Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Listening to My Hair (Wash Day)

As many of you know this past week I totally enjoyed rocking my curly updo and have been throwing all kinds of things into my wash days (clear rinses, tea rinses, prepoos with random conditioners, etc). However each night as I moisturized and sealed I started to notice more broken hairs than usual and my hair just felt a bit more dry than usual. Now seeing as though my breakage has been little to none for the past few weeks I had to figure out what suddenly caused the change in my hair. As I pondered through out the week it finally dawned on me on Thursday that I'd missed my monthly egg protein treatment! *slaps hand across forehead* How could I forget the best protein treatment I've discovered to date for my hair! I was only 1 week past my monthly protein treatment however my hair had no problems letting me know that I was late and needed to fix the problem as soon as possible. Needless to say this wash day I listened to my hair and gave it what it was asking for! Here's how my wash day went:
  • Prepooed with 1 egg mixed with some of my One N Only Deep Restorative mask for about 15 minutes using NO HEAT (there will be no scrambled eggs in this hair)! 
  • Rinsed with COOL water and then shampooed with my Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo. 
  • Rinsed and wrapped my hair in a towel for about 20 minutes to soak up most of the water
  • Applied my Kenra Moisturizing conditioner and sat under my heating cap for about 30 minutes.
  • Rinsed and applied my Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment for about 2 minutes. 
  • Did a final rinse and wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for about 30 minutes. 
  • Applied my leave ins using the LCO method (CHI Keratin Mist, Kimmaytube Leave In mix, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum). 
  • Sat under my hooded dryer for about 25 minutes.
  • Moisturized with my Giovanni Direct leave in and sealed with coconut oil and JBCO on my ends.  

Style: I head into the salon to get my hair relaxed this weekend so I opted for a relatively quick and painless style that will get me through the week with minimal fuss. I gently party my hair down the middle and created two low ponytails. Using my kanekalon hair I made two jumbo two strand twists making sure to entwine my hair with the kanekalon hair and crossed each twist to the other side and secured with bobby pins. I call this style the infiniti bun. Of course I will keep my tresses moisturized with my homemade moisture mist. Friday evening will be dedicated to prepping my hair for my relaxer. Stay tuned for my relaxer update and a length check! Can you believe it's been 5 months since my last length check?!

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  1. Your bun looks amazing. I have learned something new that I wish to try on my hair. Applying leave ins, and sitting under the drier before moisturizing and sealing. :) All the best with your relaxer :)

    1. Thank you! Applying my leave ins and then moisturizing and sealing really helps my hair to stay moisturized longer in this bitter cold!



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