Wash Day

(1) Applied Mizani Supreme Oil Ultra-Light Moisturizing Conditioner (first time use) to my hair, root to tip, Hair Trigger on my scalp and steamed using the Secura S-192 Hair and Facial Steamer for 30 minutes. In you missed it, here’s the link to the unboxing and set-up. In hindsight, I should have pre-pooed under my steamer with a conditioner I’ve used before to get a better sense of how steaming compares to using my heat cap. I’ll do that next time.

(2) Shampooed with Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Shampoo.

(3) Protein treatment (because I might be relaxing next week) with Paul Mitchell Super Strong Treatment for 3 minutes.

(4) Applied Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk for 15 minutes to help smooth and loosen tangles. Once I’m finished with the tube I have, I doubt I’ll repurchase.

(5) Applied Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream to my hair and steamed for 30 minutes. I really have to be careful when applying this conditioner because it just soaks into my hair. It’s just so easy to apply, apply, apply, more product thinking I have nothing in my hair. My hair was so soft after I rinsed out the DC. Moist and fluffy, steaming vs. my heating cap, steaming for the win! I’ll use the steamer at least 2 more times before writing an “official” review on it. I promise I’ll be as thorough as I can.

(6) Used a t-shirt to soak up the excess water. Then applied my leave ins: Darcy’s Botanicals Daily Leave-In Conditioner and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to my hair in four sections and detangled. To detangle, I split each of the four sections and beginning at my ends, I slowly detangled with my Hercules Sagemann HS5580 seamless comb.

(7) Once my hair was completely detangled, I tied my edges down with my silk scarf and let my hair air dry.

(8) Once my hair was completely dry, I moisturized with Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme and sealed with grapeseed oil, applied a little Let’s Jam Gel to my edges, and cross wrapped my hair. Gasp! I used gel! Haha. I had a gift card to Walgreens so I bought a jar of Let’s Jam (regular hold) to test out on my edges because I’ve given up on Organic Root Stimulator Edge Control. That stuff is just too darn thick. I don’t use a brush so a thick holding product was just a pain in the butt to spread.

Second picture: lifted up my hair and let it fall… included it in the post just because!
The next day I did a plain ol’ ponytail. I was just feeling so lazy with my hair!

I might be relaxing next week, which is why I did a protein treatment this wash but I haven’t committed to it so my next touch up day is pretty much still up in the air.

That’s all! A pretty boring wash day.

25 Comments

  1. Where did you get that scarf, if you don't mind me asking? I'm looking for a large one for help with airdrying… I only have the small square one I use for bed under my bonnet.

    1. Author

      Hi Euthie, I got it on eBay. If you search for "large silk scarf" a bunch will pop up.

  2. Looking forward to your review. But quick question is it one of those noisy/loud steamers ?

    1. Author

      It's not overly loud, I can watch a movie on laptop without headphones when I'm under it and I can hear my phone ring, and but it's not the quietest steamer in the world.

  3. You've become my regular go-to person for hair tips. Most of your products work so well with my hair. I just have two questions: How much of your leave-ins do you put in your hair for airdrying? Also, when you say you take 11 minutes to relax your hair is that per section or for the entire head? I think I may need to start self-relaxing because lately it's been hard to find a trust-worthy sylist in my area. Good luck with your hair goals and thank you for creating such a detailed and informative blog!

    1. Author

      When I'm air drying: for leave-in conditioner I use about a dime size for each 1 of the 4 sections my hair is sectioned into. For serum, about the same size.

      When flat ironing and roller setting: I use about half a dime size to prevent my hair from being weighed down.

      11 minutes is per half since I relax and neutralize each half on it's own.

      Good luck with your hair goals as well!

  4. arghh.. I so need a steamer in my life
    #walks off and scraches out hubby's braclet on Christmas list# …I kid, I kid 🙂

  5. Lovely pls keep me posted of the benefits and I will save money for one on xmas. I wanted to know if you have found an alternative smoothing conditioner to the redken smooth lock down cos there a lots of mixed reviews and mostly people claim that due to the formula changes its not the same as the old one. I will try the Paul brown Hawaii straight smoothing conditioning treatment togeth.er with the shampoo. Pls keep me posted if you find something good

    1. Author

      I like the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Treatment, it's what I'm going back to once with Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk is finished

  6. You said you may relax next week? just wondering if you could give an overview of how you apply relaxer to your hair, specifically how you part/section it and how you avoid under/over processing?

  7. So what's the end result difference between a heat-cap deep conditioning and a steamer deep condition?

    1. Would love to know this also, being a stranger to the world of steaming lol 🙂

  8. Love it! That steamer looks lush, I will wait for your review before purchasing because I want to know how well it worked on your texlaxed hair as compared to the bone straight sections.

    1. Author

      Thanks for the tip Angel! I ended up getting two to have in my stash for special occasions haha.

  9. Gorgeous! I have to get a new steamer bc my Huetiful broke, seeing all of your heavy steam made me super jealous!

  10. I need to try the straight air dry on a day I don't have anywhere to go because I just don't trust it for need to go to work days. What's up with photo two though?

    1. Author

      LOL! I was lifting up my hair and letting it fall. I should have included that description huh? Haha.

    2. That would have helped. I couldn't figure out if it was stuck in the air or you were doing something to it. Either way it looks great.

    3. Author

      You're so right, it does look like it's stuck in the air haha

  11. I just adore your hair! If only my hair behaved that well after I washed it. It was a pain detangling on my last wash day,I don't think I did a thorough job lol. When I twisted I simply used my fingers.
    How do you get your hair to behave when detangling?

    1. Author

      Thank you! Hmmm, what do you mean by getting it to behave when detangling?

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