Friday, December 9, 2011

Changing my regime?

So I have been on my HHJ for almost a week now (Sunday marks a week). I can already see a difference in my hair. I'm pleased for the most part, but my hair is still missing the shine. I noticed the Cantu Shea Butter leave my hair flaky if not rubbed in properly. While I absolutely love the smell I'm not sure it is moisturizing my hair the way it should. I think this is preventing my hair from shining. I'm thinking of changing my moisturizer to Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship leave-in conditioner. I may give it a few more weeks to make my final decision.

I've been M&S everyday in the morning and night with the exception of yesterday. Yesterday I did it one time. I left my scarf on my head most of the day. I was thinking about getting a relaxer today, but after a week of daily manageable new growth I decided to wait til around Christmas or right before the start of my last semester of school.

Here is a copy of my hair yesterday. This is my braid out from Sunday I blowed dried a few strands of my hair yesterday. I said I wouldn't use heat but that may be impossible. I may have to blow dry occasionally.


  1. Have you tried clarifying? That'll get rid of any unseen buildup in your hair and allow your products to penetrate better and do their job. It'll probably stop that Cantu from flaking on you as well!

    Try V05's clarifying 'poo; it's like $1 and works great!

  2. I actually clarified the first time I washed on Dec 4th. I think the Cantu was flaking b/c I was rubbing it in well enough. Thanks for the advice. I wish I would have known about the V05 clarifying shampoo b4 I went out and spent $6 on the Ion clarifying shampoo.

  3. I have been having the same problem. I recenlty switched to using cantu as my daily moisturizer, my hair is not shining as much and it does look dirtier quicker than usual. Otherwise, my hair has been feeling very well moisturized.

    I may try the claryfying V05 Kaytee suggested.