Wash Day Dairy : August 19th 2014 : Clarify with Bentonite Clay
|Love how Bentonite clay makes my curls and coils POP!|
|Results of banding my hair|
The night before my wash, I detangled my hair with just Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and covered it with a plastic cap and my bonnet as a pre-poo treatment. The next morning, my hair was SUPER SOFT and shiny. I was almost tempted not to wash it. LOL!
Using my Bentonite Clay Mask, I applied the clay to my hair, covered my hair with a plastic cap for 1 hour. It should have been for 45 mins, but I forgot to make my Tea Rinse.
For 2 months now, I have been doing Black Tea Rinses every wash day, I have noticed differences in my shedding. However, I found this picture on Pinterest, and decided to try Green Tea Rinses.
The ingredient in teas that helps with shedding is caffeine. I am thinking Black Tea will win over Green Tea because it has more caffeine per 8 oz cup than its counterpart.
|Beverage||Caffeine Per 8 oz Cup|
|White Tea||30-55 mg|
|Green Tea||35-70 mg|
|Oolong Tea||50-75 mg|
|Black Tea||60-90 mg|
The other thing is that you do not want to have too much caffeine because you could get the reverse situation and even experience more shedding. I have tested this fact and found it to be true when I did the tea rinses twice a week, my shedding seem to increase, then I reduced it to once a week and that seemed better.
Therefore, today, I brewed 2 bags of green tea (equivalent to 70-140mg of caffeine) in a 8oz cup. I will be testing this for the next month to see if it does better than the black tea. The Black Tea worked ok, but when I did not use it (while testing SheaMoisture products), my shedding seem to increase even much more.
After rinsing off the clay, I spritz my hair with the Green Tea rinse, applied SheaMoisture Super Complex Hair Masque on top of it, covered with a plastic cap and my bonnet and went for an hour bike ride. When done, rinsed the deep conditioner off.
I had some residue on my scalp left over. #VeryAnnoying . I decided to section my hair, and wash my scalp with Eden Bodyworks Cleansing Cowash.
Here is my hair afterwards, full of shine, elasticity, and sheen!
- Applied Oil Mix
- Moisturize with SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave In
- Twist hair.