I've never experienced heat like this in my life. Bear in mind that I've been to Hong Kong and Thailand at the height of July -- it's not this hot. I've been to almost every island in the Caribbean -- it's not this hot. In Toronto, we've come scarily close to breaking our heat record and my personal heat tolerance record. I can deal with being sticky and sweaty and unable to breathe when I'm outside simply because I can usually find a kind movie theatre where I can cool down and inhale. Not so for my hair.
I've never said this before, but I actually think the sun may be causing my hair damage.
I touched it the other day and it felt like straw. I recently got it trimmed and oil-treated and I haven't touched a curling iron/blow-dryer/flatiron since so...what's the issue?
This goddamn sun.
|Proctor and Gamble trying to scare me into buying their products:|
It's made me take on a hair routine like I never have before.
I only wash my hair every three or four days, but I've taken to combing coconut oil from ROOT to TIP as a pre-shower treatment. I leave it in for as long as I can (usually an hour while I putter and eat breakfast) and then shampoo it out. Instead of conditioner, I'm using the Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Hair Masque, mixed with the Healing Oil Treatment. I would use a conditioner if I thought it'd help, but I feel like your hair can only take so much while its being beaten down by water.
And for good measure, I rub a little of the Healing Oil into my ends and right before it dries, put in a dime-size amount of Chi Silk Infusion.