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1.30.2015


Wash Day

1.23.2015
On today's wash day I wanted to straighten my hair in order to do a length check. I cut my hair a couple of months ago because of breakage from protein. Now I'm ready for a length check because my hair has grown a lot since then. 

The products I used were VO5 Moisture Milks Strawberries and Cream Moisturizing Conditioner, Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave In Conditioner, Coconut Oil (Orange and White Container), Olive Oil (Not Pictured Here),  Avalon Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo, Avalon Strengthening Peppermint Conditioner, It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Conditioner, It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask, FHI Hot Sauce (Not Pictured Here), and I did not use the bottle of It's A 10 Silk Express Smoothing Balm.  It's in the photo but I changed my mind at the last minute and decided to use the FHI Hot Sauce.
For starters, I sectioned my hair into small parts. Then I applied a little water, coconut oil, olive oil, V05 conditioner, and Herbal Essences leave in to each part. Afterwards, I finger detangled each section of hair, and used a wide tooth comb to remove any remaining tangles.  
After detangling I twisted each section of hair.  Next, I washed and conditioned my hair in sections.  BTW the Avalon Shampoo and Conditioner I bought was ALL WRONG. I haven't come across a shampoo and conditioner that I really despised until I used the Avalon. I should have known better because clearly the bottle says strengthening which means PROTEIN in most cases.

I don't have any photos of what my hair looked like after using the Avalon but it wasn't pretty. Thanks to my It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask, my hair softened up after deep conditioning.

Once I rinsed my hair of deep conditioner, I wrapped my hair in a t-shirt to air dry for a couple of minutes. Next, I applied my It's A 10 Miracle Leave In, and FHI Hot Sauce.

I blow dried my hair with the Conair Yellow Bird Blow dryer w/ attachment that I purchased from Sally's and flat ironed my hair with the KQC flat iron that I ordered from Flat Iron Experts a few years ago.

By the way, I have found a new love of the FHI Hot Sauce. It works like magic. I smoothed it on my wet hair and once I passed the blow drier over a section of hair it was instantly tamed. I've owned this one particular bottle of FHI Hot Sauce for a couple of years but I think I'm going to finish the bottle now. Refurbished! Hehehee its shelf life is probably expired but it still works great!  Also, I didn't add any product to my hair after blow drying. The FHI did all the work.

PICTURES OF MY BLOW DRIED HAIR WAS SUPPOSE TO BE HERE BUT....I forgot to take a snap of it. Have a great weekend everyone. You peeps are so awesome!
The Wash Day Experience


Wash Day

1.15.2015
For starters, I spritzed my hair (with water) and de-tangled  in sections. My product of choose for de-tangling was my handy dandy coconut oil; which always works like a dream.






After de-tangling was over, I rinsed my sectioned hair with water and proceeded to apply shampoo directly to my scalp.  This time around, for shampoo, I used a sample sized bottle of Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Cream Shampoo.  As an added bonus, I applied a few drops of tea tree oil to the bottle, to soothe and relieve my itchy scalp. (Old man winter has left my scalp dry)
I rinsed out the shampoo and applied my It's A Ten Hair Mask.  I covered my hair with a plastic cap and sat under the hair dryer for about 15-20 mins.  After rinsing the deep conditioner, I began to style my hair. I was going for a curly look so I whipped out and old favorite hairstyle. THE CURLY FRY...as I like to call it. Check out my last post about it here. 

What I like about this style is that it is protective, low maintenance, and lasts for about a week. With that being said, it does take a while to complete (about 2 hours), but its worth it.  

The products I use for this style are: water, Eco Styler gel, and perm rods. To achieve this style I two strand twisted my hair in small sections and placed perm rods on the ends of my hair.  For the sections around my edges, I braided it 1/4th of the way down, then proceeded to two strand twist the hair and added perm rods to the end.
Side-note: I don't two strand twist the hair all the way to the ends.  Instead, I leave an inch worth of hair unraveled to be rolled on perm rods and I make sure I smooth it out using a small amount of gel.  For me, this helps my curls look more sleek and springy instead of frizzy toward the ends.  

Once I twisted all my hair, I sat under my bonnet, that attaches to my handheld blow dryer, for 30 minutes. This is the finished product.
The Wash Day Experience