Fall In Love With Your Curls – Module 3 Homework

Module 3 Homework

1) Watch the following videos from the bonus section of this course:
Co-Wash Demonstration
How To Know When It’s Wash Day
Using Natural Cleansers
Everything You Need To Know About Hair Damage

2) The goal for this week will be to see start noticing the subtle differences in how your hair accepts hydration from day to day.

We do this by intentionally creating build-up (or what is commonly referred to as moisture overload) on the hair noticing what it looks like. Hair that has build-up behaves lower in porosity – meaning it struggles more to take on hydration than it does to hold on to it once it becomes truly saturated.

When we know what that feels like, compared to our normal, we can cleanse the hair to remove build-up and create space for hydration.

Instructions

  1. Wait longer than normal, 3-7 days if you can, before you wash your hair. Try and push the envelope here. If you are used to washing your hair everyday, try going two or three days. If you are used to washing every three or four days, try five or seven.

    Feel free to shower as often as you like. Play around with wet refreshing and co-washing or protecting your hair in a plop/shower cap, whatever feels good to you day by day.
  2. Repeat the homework from week one during the saturation step. Before you use any cleanser or product focus on hydration and follow these steps:
    • Get your hair wet for 90 seconds, turn off the water and take a photo.
    • Wait 60 seconds and take a photo.
    • Work in hydration using active saturation strategies from the first module for 90 seconds, turn off the water and take a photo
    • Wait 60 seconds and take a photo

      This is your hair when it is fighting hydration (more than normal).

      You can compare this to previous homework assignments to see the difference in how your hair takes on water when it has a lot of build-up vs. less build-up.
  3. Cleanse your hair deeply, using deep massage and your normal cleanser.
    • As you cleanse (and especially afterward) notice what your hair looks and feels like.
    • Take a photo of what your hair looks like after cleansing and creating space.

      This is your hair clean, naked and dehydrated with the cuticle lifted.
  4. Repeat the homework from week one again, but this time with conditioner in your hair
    • Get your hair soaking wet for 90 seconds, turn off the water and take a photo.
    • Wait 60 seconds and take a photo.
    • Work conditioner in for 90 seconds, turn off the water and take a photo
    • Wait 60 seconds and take a photo

      This is your hair when it easily accepts hydration (compared to step 2)

Journal Prompts

  • What did extending the days between wash days change about how your hair accepts water during Saturation?
    • Was there more or less frizz?
    • Did it feel smoother or more coarse?
    • What conclusions can you draw based on what you saw and felt?
  • What happened after you washed your hair?
    • Was there more or less frizz?
    • Did it feel smoother or more coarse?
    • What conclusions can you draw based on what you saw and felt?
  • What happened after your conditioned your hair?
    • Was there more or less frizz?
    • Did it feel smoother or more coarse?
    • What conclusions can you draw based on what you saw and felt?

Look at each set of photos and notes you made this week versus last week, side-by-side.

  • How many days do normally go between washing?
  • On what day did you wet refresh?
  • What day/step was my hair easiest to detangle?
  • Which day/step did my hair feel smoothest and softest?
  • Which day/step did my hair feel more dry and coarse?
  • Which day/step did my hair frizz our or look driest after 60 seconds with no water?
  • What conclusions can you draw based on what you saw and felt?

Share Your Journey

Make a post in in our Mastermind Facebook Group discussing what you noticed about how your hair takes on water differently throughout your wash day cycle. What did extending the number of days between washing change?

I love using apps like PicsArt to place photos side by side (like you see below) to make direct comparisons with your hair at the same step of the process as you move through this course.

I can’t wait to see!