This week’s #washdayexperience theme is sleek curls, and while that sound so gorgeous I don’t know that I have ever achieved it. However, I mastered the art of have soft, and moisturized curls; which is as gorgeous as sleek curls in my book. I find that I achieved the best curls when I co-wash because my hair is super-moisturized.
This wash day was a super easy and quick one because I decided to just do a hot oil treatment and follow up with the Shea Moisture 10 n 1 conditioner. The reason for this abbreviated wash day is I’m currently nine months post relaxer and the struggle has become real.
Anyway here is how this week’s wash day went;
Hot oil treatment: Did a hot oil treat with coconut, avocado and grapeseed oil. I warmed the oil a bit then pour it into an applicator bottle which I used to apply to my scalp and to the entire length of my hair. Once the hair and scalp was totally coated I finger detangled and put hair into four sections; then put on a plastic cap and sat under my hair dryer for 10 minutes.
Co-wash/ Conditioned: After allowing my hair to cool I rinsed out the hot oil treatment section by section with warm water, then applied Shea Moisture 10 n 1 conditioner and re-twist. Once I completed the each section I rinsed out the conditioner and applied it a second time to all the sections and put on a plastic cap for ten minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Leave-in and Moisturizer: I then wrapped my head with a t-shirt to get out the excess water. When the hair was about 70 percent dry I sprayed it with Crème of Nature Strength and shine and applied Kinky Curly Knot today detangler and detangled. After each section was detangled I applied OGX coconut milk anti-breakage serum and blow dry on low. Once my entire head was dry I applied Ettenio Mangoshea moisturizer and perm rod set with eighteen 1 ½ inch rods.
The end results were but fluffy loose curls which I love and I actually got to wear my hair in a style reminiscing of when I was fully relaxed. The one issue I have is shrinkage; and let me tell you it’s bad. However, I have learned to embrace it and stop obsessing about how people will perceive my hair and just enjoy it in all its glory.
How was your wash day?
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