*Please note- this is a long post*
I have not had any heat on my hair since Jan. 10 and have been deep conditioning every week and doing braid-outs. I have decided to do this because I have discovered that I have severe heat damage and frankly I am tired of paying someone to screw over my hair. Anyway, I'm posting this evening because I'm not sure about my nightly routine; more precisely whether or not I am using too many (or the right) products. So here's what I do:
I shower with my hair uncovered and right before I step out I place a plastic cap over my head to draw in the moisture. I then use Proclaim Tea Tree Spray Leave-In Conditioner on damp hair followed by a dime size of Shikai Daily Moisture Conditioner (which I do not rinse out). I section my hair while it is still damp and proceed to braid, sealing the ends with Elasta Mango Butter Moisturizer and rolling them on perm rods. I've recently incorporated Oyin Whipped Pudding
into the routine since I hear shea butter is good to use in the winter. I've noticed that my hair dries really fast even though I apply product and section it off. Lastly, I mist w/Wave Nouveau Finishing Mist and tie with a scarf. I am finding that my hair dries up really fast even when I section it off while I'm braiding other sections. I'm thinking that I need a product that will allow my hair to retain as
much as moisture as possible, esp. when braiding at night. Also I am afraid that this daily manipulation will cause additional breakage. I don't know what to do. For all of you transitioning, I am curious to know, what is your night routine (and what products are you using?)
Thanks for reading!