Sooooo even though I relaxed and flat ironed my hair on Friday, I washed my hair yesterday. You are probably wondering why, right? Well, my scalp still felt like there was “stuff” on it and my hair began feeling a bit dry from the effects of the no-lye Amla Legend relaxer (none of which I experience with the Optimum Care Salon Collection relaxer). I can’t remember the last time I washed my hair three days apart from one another but keeping my hair and scalp healthy is of paramount importance so last night I decided to chelate my hair using Chi Clean Start.
I shampooed twice and then deep conditioned with a new product I picked up the other week from the Indian store. It is a moisturizing deep conditioner called Dabur Vatika Virgin Olive Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. After doing my research on the benefits of amla, I became extremely interested in other Indian products and herbs. This one caught my eye because it appears to have Indian herbs and be purely moisturizing. It is a creamy, thick product that is peach colored. I applied it, covered with a shower cap and deep conditioned with my heating cap for about 30 minutes. My hair felt soooo soft and moisturized with tons of slip after rinsing! I allowed my hair to airdry without any leave-ins and it felt just as amazing once it dried. I braided my hair into two cornrows and removed them this morning for a braid out. I would have posted a photo except I’ve since worked out and my hair now looks crazy.
I’m going to do a separate video or post on all the products I purchased from the Indian store. I’m super excited to be (finally) exploring these products after skimming over the information anytime I saw it on a blog or hair board. Of the two I’ve tried on my hair (Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil and Deep Conditioning Mask), I have been super impressed and can’t wait to try Amla and Brahmi with my next few washes. For the next couple of weeks I am going to try my best to deep condition twice per week to make sure my hair stays in tip top shape!