Wash Day

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

11 comments on "Wash Day"
  1. This is such a cute protective style! I bet that after a week in this style, your braid/twist outs are fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. Thank you and I am loving your new hair. Congrats on being 100% NATURAL!

  2. This is such a cute style!!! My hair is shorter than yours but I would love to try this. I'm looking for ideas for protective styles for my twa. If you have any suggestions, let me know :).

    Loved reading about your wash day experience.

    ~Jackie @adventuresofanappychica.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you and have you tried Bantu Knot outs? I use to do those when I was transitioning and they were great.

  3. Love your curls! How was the Cantu shampoo? I pass it all the time and have been wanting to try it just because its so cheap and because I love the Cantu leave-in but I just haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    1. Thank you! As far as the Cantu shampoo, its nice if you're looking for a really gentle shampoo. However, I've used better shampoos, and my hair felt like it wasn't entirely clean. I simply choose this sample bottle to try it out but I don't think I'll purchase it again.