After noticing my hair's problem area when trying to create "fake bangs" that seemed to not be working at all lately, I decided to do a pre-treatment that I uniquely tailor-made.
I left in my hair under a clear plastic shower cap and scarf for about five hours before I washed it out, shampooed my hair and did a conditioner. I then metamorphosed into a woman with real cut bangs by using my own scissors to cut them.
So here is what I put into the treatment that I made
¼ cup of fresh aloe
1 plain yogurt
1 half cup almond milk
1 tbsp coffee
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup castor oil
I added these ingredients into my juicer and let it blend until liquefied. After that, I put the concoction into the microwave, warmed it for a minute and then it was ready for application.
I parted my hair in four and applied to each section as I would a perm, only this has no chemicals; it’s all-natural stuff that could be found in the produce section of a grocery store; minus the castor oil. And I must say it worked pretty well.
My hair is softer, more manageable and not as much hair came out after the shampoo process, when conditioned and used the shower comb to comb it through the shaft and to the ends. And so I have to say that the pre-conditioner idea was remarkably successful and I can’t help but to smile about it. So if you ever wondered about pre-conditioning and if it is worth it, I would say that I am now unanimously in favor of it.
After I wash and condition my hair, I usually take an old t-shirt to wrap my hair in, to take out some of the moisture before using a leave-in conditioner. I then part my hair and add pure shea butter to each section prior to twisting it. Only this time while twisting, I used my hair scissors to cut some bangs before twisting it towards the front with hopes that it would lay flat which has been the problem that I have been having for the last few months.
I usually keep my hair in twists, all except for when I am going out somewhere where I want my hair to look cute, like for live musical performances. But this time, I kept my hair twisted for a few days, wearing my protective style under wigs that I used to wear at my most recent musical performance, before I unraveled my hair to see how the bangs actually looked.
Somebody told me that it is good to add oil to your twists before unraveling.
The first time I ever tried it, my hair was so greasy that every time I hugged someone, there was an oil trail left on them. Did somebody say, jerry curl juice?
I realized I was doing it wrong because I might have been putting way too much oil at this point and I had to get better at trying to keep my hair healthy and not drying out so fast since oil can moisturize and then dry your hair out because of its need for water.
This time, I applied the oil not teach strand but to the whole head before unraveling and the results were much better. The curls were crinkly and soft and fell just the way I wanted them to.
I will admit that I had to become as bold as a lion to take scissors and try cutting my own hair which has become my thing, all of a sudden. But it seems to be a stride in the right direction because finally, the problem area I once had, is not as bad anymore. I also noticed how healthy and soft my hair has become. I have real bangs that are not so unruly anymore. If you ever have the temptation of cutting your hair and you are not sure, it might what be just what your hair is in need of. So, don’t hesitate to do it. It was totally worth it.