Wash Day | “Old Faithful”

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Wash Day | “Old Faithful”

So sorry my wash day post is so late! It’s been a busy, tiring week.

By Sunday, my curl form set from last week was big and fluffy; I loved it. But after 2 weeks of curl former sets, I was ready to go back to my normal routine, “old faithful.”

Day 7 big, fluffy curl former curls

[1] Pre-poo: Aussie Moist Conditioner to loosen my old curl former curls and remove shed hair.
[2] Co-washed: SheScentIt Blueberry Co-Wash Conditioner
[3] Tea rinsed with mix of lavender, fenugreek, chamomile, sage, and green tea.
[4] Wrapped my hair in a cotton towel to soak up excess water and then deep conditioned with HairVeda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioner (for an hour under my heating cap).
[5] T-shirt dried for an hour.
[6] Applied leave-ins (Komaza Care Matani Leave-In + Organix Shea Butter Liquid Glass Serum), detangled, and stretched my hair using the tension method + cold air (to about 80% dry).

Left: hair with conditioner still in after deep conditioning • Right: hair after stretching it and drying it to about 80% dry with cold air + tension method.

[7] Applied aloe vera gel to my edges, tied my hair down with a silk scarf, and finished air drying overnight.

The next morning I finger combed my hair into a low ponytail, and then bun.

Three cheers for smooth edges at 72 weeks post relaxer!

For the week I’ve been wearing my hair in simple low bun, alternating the location of my ponytail each day to prevent causing breakage.


How was your recent wash day? What’s your “old faithful” routine?



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