|Me, Elisa & Eshae'|
|Eshae' & Elisa|
On this particular Saturday the girls seemed like they had a dream about color and at the break of dawn they decided to wake me up with the unnerving idea that I should take them to the hair dresser today and allow them to get color. For Elisa that was no big deal her little patch had grown nicely and healthy and the color was barely holding on to the ends so it was time for her to go back and redo her color. However, for Eshae' this request made me nervous especially since she wanted to change the color of her entire head of hair and vision of straw like hair texture and breakage occurring at a drop of a hat had me scrrrrrrrred!!!!
Nevertheless, I decided long ago that it was their individual journey and the only peas I had in them Q's was making sure they had the knowledge and tools to ensure that they themselves kept their hair healthy and thriving so off to the hair dresser we went. Eshae' decided that we should all dress alike on this adventure thus the jumpers we all wore....( my girls sometimes forget that I am a little long in the tooth and expect me to dress like them....well we do share similar taste in clothes lol lol). I was savvy enough to tape the experience so take a look at the process
|Elisa's hair after color on the left it is freshly co-washed on the right styled with CJ Repair me protein conditioner and Kiss my face upper management gel|
|Eshae's hair before color and after color. Her hair was styled with the same products as Elisa in the previous picture.|
I am happy to say that it has been a month since the girls adventure into color and I can report that surpisingly Eshae's hair is even more moisturized than before we did the color....HUH islandgurl your previous statement must be a typo....you might be thinking... but nope I can clearly state that ShayShay's hair is more moisturized now than ever. Why? Because she is much more diligent about moisturizing and deep conditioning her hair since we introduced color to her tresses. The deal I made with the girls is that if they suffer damage we will BC, no need to hang on to raggedy unhealthy hair and 2. the color can only be done once a year for them this means every summer.
Eshae's Routine for dealing with color and keeping her hair healthy includes;
- Washing hair weekly with a no-poo (we like DevaCurl and Curl Junkie)
- Moisturizing deep conditioner once a week under steamer
- Spritzing hair every night with water/aloe vera juice and glycerin mixture
- Sealing in that moisture with a butter (we are loving TastiKiss Ayurvedic Butter)
- And lastly we put some Jamaican black castor oil to finish it off.
- Put the hair into large twists or braids and tie it down with a silk scarf for the night.