I'm a huge fan of simple recipes, so when I first heard about Cherry Lola on NaturallyCurly's 4a message board (which BTW is a great board particularly for new naturals), I knew I had to give it a shot. I guess I would call the "Cherry Lola Treatment" a conditioner. She has a great breakdown on her site of the properties of amino acids which is worth a look. After seeing her results -- and acknowledging that her texture is different from mine -- I just wanted to see what it would do to my hair.
I tried this back in Winter/Spring '09 after I chopped off my locs to go free-form. I took pics but lost them (pooh!). I think my hair was about 7-8 inches stretched at the time. The treatment softened my hair AND loosened my curls temporarily. Please note -- my goal is not to change my hair texture. I'm quite fond of it as is. But, I do have some issues with frizz and like to experiment with how to lessen it a bit.
Anyway, fast-forwarding to today, I cut my hair to TWA in August 09 and kept it short for several months. Now, in Dec '10, it's around 6-7 inches long.
My Issues: winter dryness, frizziness
2 parts Organic Yogurt
1/2 part baking soda
1/2 part amino acids
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