Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Mini Wash {KLP}

I promised myself that I wouldn't stretch past 16 weeks this year yet here I am at 22 weeks post and in love. Deep conditioning over night is really where it's at. I haven't had to cowash my hair in about 3 weeks. My roots are soft and with the addition of protein layering, I think that my ends are in decent shape. 
Wash day products
  1. Detangled- with my fingers and a bit of extra virgin coconut oil.
  2. Extreme Deep Conditon- with Halka Baba de Caracol on my roots, Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque on my ends, then massaged extra virgin coconut oil into my strands from root to tip. I covered with a plastic cap, relaxed under my heat cap for about 2 hours, then left it in overnight.
  3. Smoothing Treatment- with a large dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution.
  4. Leave-Ins- I air dried to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt. Then applied Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Split End Protector and my kitchenista Tangerine Vanilla Whipped Hair Butter.
  5. Low Blow Dry- I pulled my roots gently but taut and blow dried on low to speed up the drying process. 
Easy, breezy detangling? Check. Smooth strands? Check. Moisturized roots and strong ends? Check. I didn't want to blow dry my hair, but I needed to get out of the house and to my errands. It was miserably cold and I don't want pneumonia! I forgot to tea rinse but I'm so happy that I remembered my smoothing/detangling treatment using Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution. After I dried, I bantu knotted my hair for about 30 minutes, through it up in a messy 4 braid updo and went about my business. 

How do you speed up your wash day?



  1. great post! when i wanna speed up my wash day i just either wash and deep condition and leave the DC over night, or just wash, leave in DC for a couple of minutes, then just put my hair in a afro puff and let it dry! thats my suuuper lazy wash day though and i try to not do it too often xx

    1. Oh Yolanda---I love your wash and go hair! I'd be seriously in trouble if I tried to go without detangling. Thanks for stopping by doll!

  2. Your bantu knots always come out so pretty!!!

    1. Bantu knots are seriously the only no manipulation style I can do half asleep and still have great results!


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