Something Happened and its Not so good

JulieQJulieQ Registered Users Posts: 46
Something went terribly wrong:

I have never done a DT so Last night i did a ACV rinse and then added this DT that i found on the reciepe list (
to my hair. I made it just as you said. Perhaps i used to much on my hair? I slathered it on pretty good and left it in a bun in a shower cap for serveral hours. I tried to rinse it out last night, just with water though, cause i didnt know what else to do, and it still felt really greasy and i tried again this morning and now its noon and my hair still looks wet (it does have very nice curl though :D ) and it feels like an avacado and still kinda smells like a banana. where did i go wrong? how do you get this stuff out of your hair? obviously, using a shampoo would defeat the moisture purpose of this whole thing right? is this how it is suppose to feel after a deep treatment and i just dont know since ive done it before? how do you get the 'wet' look to go away? please help!! i desperate, i might even go home 'sick' from work my hair looks so bad. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions, im really having a difficult time with this whole curl thing in general.

thanks! ( i will admit that the whole thing really is kinda laughable but i think i might have to wait until tomorrow to really laugh at myself and not cry!! )
Thick Strawberry Blonde - Some Sort of 2...
Modified CG Routine Since 4/07, Using: MOP C Re:Coil, Angell, GW Gel (for the moment)


  • teela1978teela1978 Registered Users Posts: 278
    A CO wash might get it out (cheap condish, handfuls, let it sit for like 5 minutes). Also, a shampoo probably wouldn't completely remove the benefits you put in but would get the excess out. Hope something works! Greasy hair is no fun.
    Fine Wavy (2a)
    Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
  • meriellynmeriellyn Registered Users Posts: 1,135
    I'd go for a non-sulfate 'poo to get it out. Followed by a co wash and some conditioner.
    That's a super heavy DT right there. Coconut milk alone is good enough for me. I've tred avocado and banana but it just doesn't work out for me. Honey is good but I just add it to my regular co occasionally rather than going for this super rich mix. Olive oil is way too heavy for my hair, I can't absorb it and I can't get that crap out for days. :P I prefer sweet almond oil for a heavier DT or jojoba for a lighter. I often use jojoba on the length then almond on the ends. But again, I find that an oil treatment alone or a but of oil added to my co is good. Even oil *and* honey in my co. But I think that this DT is a bit much for most wavies to handle all at once.
    Just water is definitely not enough to get this combo out, IMO. I would at least COwash.
    The good news is that pretty much no matter what, it'll come out over the course of a few days and that wet look will go away. You could always just continue as you normally do then do another ACV rinse in a few day.
    2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers
    pwd: hair

    ~a wave in a sea of curls ;)
  • JulieQJulieQ Registered Users Posts: 46
    Thanks for the help, it did come out after a sulfate free wash and a bit of body wash ( i threw out all my shampoos) and i had pretty nice waves the rest of the week. i tried it again this weekend but i used a lot less (it makes a ton, so i felt obligated to use it up!) and didnt leave it on for so long, and i was able to wash it out with just my no-poo and condition as normal. i think your right about it being to much though, i will try just parts of the reciepe in the future instead of the whole thing! Thanks again!!
    Thick Strawberry Blonde - Some Sort of 2...
    Modified CG Routine Since 4/07, Using: MOP C Re:Coil, Angell, GW Gel (for the moment)

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