Virgin Olive Oil. This stuff is amazing! I'm so glad because I was really beginning to worry about where my tresses would end up without some major TLC. One of the ways I have incorporated the oil is demonstrated in my video below. I'm learning how important a good pre-poo treatment is if I'm going to continue using shampoo.
I have used mild shampoos and sulfate free versions in the past. I noticed though that they didn't always remove all of the product from my hair. Last summer, I was using shampoo all of the time because we were doing lots more swimming. It all caught up with me and resulted in dryness that my natural hair is not accustomed to. Also, the dryness that comes with the Colorado winter weather doesn't exactly help either. So, I'm super excited that the olive oil is working for me.
WATCH HOW I DO A PRE-POO WITH OLIVE OIL
Also, my braid outs have been looking a lot better since I've started using the olive oil. I first apply leave-in conditioner, which lately is Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in, and then put a little oil on the section. Then I braid it up and finger coil the ends. My hair is turning out a lot softer using this method because I'm moisturizing the hair from root to tip. So it's olive oil for the win! I'll be using this in my regimen for the next few months and post an update on how my hair is doing.