On my quest for perfect locks, im hitting up every angle possible. Here are a couple things that I have been using to aid me in keeping my locks in tip top condition...
Silk Kiss Pillows
Obviously I have seen people wrap their hair at night to lock in moisture and keep the hair in place whilst sleeping, ie no knots, tangles or frizz! but I was never able to do it because my hair was way too long. So plan B..... Silk pillow cases. Basically does the same thing for your hair that wrapping it does, minus the wrapping.
Since I have been sleeping on my silk case, I no longer wake up looking like an extra from Annie. My hairs tangle free and there's alot less frizz. Which means when I brush my hair a lot less comes out!
I have had my case for a while now, and even though im rambling on about hair, there's also other benefits to sleeping on Silk...
Prevents knotted hair and split ends
Stimulates hydration, giving shinier hair
Reduces sebum production, no greasy hair
Prevents acne and unclear skin
Allows for more efficient use of night creams, providing better skin hydration
Prevents creased morning skin and bed-head
Our silk pillow cases stimulate skin cell renewal thus slowing the ageing of your skin
If im honest I wasn't aware a silk pillow case had half of these benefits until I slept on one for a few months myself. I cant comment on the skin benefits as I have never really had trouble there, but it really is helping the condition of my hair.
My one is from Silk Kiss and they kindly gave me a 15% discount code for my readers (no! im not getting paid) the code is BaTBslk01.
If you have the spare wonger I would definitely check them out, especially if your on a hair quest like me.
Last but not least is Amla Oil. I never knew about this stuff until my friend told me I had to try it. At first I was reluctant because she told me it wreaked *sigh* but then I saw the rate her hair was growing...... there was no question about what my next hair product purchase was going to be.
I know you can pick this up in hair shops and if you type it in Google a load of places will probably sell it online too.I picked mine up randomly in a newsagents for £3.75.
How I use it
Firstly this stuff does stink! there's is no way you could pop this on your hair and head outdoors, believe me when I say you will stop traffic, but for the wrong reasons. You don't need to use a lot of this product, as it is an oil a little goes a long way.
If I use this as a standard treatment I use a tablespoon on my root area and massage it into my scalp, followed by a tablespoon on my mid lengths and ends. I then wrap my hair in cling film and a warm towel and leave it on for as long as possible. For me this usually ranges between 45 min and 2hrs. I then wash my hair thoroughly to get rid of the smell.
If I use this a as a deep treatment, I do the same except I will sleep with it in my hair all night then wash it out the next day.
For a daily fix I dip one finger into the oil, swipe it over the rest of my fingers and then I massage it into my scalp. This way you don't get the overpowering smell but you still get your fix.
I have been using my oil for about 3months now and I can confirm every girl needs this in their life. My hair is thicker, longer and shinier. What more does a girl want...?
I don't really think I need to say much else......