Monday, February 12, 2007

My 1 month anniversary of my sisterlocks was Friday, February 9th. It passed without so much of a whimper. I guess because I knew I was going to wash my hair on Saturday, and I just don't look forward to that part of this hair thingy.

On Saturday night after work, I got home and started the process of banding and braiding. I also tried to scratch up all my flakiness. Yes, flakiness. I don't know if it is the winter or what, but my head although no longer itchy, is still flaky. So I prepared for long washes and extra long rinses. Well after and hour and half of washing (you know I have to use 2 different kinds of shampoo) I decided to check for flakes and what do I find? Flakes. Needless to say I was frustrated because I am not use to not being able to wash my hair completely clean after several washings. So while my hair was still damp and braided and banded, I used my hair toothbrush to brush as many of them from my scalp as I could and rinsed again. An hour later I went to bed. Sunday, I took out the braids and bands and commenced to brush flakes from my scalp some more and from the actual locks. (My consultant recommended I do this). I got most of them out, but not all. So I started researching on lock-it-up some remedies for this situation. I am already taking fish oil and primrose oil pills. Last night I boiled some thyme and water together and sprayed on a noticable section of hair to make sure it would work. I'll buy some jojoba oil and back to my old familiar Seabreeze to also help. I mean I can't get my hair retightened if I have a head of flakes. My hair must be clean and right now I just don't think it is. I rub my scalp gently but firmly trying to get it clean but I guess I am gonna have to use smaller bundles and just pray.

My hair came out fine though. Lost one of my baby locks on the front that was really small. I pinned it down, but it still was a gonner. I was sad about it, but my consultant let me know I'd have to baby them and they may still come down.

I love my hair and I still get compliments, I just ain't loving this flakiness. If any of you sl bloggers have any other suggestions, please let me know.


At 10:59 PM, Blogger Aundrea said...

Congrats on your anniversary!
I, too, had a dandruff problem when my locks were relatively new, like yours. My consultant said much of it was due to my scalp not being used to not having tons of oil in it, and that it would eventually get better. She also recommended Sea Breeze. Eventually, my dry scalp was no, this is just a season. Though it's a pain at times, just be assured that the best times with your locks are to come! I would recommend that you do make small bundles of hair when prepping for washing. It does help to ensure you are reaching all of those areas of dirt, getting your whole head squeaky clean. Keep up the faith and the good work with your locks, they look great!

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Cashana said...

Thanks Aundrea! I washed last night with the smaller bundles and although not perfect, much less flakes and no itching. I just choke this up to the journey.

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Maryee said...

Check into the ACV rinse. The ingredients can be found on my sister Jen's blog I think. Wishing you the best!

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Cashana said...

Thanks Maryee! That is one on my list to try. Right now the flakes seem to be at bay, but I'll check out your sister's blog for the ingredients.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Carmen In NC said...

I use jojoba oil as you mentioned. Either I mix it with grapeseed oil half and half and put a few drops of rosemary and tea tree oils in it - it doesn't have the best smell, but some like it. Or I just use the jojoba in little areas that were really itching or dry. Now after shampooing, I just oil my scalp and it seems to be doing just fine.


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