(1) Pre-pooed with Hair Trigger on my scalp and Hairitage Hydration Alaya Oil (contains olive oil, sunflower oil, shea oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, lavender essential oil, fragrance) on the length of my hair, warming up both oils in a bowl of hot water prior to applying them to my scalp and hair, respectively. (2) Shampooed with Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo. (3) Green tea rinse (I’ve been doing green tea rinses for weeks now and I’m no where near sick of them!) (4) Deep conditioned with Silk Dreams’ Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream under my conditioning cap. (5) Applied Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment for a few minutes. I usually use the PM SSDT right after doing my tea rinse but I remembered someone posted a comment about whether or not there’s a different when I use it after deep conditioned. I decided to test out whether there was a difference during this wash, but didn’t find a difference. The PM SSDT still helped work out any tangles and smoothed my hair. (6) Wrapped my hair in a cotton towel for about 45 minutes to soak up the excess water and let my hair dry a bit. (7) Applied my leave ins: Komaza Care Aloe My Hair Leave In conditioner and applied a small amount of Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to each of my four sections. (8) Detangled my hair, starting from the tips and working my way up to my roots. Once my hair was detangled, I left it alone to air dry.
My hair dried fluffy and smooth but I wanted a break from my boring air dried hair again so I opted to do another braid out this week. Instead of crosswrapping the ends to prevent weird bends, I pincurled my braids, per the suggestion of a reader last week (thank you!) to give my ends a bit of a curl. I had 16 braids in total and as you can see, I didn’t care much about starting my braids close to my scalp.
The next morning, I applied hemp seed oil to my fingers before I took down my braids. I used a Goodie Ouchless band to smooth back my edges and pinned my hair back.
I’m finally happy with a braid out lol! My hair was soft and I loved the wavy texture.