Back in January, I made the goal that my hair would be the length that is in this picture, which was taken back in January 2006. My hair was APL, which was the longest my hair had been in years. I lost this length due to the damage from color … (now if my skin would go back to being this clear … :o)
Sorry you can’t see more of the length … Darn ruffles on my sleeves! I’m trying to hold them back!!
As I professed last week, my ends seem to have done a complete 360. They are not as prone to snapping as they were. I was trying to figure out why this was (as I wanted to make sure that I kept up the good work), so I began thinking back and thinking about what has been different in my routine.
Last Monday I put some EVOO in a little dish to apply to my crusty, dry skin-laden face (gotta love that Retin-A Micro and the dry skin beards that come along with it). I was moisturizing and just reached for the EVOO. Prior to that, I had not sealed with EVOO exclusively. I was afraid that it would be to heavy for my hair on an everyday basis. Well, I liked the results so I kept it up. A few days later, I noticed less and less ends in my hands after M&Sing. I figured it must have been the EVOO.
Here’s what Livestrong.com had to say about EVOO and hair:
Dry, frizzy or overprocessed hair may be porous, lackluster and lose moisture rapidly. Applying EVOO to damp hair as a leave-in moisturizer can dramatically improve your hair’s condition. Moisture is locked into the hair shaft to help your hair retain its moisture balance throughout the day, leaving it soft and silky.
I hear that EVOO is able to penetrate the hair shaft and really hold that moisture in, which is an added bonus!
I have been using EVOOs since beginning my journey in my prepoos, but now I will add it to my steam treatments and deep conditioners. I may have to go to Costco and get a huge thing of it, because it is definitely my go-to oil now!!