Here is my experience on the second week of the 30 day hair detox. You can check out my week 1 experience here.
Notes from week 2
Drying my hair
A question that came up was on how I dried my hair. I air dried my twists on both week 1 and 2.
It is recommended that you sit under a hooded dryer or use a diffuser (for wash and go’s). The heat activates the products and holds the style in place before shrinkage and frizz can get in the way.
I do not own a hooded dryer which is why I opted to air dry. I may invest in one in the future but for now, I’m making it work.
Using mousse as a styler
I was asked about the hold and definition I got from using mousse as a styler. I am still new to using mousse so it may be the formulation of the product I used.
That said, I have found that my individual coils readily separate when I use a mousse compared to the styling products that are rich in oils and butters. Therefore, the style might not hold in the clumped chunks for too long.
I don’t mind this because I have been doing fewer twists and braids so I am bound to fluff and separate them for volume.
The best styles for the detox
As someone with fairly dense hair, doing 20-30 twists every week is not a worthwhile investment of my time.
I’d much rather learn how to do a few flat twists, cornrows or braids that are wearable for 3-4 days.
I also think people who rock buns and afros will enjoy the detox because styling is not time consuming.
I may experiment with these styles in the future.
This particular wash day took me a little over an hour from start to finish (including styling!) No complaints from me.
If you are trying out the detox, how is it going for you? Let me know down below.
‘Always remember that your hair is your crown and your body is a temple; embrace it, love it and take care of it.”