After four weeks of crochet braids, I was so over the braids. Even though I was still getting compliments and my hair and the crochet braids were moisture I need a change. Taking those babies was such a tedious and time consuming task. So after 2 1/2 hours my hair was finally free of them.
Prep- Took each cornrow out and remove shed hair with my fingers before a comb through with a wide tooth comb followed by a smaller comb. When I was satisfied that I have removed all the shed hair I applied my oil mix to the section. My oil mix consist of olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, vitamin E, Jojoba oil, a few drops of peppermint and tea tree oil. Let me tell you four weeks of shed hair is no joke; there was a point I got so scared that I might not have enough hair left after it was all said and done.
Prepoo- I prepoo with Cantu Shea butter leave in conditioning repair cream for roughly an hour and a half under my conditioning cap. I think my hair was singing hallelujah when it caught a glimpse of my favorite prepoo. Once my hair was cool I rinsed with warm water to ensure I go most of the oils out.
Shampoo- Shampooed with OGX awapuhi ginger shampoo to each section ensuring I pay attention to my scalp. I felt my scalp getting excited about getting a proper cleansing. I lathered once and rinsed with warm water. I am not liking this shampoo at all; so this my be the last time I use it.
Deep Condition- Deep conditioned with Mega Growth anti-breakage strengthening deep conditioner, under the conditioning cap for 15 minutes and allowed my hair to cool for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. I followed up with Loreal Total repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm for three minutes before rinsing with cool water. I wanted to use a protein conditioner because I wanted to strengthen my hair after such a long stretch of just moisturing.
Leave-In and moisturizers- T-shirt dry for fifteen minutes before applying Creme of nature strength & shine leave in conditioner and allowed to air dry for about half an hour. I then applied Ettenio Moisture reign and set my hair in 6 flexi rods.
I am currently twelve weeks post and after a month of not touch my hair I was a little off my game. After I removed the flexi rod I was so disappointed about the outcome that I put on a head-tie and went out an bought me a wig. I figured the wig would give me allow me to stretch another four weeks and still have the option to get my hair back into balance before I do a relaxer touch -up.
How was your wash day?