So, to make the process go as quickly as possible due to limited mobility and lots of pain, I doused my head with the old tried and true, Mane 'n Tail Detangler. I've used this off and on over the years, but never really gave it a second thought. Now, I've decided to give this a second chance. My hair was super snarled and gnarly, but this product made the detangling process smooth, easy and fast. In fact, I was so impressed, I think I'll be keeping this around. So, Mane 'n Tail Detangler, two coils up for you!
As promised earlier, I decided to wash my hair with this. This retails for $30+ in some places, but when I saw it on sale for dirt cheap, I had to take the plunge. Who could resist a name like "Hamadi" or a product named "Ginger Soymilk Hair Wash?" You can! As amazing as this smells, it's crap! And, I should have known better. I've known all my life that my hair does not respond to clear shampoos and this is a clear shampoo.With the ingredient of soymilk, I was rather dismayed that it wasn't a creamy shampoo but you can't tell the difference looking at an Internet image, especially if the product's in an amber-colored bottle. Unfortunately, this shampoo left my hair feeling like a damp cotton ball which is really too bad since I was eyeballing the Ginger Soymilk Conditioner. Sadly, I have to give this two coils down.
But, before I washed my hair, I did a deep conditioning steam treatment with Tropic Isle Living's Jamaican Black Castor Oil Protein Conditioner, also purchased on sale. I buy and use the JBCO on a regular basis, and my significant other uses their pimiento oil treatment, so I thought it'd be nice to try as well. I don't know how many staples one is allowed to have, but I MUST keep this on hand. It's like cholesterol conditioner on steroids.Once you scoop out a dollop and massage it into your hair, it turns into pure oil! Combined with hot steam, my hair was scrumptious! Initially this thick cream had an overwhelming smell, not a good one either, but while steaming, my significant other said it made the room smell like sugar. Go figure! A little bit is all you need to hook your hair up. I used too much and had what looked like Jherri Curl drips everywhere. Also, follow the directions. I didn't, but it's recommended that this be used as a post-wash treatment. Personally, I can't wait to try it as it was intended. And, it'd be great for a post-henna or dye treatment. This product gets two coils up.