Interesting story behind this conditioner: NaturelleGrow accidentally sent me the wrong order. It didn't bother me because I could understand what happened: the swapped orders both belonged to Jennifer G's. It was an honest mistake from my point of view. I messaged the owner to let her know and voiced that I wouldn't mind shipping back the order that I received. She told me to keep the items and would mail out my correct order. Awesome customer service, right?! So this conditioner was in the incorrect order that I received and I decided to go ahead and try it out. In comparison to Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream, this conditioner is thicker, heavier, and didn't sink into my hair as well as VSCMD does. However, it did make my hair soft, but can't say I experience a substantial amount of slip and fluffiness... but to be fair, I did switch the order of how I usually do things (e.g. tea rinse after deep conditioning) so I'm not 100% ready to vote thumbs down on fluffy, moisturized hair.
(5) Did a tea rinse with CC's Naturals Marshmallow & Burdock Root tea (2 tablespoons... you can read about the benefits of each tea here) and black tea (1 tea bag). I steeped the tea for a few days this time. Normally, I do my tea rinses right before deep conditioning and not on days I do protein treatments but I've been shedding quite a bit this week so I didn't want to pass on the tea rinse. (6) Applied Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment right over the tea for a few minutes before rinsing it out. (7) Wrapped my hair in a cotton t-shirt to soak excess water. By the time I took off the t-shirt, my hair was about 60-70% dry. (8) Applied leave-in conditioner, Komaza Care Aloe My Hair Leave In conditioner and serum, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, and set out to detangle my hair but just couldn't. My hair felt so coarse. I was not a happy camper. This is the second time I've used the KC AMH Leave-In and I'm just not getting the soft results I know I can get with my other leave ins. To save my hair, I grabbed my bottle of Komaza Care Califia Moisturizing Spray, sprayed each quadrant until damp and detangled before tying my edges down.
I'm 9 weeks post it's getting tougher, taking longer to detangle. To make sure I worked out all the tangles I two combs to detangle: first using a larger wide-toothed seamless comb (Hercules Sagemann #5580) and followed up with a smaller wide-toothed seamless comb (Hercules Sagemann #1975). Once I completely detangled my hair, I bunned it because I really can't look at the thinner bone straight ends.
I'm honestly not sure how long I plan on stretching this time around. I had originally planned to self-relax at 11 weeks post but I'm just not up for it. Eh, only time will tell.