Wash Day: A Two Step and Twist Out Success

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Wash Day: A Two Step and Twist Out Success

This wash day was a 2 step success that I didn’t see coming.

[1] Co-wash: I hopped in the shower without first thoroughly finger-combing my hair with either oil or conditioner like I usually do on wash days… I blame temporary insanity. I did pat myself on the back for at least sectioning off my hair in the usual four sections. I co-washed with Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner. This was my first time using this conditioner and it was a hit. TJ’s NSC provided loads of slip, making it easy to finger comb and detangle my hair, and left my hair soft and moisturized. Check out my full post on my first impressions of Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner here.

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[2] Twisted my hair after applying my leave-ins:  After posting earlier this week about how well moisturizing and sealing using the LOC mehtod turned out, I thought back to how I used to seal my leave-in conditioner with serum back when my hair was relaxed. My hair loved it. I’m not sure why I stopped after finally big chopping 11 months ago. My hair even loved the leave-in + serum combo while I was transitioning.

So back to my basics I went. I used my long-time fave Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner, then sealed the leave-in conditioner with a small amount of another fave, Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. Lastly I used a tiny amount of Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie before twisting each section. Oh, I also tried something new and did 4 flat twists to the side, and 1 going down on the opposite side at my edges.

Sidenote: Am I the only one who feels like they’re 9 years old again after twisting their hair??

I left my hair dry overnight and the when I took down the twists the next day my hair felt great.

I applied a few drops of Entwine Total Perfection Argan Oil to my fingers before unraveling the twists

I wish y’all could feel how soft my hair is or could’ve seen how happy I was as I undid my twists. At first I was like this


And then like this

Meanwhile, my cat is looking at my sideways from just outside the bathroom door. Normally she sits right by my feet when I’m in my bathroom, but after an excited squeal that I may or may not have let slip, she tucked tailed and figured some distance was needed. Nothing is as judgmental as a cat’s silent, slow-blinking stare.

After unraveling the twists, I ever so gently split some of them in two. The flat twisted sections ended up frizzing a bit but oh well.

Three cheers for sealing in leave-in conditioners!

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