I started off by co-washing with As I Am Coconut Cleansing Conditioner.
 Next I tea rinsed with mix of chamomile, fenugreek, green tea, lavender, and sage that I brewed last week but froze for the week (shown here) after I decided to skip last weeks wash.
 Once my 30 minutes were up I sectioned my hair into four, then divided each quadrant into three sections to detangling after applying my leave-ins: Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. This leave-in conditioner was another first for me. It smells just like baby powder to me, sunk right in and softened my hair.
 Once my hair was detangled and new growth stretched, I applied Eco Styler Gel to my edges and tied my hair down with a scarf while it air dried in bun. Normally I use aloe vera gel, but at 34 weeks post (remember when I though 16 weeks was impossible!) I need more hold in my life to keep the frizzies away.
I’ve been just itching to flat iron my hair for the last two weeks but it’s wash days like this one that make it easy to keep putting it off. Air drying in a bun helped smooth out my hair, making it easy to pull my hair into a simple ponytail the next day. And am I the only one that goes through a pack of Goody ouchless hair bands every couple of months? Either the darn things snap or just disappear into some black hole. Probably the same black hole where most of my bobby pins now live.
Due to the length of my hair, a ponytail is no longer a protective style because my ends rub against my shirt (and coat) so this ponytail maybe lasted half the day before I tucked my hair into this loose bun (held together with four bobby pins).