As I go into week two of my “hair intervention”, I realize that I am not stressing as much about my damaged tresses. I am still not completely comfortable with my new hair clips because I feel like I HAVE to wear them to disguise and protect my damaged hair. Angie, my hairstylist at “New York Live”, makes it much easier to deal with. She has a very encouraging spirit and is the master at making hair clips. When the clips are in, Angie works hard to just hot curl the fake hair and protect my real hair. We put the clips in right before the TV show and take them out right after the show. Then, I wrap my hair up and put on a hat.
I probably had a different hair style everyday last week on TV, as Angie tried to find the perfect style. She even brought in two new clips to experiment with. Honestly, I’m not loving my TV hair style right now and I think I may have to cut it to get more of a style I like. This realization is disappointing because I feel cutting my hair right now will depress me a little because I JUST WANT IT TO GROW. PERIOD.
As I told you in week one, my efforts to make my hair grow are managed by my hair guru Ron Williams at Phyto Universe. After my second weekly treatment at the salon, I must admit, my hair texture is much better. My hair had been dull, hard and brittle for weeks. Now it is very soft and looks healthier :-)))
This treatment was very different from the first week’s. Ron started by treating my scalp with essential oil serum, which opens my pores and cleanses my scalp.
Next, Ron makes a pre-treatment cocktail and applies it to my actual hair with a cotton ball. Ron also used a new hair thinning serum (that he swears I am going to love).
Lastly, post shampoo he applies a conditioning treatment that includes a nourishing protein and a hydrating ingredient to improve elasticity then he sits me under the steamer for about 20 minutes. Next he shampoos, wraps, and puts me under the dryer.
Once I am dry, I skip the curling irons and I am done. That was Friday, so I wore hats all weekend, keeping my hair moisturized. I am off on Monday, so my hair won’t see any heat until I return to the TV show on Tuesday.
I am doing my part in other ways at home. I am going to apply my own rinse (Cellephane) at home, which Ron says is a safe product. I also, with Ron’s blessing, started taking silica, biotin and collagen supplements that I picked up at GNC. All are supposed to help with hair and nail health. A girlfriend said she took them and had great success bringing her damaged hair back to health. I say it can’t hurt.
Until next week! xxoo