Yes you read right, I have been co-washing my hair for the past few months and and using shampoo a lot less than before. It was great in the beginning and my hair seemed to love it until about a week ago. I have stepped up my workouts and wore my hair in a high ponytail last week. I noticed that my scalp was kind of itchy so I decided to rinse it while I was in the shower. Well that only took the itch away until my next workout. So Friday night after work I made a mad dash to walmart and walked down the hair aisle for what seemed like an hour trying to pick the best shampoo to help clean my scalp. I came across the suave line and remembered how I used it when I relaxed my hair and loved the results. I grabbed a bottle of the Suave humnectant and headed home. It felt great to wash my scalp and get all of the build up off of it. I did add as much water as possible to the bottle and made sure to only use the shampoo on my scalp. I applied my conditioner to my hair that was 12 large twists. I placed my hair in braids for a twist out. I know that some of you are wondering why I decided to go back to shampoo and especially one that has SLS in it but I needed to cleanse my scalp, the amount of sweat and build up from my products was not creating the best environment for my hair. Of course I plan to use it in moderation and keep it diluted, but I can say that my scalp feels a lot better.
So Friday was my birthday and I wanted to straighten my hair, Wednesaday I washed my hair and then blew it out using the tension method on low heat. Once I blew out each section with grapeseed oil as a heat protectant, I flat ironed on 350 in about 10 sections. I made sure to only pass the flat iron through my hair only twice. Of course itwasn't pin straight, but that wasn't the look I was going for. My hair seems to easily tangle so I don't think I will wear it down much. I plan on keeping it straight until the end of the week.