Wash Day (Christmas Edition)

First, I finger detangled my hair while it was dry.  I really don't care for finger detangling my dry hair but I decided to give it a try since my hair was so badly tangled. I had rocked my puff all week without detangling one strand. Next, I rinsed my dry hair in the shower and sectioned it into 4 sections with my fingers.  

For each section, I finger detangled again, detangled with my tangle teezer, and combed through with my wide tooth comb.  I found that this method works best for releasing all of the shed hairs that may need help being released.  I always keep my hair stretched out with one hand as I detangle. I found that this prevents the shed strands from curling around the attached strands and forming "fairy knots." 

Once I detangled each section, I applied my Herbal Essences Cleansing Conditioner (HECC) to each section (applied to my scalp only) and massaged gently to lift away any buildup on my scalp.  I like to use my tangle teezer again during this step to gently rub my scalp.  Since I incorporated this step, of using the tangle teezer to massage my scalp, I have a clean scalp every time.  Sometimes, it's hard to cleanse my scalp thoroughly with a conditioner but it's easier with the tangle teezer. 

After that step, I rinsed the co-wash out in sections and applied Miracle 7 deep conditioner to my hair from midshaft to ends.  I then covered my hair with a plastic grocery bag (out of plastic caps lol) and sat under my hooded dryer for 15 mins.  Using my scalp invigorator, I massaged my edges and scalp in circular motions to increase blood flow for 3 minute.  
Lastly, I rinsed and squeezed the excess water out of my hair.  I skipped t-shirt drying to prevent any type of frizz.  Next, I parted my hair in diagonal sections with four in the front and four in the back.  I applied Coconut Oil and Shea Moisture Curling Buttercream to each section. Afterwards, I flat twisted my hair downward and pinned up each completed twist.  Lastly, I air dried for 3 hours, unraveled each twist, and fluffed. A different look but I like it. 

The Wash Day Experience
4 comments on "Wash Day (Christmas Edition)"
  1. I love the way that you flat twisted your hair! The volume is EVERYTHING! Is the Shea Moisture Butter Creme a holding product or a sealant?

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

    1. Thank you and the Shea Moisture Curling Buttercream is a soft hold product. It says it's for kids but I like it better than the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I'm a big kid I guess.

  2. I love your flat twists and how your twist out came out. I've never heard of a tangle teezer. How does it work and where did you buy it?

    Also, I have another question blog related. How did you get the drop down navigation menu for the different pages on your blog? It looks like we both use Blogger, which is why I thought I would ask. I've been trying to figure this out for awhile and would appreciate your help.


    ~Jackie Adventures of a Nappy Chica

    1. Thank you Jackie and the tangle teezer is amazing. I got it from Sally's Beauty Supply. Also the drop down menu is from a site called cssmenumaker.com . You can customize it by color, titles, and different sub titles. It's pretty easy to make but I had a difficult time installing it. Lol