I just thought I would update you on my coconut milk hair soak. It actually has kept my hair soft all week. In matter of fact, I haven't washed my hair in a week again. Pregnancy has made me hair lazy. I will have to go ahead and start wearing some protective styles as well, instead of trying to wear my hair down, as it causes tangles if I don't wash it for a week.
I also bought some stuff, but have yet to use it or in today's case receive it. First I bought some Herbal Essences Totally Twisted as a result of reading this information over at Tightly Curly. She says this makes a great combing conditioner/leave in, better than the suave naturals I have been using. So I decided to try it, I purchased it for about $3.00 at Target. I'm kind of scared, as it is a cone, but hey, it can't hurt to try it right? I can go back to my tried and trusty Suave Naturals later on.
My second purchase is Jamaican Black Castor Oil. It apparently is great for your hair, can induce labor if ingested in large enough amounts, and also makes a great laxative. Since this is a hair blog, I decided to buy it for my hair. I purchased it from Sam's Caribbean. It is about $10.00 for an 8 oz. bottle, but shipping is $10. So I decided to buy a couple of bottles to justify shipping. The reason I bought Jamaican black castor oil was to see if it makes my hair thicker, softer, and stronger. Thickness isn't an issue, but softness and strength is important, so I figure it can't hurt to try, and like most things I use in my hair, it is multi purpose, I can also use it on my skin as a moisturizer.
So hopefully I will give you updates on my product purchases at a later time.