Wash Day

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Week old air dried hair.

If you follow me on Instragram or Facebook, you know I was not gung-ho about starting my wash day when I posted the picture to the right on Friday. My hair looked fine (the length) but my scalp and new growth were not on the same page. During the week I decided to use my sulfur mix for a few days and it ended up drying out my new growth a bit. My scalp felt a little oily so putting off wash day wasn’t an option.

Pre-poo: I applied Hair Trigger (check out my review here) to my scalp and Matrix Conditioning Balm to the length of my hair. Remember when this used to be my go-to deep conditioner?! I forgot I had two jars of this stuff so I pulled it out to pre-poo with to use it up.

Shampoo: I shampooed with Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo. I used an applicator bottle, mixing the shampoo with water, to apply it directly to my scalp.

Tea rinse: After I rinsed out the shampoo, I rinsed my hair with green tea. Read about a few benefits of green tea rinses here. I let the tea sit on my hair for a few minutes, then rinsed my hair with water.

Smoothing conditioner: I applied Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment to my hair for a few minutes, then rinsed. I like using PM SSDT after doing a tea rinse because it makes my hair feel “normal” since tea rinses can leave hair feeling a bit stiff.

Deep conditioner: I applied Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream to my hair and steamed using my Secura steamer for 30 minutes. After steaming, I let my hair cool down before rinsing out the conditioner. I do this when I use my heating cap as well. After squeezing out the excess water from my hair, I wrapped it in a cotton t-shirt for about an hour.

For leave in conditioner I used a Hairitage Hydration leave in that’s currently in the works so I don’t have a name or link to share with you but it did leave my hair soft. For serum, I used my beloved Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Parting my hair into 4 sections, then splitting each section into two, I detangled using my Hercules Sagemann 5580 comb working from the ends up. After tying my edges down with a scarf, I air dried my hair.

In the morning, I moisturized with Darcy’s Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip and sealed with grapeseed oil. Then, I tucked my hair into a faux bob and headed out off to church. Check out my video here for how I style my hair into a bob.

I’ve been neglecting my beloved ceramide oils (e.g. grapeseed and hemp seed oil) so I’ll be focusing on sealing with one of them during the week.

On another note, if you’ve received your Dear Hair, Just Grow Already journal, I’d love to know what you think about it!

That’s all for now. Currently 4 weeks post 6-8 more weeks to go in this stretch!

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