when I use coconut oil. Cool. I did a quick rinse with my Aubrey Organics Green Tea Rinse (that stuff is really weird BTW) and went to do my hair. When I got out of the shower, it didn’t look as juicy as it does with a CL, but it looked moisturized. However…the issue came when I decided to style with my Curly Q Curling Custard (by Curls) – seriously, I just decided my hair hates this shiz, I’m throwing in the towel. I wasted a bunch of products trying to make it work, but I gave up and hopped back in the shower and cowashed with my Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa. My hair still felt really good. THEN, I was like, I’m not wasting anymore products today! I decided to use oil and Long Aid only to style…it looked fine, but then when I shook out my fro I realized my hair was gunky. Sigh. I got back in the shower and shampooed (I really didn’t feel like messing with buildup) then cowashed again and got out. Finally (last time, promise), I used Long Aid and my Mozeke Herbal Infusion Oil and was done with it!
I want to try this DC without the yogurt, or, with adding baking soda and amino acids… There’s something about baking soda that Izzy just loves. Sigh. She always likes the bad boys.