Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wash Day


This week's theme on the #washdayexperience is Summer Bun Fun. I think that this might be my favorite theme to date because I absolutely adored the way that my hair turned out. Plus, I had the best wash day in...well forever. I think that I've found my winning conditioning cocktail! Here's how my wash day went:
  1. Extreme Deep Condition- I applied Jessicurl Deep Treatment to my roots as I gently finger detangled. Next, I applied Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Conditioner from the line where my unprocessed hair meets my relaxed hair down. I massaged a little extra virgin coconut oil from root to tip, covered with a plastic cap, then let it all marinate over night.
  2. Tea Rinse- using 2 Bamboo tea bags steeped in a 1:1 ratio of water and aloe vera juice + 2 tbsp of glycerin.
  3. Smoothing/Detangling Treatment- with a large dollop of Matrix Detangling Solution
  4. Air Dry with Chi Silk Infusion applied to wet hair then wrapped in a satin scarf for about an hour.
  5. Leave ins- I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner and Pura Body Naturals Cupuacu Hair Butter to seal then "faux" banded my hair to stretch roots while it dried. 


Results:
While I rinsed out my conditioner mix my hair was literally like silk. I felt like I'd just relaxed! I didn't have one tangle in the shower and honestly, I didn't really want to tea rinse for fear that I'd loose that super moisturized and smooth feeling. Luckily, my bamboo tea rinse didn't disappoint. Test run #2 and I'm still madly in love with it. I think that it just might be the most moisturizing tea rinse that I've used.

Once my hair was about 90% dry after banding, I used a little Chi Twisted Fabric to pull my hair into a high bun and accessorized with a floral headband. You're probably tired of seeing this headband but it's totally my favorite!

How was your #washdayexperience? I'd love it if you shared below!

Besitos!
KLP




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30 comments:

  1. I love this headband. You just gave me a reason to create one. Your hair looks super cute. Kisses!

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    1. Thanks chica! A little history: This was the last thing that I purchased as a single woman! I bought it the day before I got married!

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    2. Awww, I think it's cute you (1) remember that it's your last single buy and (2) that it's hair related lol!

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    3. Apparently I've been hair obsessed for longer than I'll admit aloud! Ha-ha!

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  2. Love love love your bow!! Bamboo tea for rinses why didn't I think of that. I'm too busy drinking it all up lol. It's so delicious!!

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    1. You're too sweet Kendra! I keep my Bamboo tea with my wash day supplies so that I'm not attempted to drink it. I've had white bamboo tea before and it was sooo delish!

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    1. Thanks Lydz! I've worn it sooo many times like here and here and here. LOL

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  4. I love hair candy paired with a juicy bun...the headband brought the look together nicely.

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    1. Thanks Diva! Believe it or not---there are no hair pins in that bun! I just used a stretched out hair tie to pull my hair back (the way that naturally curly chicas do) then wrapped the ends around.

      I swear that I learn something new about my hair every day!

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  5. I'm going to have to echo everyone else by saying I LOVE this headband! It's so so cute. And I'm a sucker for a flowery or bow accessory in my hair. You had a completely winning wash day! Awesome KLP!

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    1. Thanks Melanie! It was definitely worth it's less than $5 price tag---especially considering that I've had it for 6+ years!

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  6. The headband is super cute! $5 was a great buy especially with you having it for so long!

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    1. Agreed. I wish that I would have bought more than one!

      Thanks for sopping by Tiki!

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  7. I really love this high bun I just might have to try it out, you look lovely dear.

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    1. Thanks Belle! I haven't done a high bun in forever because I just couldn't tame my roots enough. Then I was inspired by my naturally curl little cousin to just use a stretched out hair tie and wrap my ends around. BRILLIANT! I owe her big time!

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  8. LOVING that headband! You look so cute! I've never tried a tea rinse... but maybe I should! My last wash day was almost a disaster with tangles!

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    1. I usually use a little extra virgin coconut oil to detangle my hair pre-wash---but today I just didn't feel like taking the extra step. Thankfully Jessicurl has slip for days and my hair ended up happy and tangle free!

      I just know that your next #washdayexperience will be sooo much better!

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  9. I love the bun, so cute! Girl your skin is super stunning, I want that glow you have! Beautiful x

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    1. Running outside several days a week (with sunscreen of course!) + sun set photography = glowy skin. Reason #25473 that I love all things summer!

      Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  10. LOVE that headband, super cute!

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    1. Thanks chica! I love love LOVED your heart head band. It's so girly!

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  11. That bun looks so fluffy...love it!!!

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    1. I have been rocking this super high bun for a few days now. I just LOVE everything about it!

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  12. that's a super cute headband. how did you get your bun so big?

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    1. I picked up this tip from my natural little cousin: I just used a stretched out hair tie to pull my hair back (the way that naturally curly chicas do) then wrapped the ends around. I didn't even use a hair pin!

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  13. Love the bun it looks great!!

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    1. Thanks chica! The great thing about having several inches of curl roots is that my buns are HUGE!

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  14. I really love that flower action. I might re-adopt it for my shower as I did it before for a special event. It has such a way of making you feel special.

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    1. Ohhh! I hope that you do AND share pics chica!

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