Detangled with my “upgraded” marshmallow root detangler.
 Added grapeseed oil after detangling each section and pre-pooed overnight.
 Co-washed with Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner
 Tea rinsed with the rest of my marshmallow root + slippery elm mix after adding green tea to it.
 Deep conditioned with Kurlee Belle Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment for an hour under my conditioning cap.
 Sprayed hair and scalp with ACV+water mix.
 T-shirt dried for 45 minutes.
 Applied leave-ins (Komaza Care Matani Leave-In + Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum) and then detangled my hair. After detangling each quadrant. I divided it in half and blow dried my root with cold hair using the tension method to stretch them. I wasn’t up for a full stretch + blow dry session this wash so I only dried my hair long enough to stretch it a bit and then clipped my hair to keep it stretched while I moved on to the next section. My hair was still a bit damp by the time I’d finished with the last section so I finished air drying in bun.
This weekend’s wash day was the first wash where I seriously considered cutting a substantial amount of my hair. I’m still committed to transitioning long term (for now lol) but I’m just so tired of dealing with 3 different textures (natural new growth, texlaxed, bone straight). I might straighten my hair this weekend and try NOT to cut off more than 1-2 inches… but going back to BSL/MBL is very tempting.
Scissor-happy thoughts aside, the highlight of this wash day was how well the “upgraded” version of my marshmallow root detangler worked. I added slippery elm this time around and detangling my hair was. a. breeze. Both marshmallow root and slippery elm are full of mucilage that provide loads of slip. The detangler also did a great job at softening my hair. My hair below is saturated with the marshmallow + slippery elm detangler and is post-finger detangling.
|^^^ In the picture on the left it’s easy to see why I want to cut off a handful of inches. The left side of my nape has always been the problem child and it’s where I’ve experienced the most breakage at the line of demarcation.|
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