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.
The mixture changed color and texture. I was just bout ready to freak out when I remembered that it was probably just a chemical reaction, and as long as it didn't rise above the bowl, it was all good. Thankfully, it didn't rise above the bowl's edge and I began slathering it on my previously pre-pooed with olive oil curls. I massaged some of it onto my scalp to help exfoliate it. Then I did sunnen that my or may not be advisable, I got under the dryer for half an hour. Am I crazy? Eh, depends on who you ask, but nothing bad happened so we're good here. When I got in the shower, I did make a wee mistake..I massaged my scalp again. I call it a mistake because my head started to burn in places like it used to relaxer style, so I rinsed it out. Not being satisfied with a simple rinse I proceded to use Giovanni's Deeper Moisture Smooth As Silk Conditioner to finish rinsing it out. The burning stopped..still not sure what it was about. I Think I may have accidentally over exfoliated my scalp or the heat did something weird to the mix. The results were almost worth the scare. I got some pretty good hang time and my curls were silky smooth.
The Hair was bigger, fluffy, and happier as you can see. It stayed this length when it dried instead of drawing up.