Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wash Day

Now that I've got my vacay hair style mastered---I'm so totally ready to be in the Florida sun! I've been working on the perfect Bantu knot cocktail for my hair. So far, the winner is Jessicurl's Too Shea Conditioner, a dab of grapeseed oil, plus a smidgen of Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Precise amounts right? Ha-ha. The best part is that my hair stays moisturized and detangling was actually a breeze this wash day. Here are the dets:

Wash Day Products

(0) Detangled with my magic rake in the same sections that my hair was knotted. I applied a little of my essential oil blend to my roots to aid in detangling.

(1) Shampooed with KeraCare 1st Lather Shampoo to clarify first and then Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Hydrating Shampoo to give my back some moisture. I do declare that I love this shampoo! May it never be discontinued! Don't forget to enter the Matrix Giveaway so that you can win your very own bottle!
(2) Protein Treatment: I saturated my hair in Nexxus Emergencee then did some chores. It air dried for a few hours. Next, I stood under the spray of my shower for about 5 minutes to rinse the treatment completely.
(3) Extreme deep condition with  a 3-1 ratio of Joico Moisture Recovery and Roux Porosity Control Conditioner on the length of my hair. I massaged a little grapeseed oil through my strands, covered with a plastic cap and sat under my heat cap for an hour. (4) Green Tea Rinse with 2 green tea bags and 2 cups of water. Then applied the green tea rinse with a narrow tip applicator bottle and let it sit for another 5 minutes.  
(5) Smoothing treatment with Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment. I rinsed the tea and massage a dollop of conditioner to my strands.
(6) Air dried with a cotton t-shirt until my hair was about 80% dry.   
(7) Leave Ins- Never underestimate the power of a great pre-wash detangle. I didn't even need both combs for the 2 comb method today to detangle. I added a little Jessicurl's Too Shea Conditioner and Grapeseed oil to each section. Then I pulled my hair into a loose bun and tied it up with a satin scarf to get my roots to lay down. 
Wash Day Shed Hair
Smooth? Check. Detangled? Check. A girl could really get used to worry free wash days. I've even considered extending this stretch a few more weeks beyond my vacay if I can fend off long strand breakage. I'm reserving full wash days for the weeks when I need a protein treatment. Why? Because I'm spoiled. Only having to get into the shower once is too awesome to pass up! Of course if my scalp disagrees, I'll shampoo. 

How was your wash day?

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  1. I'm dreading my wash day. I have no motivation to deal with my 8 weeks post texlax hair.

    Knots came out lovely!


    1. I completely understand the feeling. Especially when my roots are misbehaving and bone dry. Gather up all of your patience and a bottle of your favorite oil, then get to detangling. I swear thats what makes the difference in my wash days: pre-wash detangling. It takes time and patience but its totally worth it!

      Thanks for following! Besitos chica!


  2. Wow, I hope my next day goes as smoothly and that the amount of shed hair is minimal.

    1. I'm sure that it will! Pre-wash detangling is worth its weight in gold. Buena suerte with your next wash! Can't wait to read about it!

  3. your bantu knots look amazing! my last wash day was actually not as bad as i was expecting, but i'm really over my hair right now... time to bun lol :o)

    1. Yay for a good wash day! Just bun it and keep it going. I'm rocking a low bun right now girl!

  4. Your Bantu knots look so lovely!


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