So I was on Facebook the other day and ran across this challenge on Afroniquely You. On her website, Afroqueenshae outlines her suggested method for deep conditioning hair for maximum moisturizing and minimum breakage. This challenge could not have come at a better time for me.
I'm a long way away from my glorious pre-baby hair days when most of the natural hairs on my head where all the same length and back when I actually had a hairline. Mother Nature is a byatch post-baby, like she gotta leave behind proof that "A Baby Was Made Here." She hooked me up with a pudgy belly and "new" boobs after I finished nursing, and tossed in a cakey scalp and disappearing hairline for good measure to one-up any move Spanx and push-up bras might make to cover up her handy work. I just sayin', you guys...not complaining...just sayin'. I feel honored and privileged to have a body capable of growing, nurturing and birthing a whole actual other human, and will happily undo all the reconstructive crunches and ab-work, whenever I am blessed with the chance to do it again. Unfortunately, I don't have a nice round head that would look good shaved, otherwise...
So last week, I accepted the The Challenge to do weekly deep conditioning treatments on my hair through the end of 2009. That's a lot of deep conditioning, but that's how serious I am about getting my hairline back and filling in the potholes from random breakage.
I'll post Challenge Updates as I change deep conditioning treatments. I'll be trying a few to find out what's out there and what works for me. There should be a new product bi-weekly or monthly depending on how much of the product I have. Of course I'll post pics from time to time. I'll also talk about any other cool hair products and gadgets I run across on this little journey back to healthy hair-dom. First update, Monday!