Wash Day

Normally I like to straighten my hair around this time of year because the humidity isn't so bad. On the other hand,  I am trying to give my hair more tender loving care. I also haven't found a flat iron that I truly love in the same way as I did my KQC flat iron. Although, I know that heat free hair is healthy hair.

Lately I've been co-washing or diluting my shampoo. I have noticed more shine since I have stopped shampooing so often. Also, I've seen a decrease in breakage and easier detangling. 

The co-wash I've been loving is by Herbal Essences and it's labeled as a Cleansing Conditioner. It's apart of their NAKED line of products. These products are free of sulfates and parabens.

This co-wash is so moisturizing that I skip my pre-poo every time I use it. It does all the work that my pre-poo does while cleansing my hair. It also cuts my wash day time in half. I still sort of cringe when I know how tangled my hair is coupled with the fact that wash day takes hours. Now, I still cringe a little but I feel better because I'm out of the shower before the water gets cold.

Today, I spread the Herbal Essences Cleansing Conditioner (HECC) evenly throughout my hair. With my tangle teezer, I gently massage my scalp in circular motions and part my hair with my fingers as I go. With this method, I can lift any dead skin and rinse it away. Also, it's a great way to stimulate my scalp to promote hair growth.  Then I finger detangled and rinsed my hair with warm water.

Afterwards, I applied my Miracle 7 deep conditioner and covered my hair with a plastic cap along with my conditioning cap. I sat under my conditioning cap for about 15 minutes. After deep conditioning, I used my new scalp invigorator for about a minute.  I simply used circular motions while the conditioner and plastic cap was still on. Then I rinsed the conditioner out with cool water and wrapped my hair in a t-shirt.

As for leave in's, I applied coconut oil and two strand twisted my hair with Shea Moisture Kids Curling Buttercream. After air-drying, I untwisted and fluffed.

The Wash Day Experience
4 comments on "Wash Day"
  1. Love your twist out!! I am intrigued by the Scalp Invigorator. I've seen it on a few Youtube videos and on a couple of blogs. I need to try it at some point.

    Congrats on a great wash day!

    Adventures of a Nappy Chica

    1. Thank you and I love it. I bought it when I saw Moknowshair use it. It's a great way to massage your scalp

  2. Your curls are sooo beautiful! To what do you attribute the shine?

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

    1. Thank you and I use coconut oil to twist and untwist. Also, when I used henna last month, I noticed improved overall shine.