Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pre-Pooing For Little GIrls

Heya, curlies! I have had a lot of changes to my hair and my kid's hair recently, but the one thing that remains the same is the pre-pooing part. I still pre-poo our hair with coconut oil.  No matter the hair type, a lot of people swear by coconut oil for pre-pooing and detangling. Ya'll know I can't leave the stuff in my hair... don't need protein overload! lol
I even use coconut oil on my 3 month old's hair after his baths! It's all he needs right now. He has a natural mohawk. O_O

Recently, I tried something new with Syriah's hair, though. I have seen other vloggers do this and I have yet to try it on mine. I used coconut oil AND conditioner to pre-poo her hair! And this time, I put a plastic bag on to really moisturize it. Felt so good and moist when I washed her hair afterwards. The detangling process wasn't hard, either because I had previously finger detangled.
As you can see in the video, I used a VO5 conditioner. I have used this in the past and it has never failed me. It's cheap and it works! Plus, it has no silicones, and although naturals SWEAR by silicone usage for slip, I don't like to use them a lot. Eventually, my hair ends up feeling horribly coated.
That's also my reason for not co-washing with conditioner that is not meant for washing lol! I do, however, LOVE the As I Am Coconut Cowash. I am still using the same one from my CurlMart haul from a few months ago, only because I have been either washing with my trusty Shea Moisture raw shea butter shampoo or my Dr. Woods liquid black soap, which is WONDERFUL as a shampoo and a conditioner combined!
We've been re-purchasing it for about 4 months now.

Other new changes that I've made, I've cut a few inches off my hair about 3 weeks ago! Watch this video to find out why.
Because of budget changes, I've had to cut back on a few things. So we are currently using the Cantu repair cream leave in. It's okay. It's cheap and it works, but I have to be careful. Overuse of that stuff will cause my hair to feel coated as it has done in the past. But for now, it works.

Even though I cut a good chunk off of my hair, it doesn't seem like I cut much off. My hair is still longer than I expected it to be after cutting. But my hair does grow really fast (without vitamins), so yay for that! Plus, my 'holy grail' oil always helps with growth and I still use that religiously.

So, that's my update for today. I will try to come back and post more often. I have been slacking on that because of me doing more YouTube videos now. Video editing is soooo fun, but it can be time consuming! I'm trying to get to where I can do three videos a week with ease... yeah. Not easy with four kids.
But I do homeschooling videos now as well, so I record that, too. Beauty & brains for the win! xD
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~Epic Realist~