Today was Wash day. I'm sure you know that already if you read my earlier post on the Benefits of Steam Treatment and my experience at my gym's steam room. I wanted to better document how my wash day went, for my personal record and also maybe someone can find something useful in what I about to share.
I skipped last weeks wash day because I was experimenting washing every two weeks instead of every week. My hair DID NOT LIKE THAT. I started to experience a little flaking at day 10. Now I know that my hair prefers weekly wash.
I started my wash day process the night before by not undoing my medium size twists. I decided to give the washing in twists process another go. By the way, it worked out well this time. So the bigger the better!
I misted my hair with warm water and applied a mixture of warmed Vatika Oil and Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Applied that to my hair, covered hair with plastic cap and thick knitted hat overnight.
After my morning workout, I spritz my hair a little with water, and applied Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp and Tamanu Grow and Strengthen Treatment Masque. I steamed my hair at the gym's steam room for 10 mins. Click to watch my experience.
I washed my hair with Elasta QP Crème Conditioning Shampoo, which is sulfate-free. After rinsing off the shampoo, I applied Aubrey Organics GVP Conditioner for just 2 minutes for a quick protein treatment. My hair was in need of this. It lacked some elasticity. Click here to learn how to test if your hair needs protein treatment.
I deep conditioned my hair with a moisturizing non-protein deep conditioner, Eden's Bodyworks All Natural Deep conditioner. After 2 hours (kept it longer...no reason, just super busy), I did my cool and seal with Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner. I then did my final rinse with cold water.
Moisturizing, Sealing, and Styling
I decided to use the Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner as my leave in, after reading that this product works as a multi-purpose product. So tempted to buy this!! But can't break my #UseItUp challenge. I followed this up with my oil mix, giving myself a brief scalp massage and oiling my hair and ends. I then applied Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie to my hair and Whipped Shea butter to my ends to seal it, then I twisted my hair. To stretch my hair for a couple of days, I threaded the hair and left the bangs area twisted, unthreaded.
|I styled it with my scarf. Did you see all the beautiful scarf pictures on DiscoveringNatural Facebook today? If you missed it, Click here.|