I really neglected my hair last week. I didn’t moisturize, I did the quickest, random co-wash of my life because my hair felt so dry, and then I didn’t bother to detangle or stretch my hair afterwards. To top it off I’ve been putting of doing a proper protein treatment so I’ve also had some breakage at the line of dermarcation. By the time my weekend wash day rolled around, my hair was a matted mess.
To nurse my hair back to health, I started off my wash day be pre-pooing with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner. I ended up falling asleep so my quick 30 minute pre-poo turned into an overnighter. The next morning I rinsed the conditioner from my hair and shampooed with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo. Remember when I used to use this shampoo way back when?! A full review is posted here. After shampooing, I soaked up excess water from my hair using a towel and did a long overdue protein treatment using Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment. I applied the treatment to both the natural and relaxed portions of my hair and left it on for 5 minutes.
After rinsing out the protein treatment, I tea rinsed with marshmallow root and wrapped my hair in a towel to soak up all excess liquid. 20 minutes later, I deep conditioned with SheScentIt Curl Moist Conditioner under my steamer for 15 minutes. My review of the SSI’s Curl Moist is posted here. After rinsing out the conditioner and t-shirt drying for an hour my hair. felt. awesome. It loved me again, and I loved it. My hair felt soft, yet still strong. That’ll teach me to be lazy with my protein treatments.
I wrapped up my wash day by applying my leave-ins (Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner + PM Super Skinny Serum) and stretched my hair using the tension method + cold air. I only dry my hair until it’s about 80% dry so I finished air drying in bun. A couple of hours later I took down my bun, added little aloe vera gel on my edges, put in two braids, tossed in my flexi clip, and tucked + rolled my ends under and my favorite bob was born.
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