No, that isn't old mayonnaise that's my variation of the Cherry Lola Treatment. Fellow chaserz, I'd read about the CLT as a method of stretching your hair without heat and reducing frizz. Oddly enough I don't have much of a frizz problem unless I apply multiple products to my hair separately, but I decided to give it a try anyway. First, let me say that I'd read about it (past tense) and decided to make my mixture without reading it again. I figured how hard could it be just add some baking soda to my homemade deep conditioner. Well, that's exactly what I did...only my homemade DC consists of Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and a drizzle of olive oil. This time I added two healthy shakes of baking soda. I didn't think the first shake was enough so I added a second. That's when I noticed the change.
You've heard it time and time again...follow the directions. It's been drilled into out heads since the womb and in most cases is the correct approach. If my natural hair has taught me anything (and it has), it's taught me that sometimes following the directions to the letter can be disastrous. You know how your parents eventually added the do what you're told unless you'll die as a result clause (funny how I never got to use that clause with their instructions). With your hair, that clause can sometimes apply. Only your hair won't die...it'll just give you the side-eye and a bad hair day to boot. I remember when I first started using Shea Moisture. There weren't any directions to speak of on the container and I was lost. What did I do? I'm glad you asked :)