If this is the first you're hearing of my recent hair trouble you can see the original post here.
In an attempt to somewhat repair the damage yesterday I started with a DIY deep conditioning treatment. I mixed together a healthy dose of Moroccan Oil and this hair mask I received free in Glamour - I believe. The hair mask alone is actually really nice and having tried it on my pre-ruined hair I thought it would work well for this. I've done A LOT of research into hair damage this week and this method has come up time and time again so I thought I'd share it.
After slathering my lengths and ends (avoiding my healthy roots) in the mixture I popped on my Soap & Glory turban which I'd microwaved damp so it was toasty and warm. I then microwaved a second wet towel and bundled that on top in an effort to contain the heat. I did have to reheat the top towel once every 5mins or so during the treatment to keep everything warm but it wasn't so much of a hassle as I'd made myself comfortable in the kitchen by this point.
You can see my freshly chopped locks for the first time below..
I had already cut more than an inch of my ends myself in an attempt to save the rest and althoughthis treatment didn't restore health it definitely smoothed and conditioned.. it helped!
Also.. Note how straight my hair is. The straightening treatment worked I can't deny that but it absolutely wasn't worth the hair horror that ensued!
Unfortunately I'm still frazzled so step 2 will be protein. I ordered treatments from Redken and Aphogee, The Redken arrived as I was typing this but I'm going to hold out and use the Aphogee first as I've heard the results can be amazing. It's a salon brand and from what I've read it's not pleasant to apply but I can't wait to share that with you. You do have to be careful with protein as if you overdo it or your hair doesn't need it can also be very damaging so I'm nervous but when used properly it sounds like an absolute miracle product.
Aphogee was recommended to me on twitter and I'd never have heard of it otherwise so please, if you have any suggestions, let me know!