Here is an update on my new hair color and the treatment helping me combat dryness.
After dying my hair brown and adding highlights my hair has been very dry. My go to conditioners were not working very well anymore. So I decided to go back to what always seems to rescue my hair when its really dry, my customized version of the Cherry Lola treatment.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- Greek Yogurt or plain yogurt (with no added sugar)
- Baking soda
- Any oil of your choice (I prefer coconut oil, grape-seed or jojoba oil)
- Honey (optional)
I don’t have exactly measurement but a rough estimate is:
- 2 or 3 large spoons of yogurt
- 1 or 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
This is just enough to cover all of my hair, you may need more or less depending on your hair length.
Note: This treatment restores hydration by opening up the hair cuticles allowing the hair to better absorb moisture and any product put in it. It is most effective as pre-poo treatment.
You can apply to dry or damp hair. I Work the mix into my hair in small sections making sure I saturate it well all throughout my hair. I also do a light finger detangle using the mix to assist me this way I am sure I am getting the mix unto each strand from root to end.
I leave the mix in for 15 to 30 minutes with a plastic cap, with or without heat. I then proceed to washing my hair. I instantly feel the difference in my hair even before adding any conditioner. After I go on to apply my conditioner and allow it to sit in for 30 minutes with a plastic cap.
I know it works because the first time I washed my hair after dying my hair I noticed my favorite conditioner was not working as effectively as it usual. The next time I washed my hair I started with the cherry cola treatment. When I added my conditioner it worked perfectly, my hair was silky smooth.
I get beautiful results every time I pre-poo with this treatment.
- Baking soda is alkali which helps to restore your hairs ph which has been disrupted by the bleach and dye. Baking soda is also known for its cleansing powers. It will open up your hair cuticles, lift out the dirt and absorb excess oil.
- The Greek yogurt will serve as a light protein treatment. My hair does not respond very well to protein treatments but Greek yogurt is very light. It promotes moisture, shine and works as an anti-breakage.
- Coconut oil is known for working wonders. It helps with moisture retention, shine, stimulates hair growth, improves blood circulation, prevents breakage and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to fight dandruff and lice.
- Honey is a humectant therefore it retains moisture. It adds shine, smoothens the hair cuticles and helps fight frizz.
The original treatment is composed of baking soda, full fat yogurt and liquid amino. If your hair isn’t protein sensitive then this might be a better option for you. But keep in mind after adding color what your hair needs most is moisture, hydrating products/ingredients.
Note: This treatment helps to open up your hair cuticles, therefore it is only recommended for dry, colored or low porosity hair. To determine you hair porosity go back to my previous post https://unveiledglamour.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/i-have-a-secret-to-share/
Hope this helps you dolls. Till next time 😉