Today I wanted to share a little unofficial progress update on how my hair has been doing under the maximum hydration method regimen this far.
So from the pictures above:
The first picture you can see my first attempt at a wash and go EVER, since doing the big chop. The picture is just a few days before I started the regimen on April this year. You can see white product/residue on my hair, which is a typical symptom of low porosity hair. Low porosity hair has a hard time absorbing product or moisture, most of the time the product or water will just sit on top of the hair instead of being absorbed into the hair cuticle.
The second picture is of a wash and go, six days after starting to incorporate the maximum hydration method regimen. I had done it straight every day for six days. At this point the conditioner was being absorbed properly into my hair strands and I no longer had white residue on my hair. I also started to experience clumping of my curls.
The third picture I took just this past week, after about a month of doing the maximum hydration method regimen on my Type 4 Low Porosity Hair. Here are some things that I have noticed so far about my hair:
- The first day doing the regimen I was very impressed at how much my hair was absorbing water and conditioner. I mean for the whole time I have been natural, I thought that my hair was “wet” whenever I washed it. With this regimen for the first time with my hair, I have truly experienced the meaning of wet hair. My hair gets soaking wet! This is a sign that my Low Porosity Type 4 hair is actually taking in the moisture into the hair cuticles.
- Ok as far as my curls go! It is just amazing the curls that have been popping all around my head due to the maximum hydration method regimen. Before I big chopped, my hair never had any curls EVER!!!(no noticeable curls anyway)
I always believed that I was a “4c no curl pattern or definition”. I only started noticing some curl pattern when my hair was in the wet state on the crown of my head when I started consistently doing GHE only a month before discovering this regimen. All the curls you see now in the pictures is all because of this regimen. Now I understand that the reason I could not see any curl pattern or definition on my Type 4 Low Porosity hair is because all this time, my hair has been chronically dry!
- The part of my hair that has been responding extremely well is at the back of my head. The front is a little bit stubborn but is also progressing well. Depending on how dry the individual hair strands are, not all strands will reach maximum hydration at the same pace, so this is understandable.
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Much Love & Blessings,