My curlformer curls from last week went into bun. *curse you spring allergies!* I co-washed as usual and put my hair in a high puff until today's #washdayexperience. Because I'd left my poor ends to dry out---I tweaked the regimen that I've been sticking to just a little but kept the products exactly the same.
Here's what I used:
Pre-shampoo- DIY Moisturizing Mist (tutorial here) + Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner (review here) + Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Why I 💕 EVCO!) + My Stimulating Essential Oil on my scalp
Clay Rinse- Here's the dets on my recipe
Deep Condition- Jessicurl Deep Treatment Conditioner (review here)
Leave-Ins- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Why EVCO is AMAZING here) + Jessicurl Too Shea Conditioner (why I love this stuff here) + DIY Hair Butter (tutorial here)
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And here's how I did it:
This week's theme is Dry Scalp Remedies, so I started by applying my Stimulating Essential Oil (Here's how to make your own) to my scalp. I've used this blend for years and its my favorite cure-all. The essential oil blend soothes itchiness whilst the oil relives dry scalp. Plus it smells divine!
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Next, I spritzed the ends of my hair with my DIY Moisturizing Mist (tutorial here). Then I slathered my hair in Herbal Essence Hello Hydration (my full review here) and sealed my ends with a little coconut oil. Because my ends felt drier than usual, I covered my hair with a plastic bag and went to sleep.
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An overnight pre-shampoo session was EXACTLY what my hair needed because in the morning, my hair was crazy plump, soft, and uber moisturized! Next, I hopped in the shower, rinsed the conditioner section by section then applied my Clay Rinse with a narrow tip applicator bottle. I usually start my application process from back to front and I noticed that the curls in the back of my hair are completed defined from root to tip. So, next week, I plan to start the application process from front to back so that my curls in the front can get more clay love.
Next, I deep conditioned with my all time fave conditioner Jessicurl Deep Treatment Conditioner (review here), coated my ends in Extra Virgin Coconut oil (here's the kind that I use $) to seal in the conditioner and plopped under my hooded dryer for about 30 minutes.
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I t-shirt dried for about 10 minutes then installed Curlformers using a little more Extra Virgin Coconut Oil + Jessicurl Too Shea Conditioner (why I love this stuff here) + DIY Hair Butter (how to make your own Hair Butter here) as my leave ins.
I had to run grab the minions from the bus before I could figure out how I wanted to style my hair so I threw my curls up into a banana clip.
When I got home, I decided on this Swirled Flat Twist Bun.
Here's how I did it:
- Begin with stretched hair (I stretched my hair using Curlformers.)
- Pull all of your hair to one side. I chose the left side. Then secure with a hair clip.
- Take a small section near your left ear and section it off. We'll work with it later.
- Now grab a small section of hair near your right ear and begin your flat twist. This twist will end near your temple.
- Begin another flat twist directly behind the first one.
- Incorporate the first twist into the second twist.
- Then flat twist along your hair line until you reach your left ear.
- Then start to curve your flat twist towards your right ear. This will create the swirled effect.
- Continue flat twisting until you reach the nape of the right side of your hair. Double strand twist your ends.
- Release your remaining section. Divide it in half.
- Then double strand twist each section.
- Cris-cross the last two twists and secure the ends into a bun.
I'll wear this style for 2-3 days before I co-wash and bun my hair for the rest of week.
What are your remedies for a dry scalp? Share all the dets in this week's #WashDayExperience link up below!