I loved my hair all last week while I did bantu knot outs. I re-twisted every night and each day my hair looked better. Sunday night I did not twist it because I got home late from a wedding. Monday, my hair still looked good!
I decided to wash on Monday night - I know, what was I thinking?! I pre-poo'd with coconut oil and sat under the steamer for about 20 minutes. Then I washed once with As I Am Co-Wash and deep conditioned with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque for 20 minutes under the dryer. I plopped with a t-shirt and blow dried my hair on low/medium to stretch it out a little. I twisted with my moisturizing spray, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Argan oil, and Ecostyler gel with Olive Oil.
My hair was a little damp this morning, but I loosened the bantu knots and did some things around the house for about 15 minutes. It was dry by the time I picked it out. I like my hair, but it's not great. I'm just glad it's moisturized. It's a little frizzy, but I also know that first day hair isn't the best. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week!
I'm not yet sold on the As I Am Co-Wash. My hair felt clean, but I had some white residue on my scalp. I think I need to shampoo my scalp once a week.
Not sold on the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque as a deep conditioner either. The consistency was too thick, my hair had no slip, and my hair didn't feel any more moisturized when I washed it out. I may try this as a curling cream, but no more as a deep conditioner.