As promised, this week’s post is about deep conditioning Hudson’s hair. Last winter Hudson’s hair was little and fine and all it needed was some moisture (water) and a sealer (coconut oil). This year Hudson has a ton more hair (8 inches long when pulled straight on top) and the winter weather was taking a toll on it, so it needed more that our normal routine (that will be another post, promise). So, a deep conditioner it what we did. Here’s how we did it:
The night before I applied melted coconut oil on his hair (we already did his daily moisturizing spritz that morning). the purpose was to add some oil directly to the hair to be absorbed. We prefer coconut oil but other prefer olive oil, use what works best for you. Then in the bath I cleansed his hair with Kinky Curly Come Clean and used his regular conditioner, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, as usual. then i applied a deep conditioner treatment. I used Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. Why? Well it doesn’t contain any sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, paraffin, PABA, or animal ingredients. It had want we want in a deep conditioner: shea butter, avocado oil, vitamin E, etc. And it was available at Target so I didn’t have to go to the mall to Sephora’s for it. I applied a generous amount to his freshly washed and conditioned hair. I made sure all his hair was well coated, but especially the ends where it was driest. Then a shower cap went on. He didn’t like it so we had to sit with him and entertain him. Reading how to do say you should wrap a warm towel over the shower cap while they sit for 10 minutes. Well, that’s great and all, but not gonna happen with an active 19 month old who didn’t even like the shower cap. My solution, these hooded towels we were given as a gift and never used since we didn’t want the towel over his hair breaking it. I threw it in the dryer and pulled it out and put it on him. it was a warm “robe” and towel hair wrap in one!
That helped to keep him entertained for the 10 minutes. Then back into the tub where I rinsed his hair with the shower attachment to make sure it was all out. Then I followed with his normal hair routine and put it in a protective style (again, I promise to write a post with his routine, why we do it, what we use, etc.).
I must say I LOVED this deep conditioner. It made a HUGE difference immediately in his hair. It was softer, easier to detangle, helped redefine his curls, and his hair looked healthier that night. We will be doing this probably every two weeks in the winter to keep his hair healthy.
On the fingerprint update: it didn’t happen, however we were able to reschedule it in person for a quicker appointment time than if we sent in the request (like the form says to do). So we are scheduled for January 18th for out biometrics.