Wednesday, April 09, 2014

[Hairstyle] Head Wrap Scarf Bun | The #WashDayExperience



    I don't use shampoo often because no matter how gentle I am, I always have more tangles on shampoo days than I have when I mini wash. Mini washing is a glorified co-wash and truly cuts my wash day time by a ton. Here's what I used to wash my hair this week: 
    1. Extreme Deep Condition- I gently finger detangled then applied JBCO to my scalp, Halka Baba de Caracol root to tip, then massaged extra virgin coconut oil to my ends. I covered with a plastic cap, sat under my hooded dryer for about an hour and left in overnight. 
    2. Green Aloe Tea Rinse- After rinsing the conditioner, I applied 1 part steeped green tea and 1 part aloe vera gel with a tablespoon (or so) of glycerin, using a narrow tip applicator to my strands--focusing on the roots. I let it sit for a few minutes then rinsed.
    3. Smoothing Treatment- I rinsed the conditioner then let a large dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution marinate on my hair for about 5 minutes. 
    4. Air Dried- to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt.
    5. Leave ins- Applying the LOC(B) method, to seal in the moisture (L) into my strands, I used organic extra virgin olive oil (O), then Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner (C), and my kitchenista Tangerine Vanilla Whipped Hair Butter (B) as my leave ins I "faux" banded my hair to stretch roots. 
    Results: 
    During last week, I noticed a little breakage whilst I was moisturizing and sealing so with today's wash, I wanted to incorporate a light dose of protein courtesy of Halka Baba de Caracol. Boy, it did the trick. My hair was super moisturized but felt strong. Baba de Caracol will always be one of my favorite conditioners. Sadly, I'll have to look for a replacement soon because it's becoming harder and harder to find in my local tiendas without the yucky mineral oil. *insert sad face* It's been rainy and gray in my part of the world for several days so I didn't bother to really style my hair. It would have been a lost cause in a matter of minutes. Instead curled my bangs with bantu knots and put on a cute scarf that my little cousin picked out for me. This was quite possibly the easiest wash day that I've had in months!


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      1. I love the head scarf. I need to try the extreme deep conditioning method.

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        1. I swear by extreme deep conditioning! I can tell the difference in my hair when I don't. Thanks for stopping by!

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      2. Yay for easy wash days! I had one as well. My hair's been in head wraps with this rainy weather, too. Your's is really cute!

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        1. Thanks girl! I guess that since the weather is ssslllooowwwwlllyyy transitioning into Spring, I'll have to retire my knit wool hats. *le sigh*

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      3. I definitely love the scarf, I wish I knew how to wrap my hair like that but for the most part, anytime I do anything involving a scarf, it just slips right off LOL

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        1. LOL Jenn! This head wrap style is the only one that I knew how to do before the invention of Pinterest! You just put it on, pull back, and wrap the ends around like a bun. Super easy peasy!

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      4. Everything about this style and the colors screams summer cookouts and fun times to me. I have never be able to do a decent bantu knot (*flashes back to my attempts and shudders* so I love your curly bang!

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        1. I totally agree Jeni! Bring on the summer sun, sand, and fun! I'm over the snow, ice, and rain---already!

          Bantu knots are one of those techniques that either you're really good at or it hates you but there really isn't much in between. Ha-ha! (My Braidouts are incredibly awful!)

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      5. Don't you just love easy wash days! I wish my bantu knots turned out like that! I tried it this weekend and it was a complete disaster!

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        1. Oh no!!! Le sigh! I'm so sorry to hear that chica! I hope that this #fail doesn't discourage you from trying again in the future!

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      6. Your hair looks great, KLP! I love how the two bantu knot curls look with the scarf. I'm adding this look to my hair inspiration board :) And yay for great wash days! HHJ, chica!! ;-)

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        1. Thanks Drea! This look says "style" instead of "lazy"---like I felt!

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      7. What a fancy wash day you had!!! Your hair is lovely!

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        1. You're too sweet doll! Thanks for linking up!

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