(1) Pre-poo: I applied Hair Trigger Growth Elixir to my scalp and Silk Dreams Avocado Pudding Silky Conditioning Cream to my hair. Using my sprush, I applied it to my new growth like a relaxer and worked my way down to my ends. Using my sprush took more time but it made the process much less messier and by using the sprush, I made sure I applied the Avocado Pudding to every last square inch of new growth. Because I flat ironed my hair last week, I chose to pre-poo with a conditioner rather than oil to help restore moisture to my hair. After applying conditioner to the length of my hair, I covered with a plastic cap and sat under my heating cap for an hour. 

My hair felt sooo moist (only way I can describe it) when I went to rinse my hair out. I wasn’t too thrilled with the scent of this conditioner but for moist, conditioned hair, I’ll suck it up!

(2) I shampooed with Organix Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo . . . I honestly forgot I had this shampoo. I originally purchased it with hopes that it would be comparable to the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo, but er, no. It didn’t muster up in my opinion so I conveniently forgot all about it.

(3) Black tea rinse. Used regular, Target-brand black tea. 1 tea bag/2 cups of water.

(4) Applied Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk for 15 minutes.

(5) Deep conditioned with mix of ORS Replenishing Conditioner and Roux PC. I used my sprush to apply the conditioner to my hair again. Covered with a plastic cap and sat under my heating cap for an hour.

(6) I used a t-shirt to soak up the excess water and applied my usual leave in: Darcy’s Botanicals Leave-In Conditioner and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum and detangled my hair using my Hercules Sagemann HS5580 seamless, wide-toothed comb.

(7) I tied down the front of my hair with a silk scarf and let it air dry. At the end of the night I moisturized and sealed with my usual M&S combo: Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme and grapeseed oil.

I think I’m going to stretch for another two (maybe three) weeks. Until then, I’ll continue bunning, moisturizing and sealing, and using Hair Trigger for my scalp massages for another week. The week leading up to my touch up, I’ll switch to using my mix of coconut, tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, and vitamin E oil for my scalp massages.

Oh, and I’ve finally made up my mind. I’m getting a steamer. Look for it in next week’s wash recap!


  1. Sorry i forgot to add that I'm 11 weeks plus post relaxer with my .ng like the Sahara dessert . I will definitely buy the ridden smooth lock down. Thks

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      I'm 10 weeks post, my new growth has been dry as well.

  2. Hi Jen you would.nt believe my progress today when I wash my hair. Ok I started with a prepoo of grapseed oil, hempseed oil and 2 essential oils mixed together. Then I shampooed and proceeded to use a smoothing/ frizz control condition. I rinsed it off and then used my dc for 1 .hr and then wash it out properly. I then t-shirt dry , then added my leave in ( one for my ends and the other for my whole hair), added a bit of smoothing leave in and serum then air dried. The results was amazing. Thanks .so much cos I followed the Jen way and my hair felt soft, moisturised, less frizzy and less puffyness after air drying. You sure simply my no one. Pls keep posting and updating us. God bless

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      Yay! Grapeseed and hempseed sounds like a great mix. LOL @ "Jen way." Happy to hear about such great results, God bless you as well!

  3. Thanks Jen. One other question I forgot to ask, why do you use the redken smooth lock butter silk before applying another dc. Will it not affect the ability of the dc to function to its full conditioning capacity. Thks and sorry for asking you too many questions, it's just that you never ignore people and always willing to help. God bless

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      I used the Smooth Lock Butter Silk to help smooth my hair and reduce tangles. it hasn't interfered with my DC, I make sure I rinse it out very well before DC'ing. No apologies needed!

  4. Hi Jen is there any site you know of that can ship this lovely dc you have been talking abt to me here in London pls. Also have you tried any dc .from the hirvide line

  5. Hi Jen! Love your blog, and your hair is gorgeous. I am curious about the squirt of PC in your ORS. I used to mix conditioners a lot last year, but stopped this year because it was impossible to tell what was working. I have a bottle of PC, but just started using French Perm Stabilizer, after like you, PC did not seem to do anything to my 9-weeks post hair. I am 11-weeks now. Why did you mix the PC and ORS? Did you get the results you sought? Just curious. Keep up the good work!

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      Hi there! Thank you!!
      From experience I've learned that ORS Replenishing Conditioner is just one of those conditioners that works best for me when it's doctored up. I add Roux PC to boost its effectiveness.

  6. Hi, just started following your posts and I love how you keep us updated week to week! A couple of questions: do you literally just rinse your hair with the tea? Is it hot or cool? How many times? And what does the butter milk do? do you rinse it off before applying the ORS conditioner?

    Thanks!! and sorry for all the questions 😛

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      Hi there, yup I literally rinse. I put the tea in a pitcher and pour it over my scalp. I leave it in for a few minutes then I rinse with water. The tea is room temperature. Butter Silk helps smooth. I rinse it out before DCing.

  7. Can't wait to what u think of that steamer. I actually have it on my Amazon Wishlist. I hope to get it for Christmas.

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      It's being delivered today. Can't wait to use it and post about it.

    2. Hi Jen, I can't wait for you to use it and post about it :). I want one too!

  8. HI Jeni! I love reading your wash day posts. Today was my wash day and I used the Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo and conditioner. I also used the Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk Dream Cream Moisture Dream Deep Conditioner. Just like you, I had to make myself stop applying the conditioner to my hair. My hair just soaked it right up. I'm sitting with the conditioner on my hair and I'll be leaving it on for a few hours. Hope my hair comes out as soft as I think it will.

  9. hi jen! love your blog, and your progress has really inspired me to start on my own hair journey! i just nominated you for a VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD please check it out, and keep up the GREAT work! cheers!

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