Wash Day

(1) Pre-pooed with Hair Trigger on my scalp and safflower oil on the length of my hair

(3) Coffee rinse.
(4) Protein treatment with Silk Dreams Mocha Silk Infusion.
(5) Wrapped my hair in a towel for 15 minutes to soak up the water from my hair (I never apply conditioner to soaking wet hair). Deep conditioned with steam (review here) using Silk Dreams’ Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream conditioner.
(6) Wrapped my hair in a towel for about 30 minutes. When my hair was about 70% dry, I applied my leave ins: Silk Dreams Wheat Germ Butter Conditioner and KeraPRO Anti-Frizz Serum. I’ve had this serum for forever and a day and figured it’s about time I used it. Then I detangled my hair.

(7) After detangling, I finished drying my hair in a bun.

I did a protein treatment this wash because around this time (9 weeks post relaxer) is when I would normally prep my hair with protein to relax the next week. This was my first time doing a coffee rinse and using Silk Dreams’ Mocha Silk Infusion. First impressions: I liked the coffee rinse, it didn’t make my hair stiff then way tea does and I had less shed hair when detangling. I liked the MSI as well. It’s not a thick as Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream but it sinks in on application, smells nice, rinsed out well, and my hair felt strengthened when I rinsed it out. My hair felt a tiny bit stiff but I expect that from all protein treatments.

I’m considering braiding my hair (box braids) for a few weeks because I kind of want a break from my hair but eh who knows. I haven’t had box braids since 2002 and my wimpy tenderheaded scalp gets so sore sooo who knows.

I’ll be living in bun city for the week while keeping my hair moisturized and happy.


  1. Chunky box braids with your own hair or butt/hip length with extensions would look stunning on you!!!

    I'm definitely going to try a coffee rinse in a couple of weeks time / using the pitch:catch method!

  2. your hair looks stronger with the black tea rinse actually

  3. Today is my wash day, I'm going to prepoo with my 3 oils ( grapseed, coconut, evoo). Wash with Carols Daughter Monoi. Coffee Rinse. ORS Hair Mayo (protein treatment). DC with silk dreams Avocado Pudding. Detangle with Soultancials Knot Sauce. Seal it and bun. I'm 9 wks post and my new growth is very demanding.

  4. Hey Jen, how much new growth do you have around 10,12 weeks post relaxer?

  5. does the coffee rinse leave your hair smelling like coffee afterwards?

    1. Author

      My hair smelled like coffee right after I rinsed with water but the smell was gone as soon as I deep conditioned.

  6. I'm 9 weeks post too, doing a protein treatment today as well. I love the shade of your hair, my hair does the same thing naturally but much lighter, almost blonde. I'll stick to my green tea rinses though 🙂

  7. I Think box braids would suit your pretty face shape very well!

  8. I looooove the Mocha Silk Infusion Conditioner. It sinks right into my hair too. The only time my hair feels stiff when using it is when I come from under the dryer after deep conditioning with it. But my hair feels strong but soft. I love the way it smells!

    1. Author

      Thanks for sharing that heat makes your hair feel stiff, I sat under my heat cap when I used it. The next time I try it I'll forego using heat and see how it goes re: stiffness.

    1. Author

      I don't drink tea and I don't drink coffee, all for my hair haha.

  9. My scalp is currently crying out for a wash day! lol. I may try a coffee rinse this week 🙂

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