I took out my crochet braids last night, after about 3 weeks. I have to admit that I think my hair may have suffered from not having easy access to it, as there's a lot of shedding and breakage, but it's not the end of the world. Anyway, I took the braids out last night, but was too tired to wash my hair. No matter how many times my husband told me to just get up and wash it, no matter how much he offered to wash the hair for me, my body was just not interested and said it was going to sleep. And sleep I did.
When I woke up this morning, I rushed into the shower to proceed to wash and condition my hair. Because of the product build up from moisturizing my hair underneath my protective style, I used a clarifying shampoo as I needed to get all that product out of my hair. Next I reached for my Hello Hydration conditioner, because my hair was in desperate need of instant and intense conditioning. Well, let me give you some background of my bottle of Hello Hydration conditioner. I have heard lots and lots of great reviews about it, but never saw the need to try it out. It wasn't until my most recent trip to the States, that I happened upon it at the grocery store and decided to try it out. I brought it back to Nigeria and had used it just one time - the slip is AMAZING and my hair felt VERY SOFT after using it.
This morning when I reached for it, the bottle felt weird. It felt light. I remembered having used it only one time, and I'm usually not heavy handed with products. So why was the bottle much less than halfway used? I racked my brain trying to figure it out. When I use my products, I put them back in my little bathroom stand. There's no way it would have poured out. Wait a minute! The conditioner was IN the shower stall this morning, not on the bathroom stand where I keep it. There was only one other person who could have moved it.
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A lot of people describe my husband as having an afro. Yes, it's higher than a lot of men in Nigeria have their hair. We have had discussions here and there on what products are good for natural hair care. Never did it cross my mind that my lovely hubby was helping himself to my hair products!!!! I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry when I came to that realization this morning. My honest initial reaction was panic! If he'd used this conditioner to that level, what other products should I be worried about?!?! Especially since he claims he has to get his hair wet EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Well, I could do either of 3 things...
- Buy him his own set of products. He's not really into the natural hair lingo, and will use almost anything. Well, he said he just loved the conditioner and that's why he kept using it :p
- Hide my products :D
- Buy my products double-fold. This might end up being the best option.
Just when eBunite wrote about maintaining a sensible Natural Hair Budget, my husband shows me that I have to spend even more now.
Well, the couple that cares for their hair together, stays together.
Have a nice weekend!