{Hair Treatment Day} New Regimen + Cherry Lola Curl Treatment

Hey Naturalistas!

I am on the hunt for the best regimen for winter!

The last regimen I tested out was okay, but I wasn't really feeling the shedding that has happened over the last two wash days, so I was back to the drawing board.

The New Regimen
I went and got myself some new shampoos and a conditioner because I have been battling with dry, brittle hair all winter. I love my GPB from Aubry's, so I decided to get the shampoo and conditioner I hear so much about from Hairscapades - the Aubry's Honeysuckle Rose. I got it from Vita-Cost for about 6.50 - 7.50 a bottle, which was a STEAL in comparison to how much they wanted for it at Wholefoods where I picked up Giovanni Don't Be Flaky Anti-Dandruff Shampoo because I have been having some dry flaky scalp issues. The Giovanni shampoo has 2% Salicylic Acid and is supposed to also moisturize with oatmeal, noni, tea tree and eucalyptus oils so I was hoping for the best with this combo!



I detangled and put my hair in six twists then washed it in those sections. I used the Giovanni's shampoo first and my hair came out feeling squeaky clean, but also a little dry, so I followed it up with the Aubrey's shampoo and then their conditioner. Over all the detangling was a breeze, mostly because I did it before hand (with a spray bottle filled with water, olive oil and a little bit of HH) and I didn't see as much shedding. Although I am aware that winter is the time of year that my hair sheds and usually I would have a weave or other protective style at this time of year, I wanted to brave the wild winter weather and see if I could retain length and some money in my pockets as well.

The Cherry Lola Treatment
Remember when I had that fiasco… with the coconut cream and the little bits it left in my 
hair? It worked but this recipe is supposed to do a similar natural relaxation of the curl 
pattern to ease detangling and that is what I needed…

Then I remembered an email from Cassandre Beccai on the Cherry Lola Treatment!
She breaks down the entire  process, how amino acids are helpful to  and gives us the recipe 
as well! And it's supposed to help with frizzy unmanageable hair even somewhat of a natural
hair relaxer! She even had a video to go with it! (See it at the end of this post) She did such a
great job explaining this process that she she convinced me to actually go ahead and go thru with the process!

I went and got some plain, full fat yogurt, a new bottle of Bragg's Amino Acids (my last one only had a teaspoon in it…) and my big ol' bag of Arm and Hammer Baking soda from the pantry closet - that stuff is a miracle worker on so many other things…

2tbs Baking Soda, 16 ozs of Plain Yogurt and 2tbs of Amino Acids

I mixed it up with help from my little and he was surprised at the reaction we got!

He's measuring the amino acids…

Pouring it in…
He said it stinks! LOL!
Now it's foaming! He loved it!

I took into the bathroom and began to apply it.

It's squishy fun putting it in, but REALLY MESSY…
And… It's a little smelly! LOL!

But… WORKED at elongating my curls!


The Verdict
I left it in for about 45 minutes. I had to take it out because it started to drip out from the plastic and annoyed the heck out of me. It was actually very easy to wash out and my hair felt super soft! My curls were still elongated as well as shiny! There was no frizz visible as it was when I first washed my hair either! 

Pros
  • Elongated my curls
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to make
  • Mage my hair soft and manageable
  • Added shine
Cons
  • MESSY
  • MESSY 
  • MESSY
  • Did I say messy?
  • The recipe was enough for another treatment! (wasteful!)
Am I going to do it again is the question… And the answer is a resounding YES! I love how my hair feels and looks! It dried quickly and was still very elongated, so I am most definitely doing it all again. Next wash day as a matter of fact! What I am going to change is the amount I make. Instead of the full recipe I am going to halve it and use 8 oz of yogurt, and 1 tbs each of baking soda and amino acids. 

I will show you my final hair style next post as I am tired and my little needs to be put to bed!

In the meantime, check out Cassandre and her process below:




Stay curly and warm,
That NY Naturalista
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