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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Smoothing Treatment- I rinsed the conditioner then let a large dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution marinate on my hair for about 5 minutes.
- Air Dried- to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt.
- 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.
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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