Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wash Day


I haven't used shampoo in about a month and my hair felt kinda meh all week, so I decided to deep cleanse and give my hair some protein power this wash day. 
  1. Detangled- with my fingers and extra virgin coconut oil. 
  2. Pre-Poo- with JBCO on my scalp.
  3. Moisturizing Shampoo- with diluted Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Hydrating Shampoo applied with an applicator bottle.
  4. Protein Treatment- with Nexxus Emergencee; the world's easiest to apply protein treatment. I let it air dry for an hour or so while I did chores.
  5. Extreme deep condition- Next, I stood under the spray of my shower for about 5 minutes to rinse the Emergencee completely. I deep conditioned with KeraCare Humecto on the length of my hair. Then I massaged my stands with extra virgin coconut oil, covered with a plastic cap and sat under my hooded dryer for an hour and left it in overnight.
  6. Cranberry Pomegranate Green Aloe Hair Rinse- After rinsing the conditioner, I applied 1 part steeped cranberry Pomegranate green tea + 1 part aloe vera gel + 1 tbsp Glyerin, using a narrow tip applicator to my strands--focusing on the roots. I let it sit for a few minutes then rinsed.
  7. Smoothing Treatment- with a large dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution.
  8. Air Dried- to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt.
  9. Leave ins- I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner, my kitchenista Tangerine Vanilla Whipped Hair Butter, and the "faux" banded my hair to stretch roots while it dried.

Results: 
Strong but soft moisturized hair. It was fun revisiting my holy grail conditioner of yester-year this wash day. I used to be madly in love with Humecto, but ditched it about 2 years ago in favor of Matrix Biolage Ultra-Hydrating Balm. Now, I remember why: the scent irritates my nose. I was kinda tempted to wash it out around 2am during my overnight deep conditioning. <shrugs> I guess that some products aren't meant for a lifetime. Adding glycerin to my tea rinse was amazeballs. Detangling was easier than I expected, I loved how manageable my schizo textured hair was and my shed hair was at an all winter low! I styled with a simple french roll. The curls are from bantu knots, si que claro!



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Besitos!
KLP



8 comments:

  1. Now this Cranberry Pom Green Aloe hair rinse sounds lovely! I need to get into it with these tea rinses! And you've reminded me to grab up another Nexxus Emergencee. It is so much easier to use than Aphogee 2 Step. Glad you had a great wash day and that your shed hair is to a minimum, love! HHJ :)

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    1. I rebuke the smell of Aphogee 2 step! Ha-ha! A bit dramatic huh? Emergencee is a little more expensive but I get about 3 uses out of it and the results are amazing EVERY SINGLE TIME.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wow! Sounds like a spa day! haha

    Abbi of BelowtheWaist

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    1. I call wash days my "pretty girl days." Time for me to just take care of me!

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    1. Yes ma'am! I'm really worried that this far into my stretch any wash day mishaps will turn into a setback. :(

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  4. Now I really have the itch to try the Keracare Humecto! Thankfully I love the smell even though it is a bit strong!

    Courtnea of Finally Growing!

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    1. It's super moisturizing. You'll love it!

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