though my minimalist "regimen" involving shampoo, oil, and butter worked pretty well, i wanted to see if i could get better results using actual products. i immediately went to lush because i know they are all cruelty-free, and those i have chosen are also vegan and gluten-free.
unfortunately, all of lush's conditioners contain sulfates, so i was somewhat in a bind of what to use. i just picked up r&b because it was something my manager tried to convince me to love when i worked at lush.
|this shows the lack of overall definition to which i was referring in this post.|
henna glossed for 1 hour with lush caca noir (1 block melted in 6oz water)
shampooed scalp with lush blousey
conditioned and detangled with lush r&b (2.5oz moisturizer + 1.5oz coconut oil + 1oz water)
squeezed out excess water, coated with coconut oil, and raked in some lush dirty hair cream
i also added in a little streak with maybelline's color tattoo in fierce and tangy (i'm getting super duper bored with my color, but i refuse to compromise my hair's health until i'm done growing my hair)
r&b is now phenomenal for my less porous hair, but i'm pretty sure the glycerin dried it out in the cold winter air when i used it alone as a leave-in. i turned it into a "conditioner," and that worked ok, but considering how much it costs, i won't repurchase. i am planning to try renpure argan oil conditioner next.
i loved everything else (even the pain-in-the-ass henna), though i think i can find something that performs just as well as dirty for less money and masculine fragrance. i am planning to try the shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie and kinky-curly curling custard next.
note: i am planning on swimming weekly on fridays so i will have to reverse the order of some things for my second trial this week.
in pursuit of:
treating my hair as my crown and glory