Wash Day

[1] Pre-poo: Using my DIY marshmallow root detangler, I sprayed my hair and used my fingers to work the liquid into my hair and finger comb to remove any tangles and shed hairs. After completing a section, I applied coconut oil to my hair (from root to tip) and covered my hair with plastic cap and my Hot Heat conditioning cap for 45 minutes. When I hopped in the shower to start co-washing my hair felt great and tangle free.

Damp hair after finger detangling and pre-poking with marshmallow root detangler and coconut  oil:

[2] Co-washed: with Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner. I stopped by Target to grab a new jar of As I Am Coconut CoWash but all As I Am products have disappeared from my local Target. In As I Am’s place was tons of Carol’s Daughter products so I picked up the CD’s cowash to try. It provides lots of slip while gently cleansing, softening, and moisturizing my hair. Winner, winner.  [3] Deep conditioned: with Silk Dream Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream for an hour under my conditioning cap. When applying conditioner to my hair, I work in small sections (about 20-24 sections in total).

[4] ACV: After rinsing VSCMD from my hair, I spray my hair and scalp with apple cider vinegar + water mix. [5] T-shirt dry + leave-ins: After t-shirt drying for 30 minutes, I applied my leaves in (Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave-In + Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum). [6] Detangle + dry: After applying leave-ins to a section, I detangled my hair (started from the ends) and then held my hair taut with my hair to blow dry it with cold air using the “tension method.”

Once my hair was detangled (but still damp in some parts), I applied a little Eco Styler Gel to my edges and finished air drying over night. When bunning at night, I avoid using any ponytail holders. I pull my hair back with my hand, wrap it around itself and use a bobby pin to hold hold the whole thing together.

The next day, as well as the rest of the week (I washed my hair on Sunday) I pulled the front pieces of my hair into 4 braids, clipped with with my Lilla Rose flexi clip and have either worn my hair in a faux bob or half down, although my hair never lasts a full day down. I always end up tucking my ends away halfway through the day. To pull my ends into a faux bob, I braid the bottom half of the hair that is left down.

Then I tuck the braid under and pin it to my nape.

Will I ever tire of faux bobs? Neeevvvveeerrrrr 😛

At night, I moisturize and seal my hair but I keep the braids in. I’m all about low manipulation. 3 years ago I gave up using a comb during the week, and I still don’t 🙂

The best thing about this wash day? How very little hair I lost while detangling! *twirls and throws confetti* At 44 weeks post, this is cause for celebration!

How was your most recent wash day?

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  1. Very lovely. And so smart about braiding the bottom part to tuck. Genius.

  2. Have you resulted to ACV instead of your tea rinse? Do you find that your ends are thinner than the rest of your hair and if so how do you deal with the difference willie keeping your hair from breaking at the demarcation line?

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      No my ACV rinses have not replaced tea rinsing. I opted to skip my tea rinse for this wash for no substantial reason, just didn't feel like doing one.

      Yes ends are thinner than my thicker texlaxed hair and my new growth. Keeping my hair moisturized with a little protein (I love Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum and CHI Keratin Mist) helps prevent breakage.

  3. Your shed hair is a joke honey! You betta get it! I know that I'll never tire of your faux bobs either! GORGE!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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