Beloved readers, Jay, has asked a question about my Baking Soda Texturizer treatment (you can read the tutorial here):
I’m a mixture of 4a, 4b, and cnapp with dominate shrinkage (about 80%). Would I need to keep the concoction on my hair for even longer than six hours??? Is this method not for anyone with 4b or tighter hair?
This treatment can benefit any texture, my dear!
The question is how many must you do and how long must you leave them on before you see a change you are pleased with.
Many see results (easier detangling session, more curl definition, etc.) after one, one hour treatment. Others do SEVERAL one hour treatments. Some do one treatment for several hours once a week or once a month and see satisfactory results.
That “magic number” and combination of sessions and their duration I cannot estimate for you, beloved Jay. I wish I could. I much prefer to provide suggestions and concrete answers whenever possible.
As I caution in my tutorial: try it once for an hour. Even better: Try it for half an hour, then a full hour, then add an hour after that as needed. Keep a good deep conditioner handy!
After leaving it on an hour, however, you will have a general idea, more often then not, of what it is going to “do” per treatment for your hair. Then you will have a way to gauge how often you would need (or want) to do the treatment to get a result that is discernible to you.
I pray you much success in your endeavors. Thank you for reading!