I am currently seven weeks post, which is wonderful compare to years past when I would get a touch-up at six weeks because I have too much new growth. These days seven weeks has me saying I just relaxed my hair without even realizing that it is almost two months ago. This wash day was a little extended because I did not do a mid week co-wash due to having too much fun.
Here is how this wash day went:
Prepoo- Detangled with my oil mix (olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, a few drops of peppermint and tea tree oil) before adding my beloved Cantu shea butter conditioning repair cream. I then covered my head with a plastic cap and my conditioning cap for 45 minutes ( at this point I smelled like peppermint); after my hair was cold I rinsed with warm water to ensure I get most of the oils out.
Shampoo- Apply Creme of Nature sunflower & coconut detangling shampoo to each section making sure that I pay attention to my scalp. This was to ensure I did not have oil residue left on my scalp. I then rinsed with warm water until I was confident that all the oil residue was gone.
Tea Rinse- Tea rinsed with my black tea brew by pouring it repeatedly over my head for roughly five minutes. I normally use four bags and two cups of water to make the brew but this wash day I used six to make it stronger hoping it will help slow down the shedding. After allowing the excess to run off, I rinsed with cool water.
Deep Condition- Deep conditioned with Ettenio Cocolicious balancing penetration conditioner for 45 minutes under my conditioning cap. This conditioner smells so good; good enough to eat, anyway this is a great conditioner. After my hair was cool I rinsed with warm water. My hair was feeling a little dry so I followed up with Loreal total repair damage erasing balm for five minutes before rinsing with cool water.
Leave-in and Moisturizer- T-shirt dry for ten minutes for applying creme of nature strength and shine leave in conditioner. I then allowed my hair to air dry for about fifteen minutes before applying Ettenio Moisture milk followed by OGX coconut milk anti breakage serum. I roller set with roughly twenty 2 inch rollers.
My hair was so soft an bouncy when I took the rollers out, I just might add a extra conditioning step to my wash day during the winter months.
Thanks for allowing my to share my #washdayexperience with you.
Happy New Year!