I don’t know about you, but I think there is just as much or more trial and error in finding the best method for layering products on your hair as there is for finding the correct product combination.
I am at the end of 2020 (2 years), and I’m still having trouble with products flaking once my hair is dry. I don’t seem to have trouble with my hair being moisturized, just the flaking.
12/10/2020 Wash Day Regimen
1) Wash hair with TGIN Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo
2) Apply TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask (sit under hair dryer for 30 minutes, then rinse in cold water)
3) Apply Aloe Vera
4) Apply Curldaze Ultra Moisture Cream
5) Apply Argan oil
6) Apply Camille Rose Curl Maker
7) Finger rake hair in sections
8) Let hair air dry
9) Apply Macadamia Healing Oil Spray to my hair once it is dry, and every 2-3 days
I applied the above products in the order shown. What I found out is that the Curldaze Ultra Moisture Cream and the Camille Rose Curl Maker might be clashing. In order to find out for sure I did some product tests.
Test #1: I mixed Curldaze Ultra Moisture Cream with Aloe Vera Gel – This mixture turned clear on my hands, so this was not the problem.
Test #2: I mixed Curldaze Ultra Moisture Cream with Argan Oil – This mixture also turned clear on my hands, so this was not the problem. You may ask why I tested the oil; I say so I could rule out everything possible.
Test #3: I mixed Curldaze Ultra Moisture Cream with Camille Rose Curl Maker. This mixture turned white on my hands, which the natural hair industry says to move forward with caution if you decide to mix the products, but I had no signs of beading on my hands. So, I decided to try it and see what would happen. Sure enough, once my hair dried, I had small to medium, wet, somewhat clear flakes in my hair. Since the moisture cream was white, I figured it had to be the curl maker that was flaking. Nevertheless, these two products didn’t mix well together.
I’m trying really hard not to give up on my natural hair because I enjoy taking care of it, but I can understand why people get tired and go back to relaxers or texturizers. This is hard work, but I think it is worth getting to know my hair again after decades of being told my natural hair wasn’t beautiful, and buying into what society wanted, including the black community. I have made the choice not to listen to either. I’m listening to what I think is best for me.