Wash Day

Is it March already? Wow the time is flying. Yesterday was the start of my 3 month curly hair challenge titled: Nursing Natural Hair Back to Health. Check it out HERE.  To kick off the challenge, I finger detangled on dry hair, the night before I co-washed. I like finger detangling on dry hair vs. wet hair. My reason for it is that my hair curls tighter once water hits it. In its dry state, I can work better removing tangles.  I can’t say that I enjoy finger detangling.  Even on a good day, it takes FOREVER.  However, I promised myself that I would not use combs for this entire challenge. Letting go like Elsa did is hard though. 

The next day, I sectioned my hair into four sections. I jumped in the shower and co-washed one section at a time. Here are the steps for each section.
1.      Applied Herbal Essences Cleansing Conditioner to my scalp and hair
2.      Finger detangled to release shed hair
3.      Divided the section into subsections and gently exfoliated my scalp only with my Tangle Teezer
4.      Rubbed my scalp with my fingertips to loosen dead skin cells
5.      Smoothed the section with my hand and clipped it up.
I followed these steps for each of the four sections.  Once I finished co-washing, I deep conditioned with Miracle 7 Deep Conditioner.  I love this deep conditioner, it is a dupe for It’s A 10 Miracle Hair Mask. Check out my review of both products HERE.  I applied the deep conditioner to the ends of my hair and covered with a plastic bag. I then applied heat by using my GoldNHot conditioning cap for 20 minutes. 

            Once I finished deep conditioning, I used my Scalp Invigorator to gently massage my scalp (concentrating on the edges).  Afterwards, I rinsed the conditioner out with cool water. In addition, I shook my hair to remove excess water instead of using a t-shirt to dry my hair. This step is new and I am trying it out in hopes to minimize frizz.
            As far as styling, I applied Coconut Oil and Shea Moisture Kids Curling Butter Cream to my hair.  My super flat twists saved the day once again. I just love flat twists.  A neat trick I tried this time was twisting the back of my hair in an upward direction. I did this for two purposes:
  1. So it would be easier to pin up in a bun
  2. So they wouldn’t be flat the next morning after sleeping on them
Normally, I flat twist all my sections downward, which I still love doing.  However, I wear a lot of buns and it’s always hard trying to catch the hairs in the back of my head when they all want to point down lol.  The next morning, I untwisted each twist with a little coconut oil on my finger tips and I pinned it into a nice bun with fringe hanging out in the front. 
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8 comments on "Wash Day"
  1. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! So nice


  2. Your curls are beautiful. I will love to try out your hair style.

    1. Thank you Joie and I think you'll love it if you try it. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Woot for finger detangling! I know that it's a pain now---but give yourself some time to get used to it. I think that you'll really like it!

    And I love love love that flat twist braiding pattern and this updo!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

    1. Thank you KLP. Finger detangling is crazy right now lol but I noticed less breakage. Woot!:)

  4. I'm a strict finger detangler. It's definitely the best for when you want to retain length.
    On another note, your strands are super luscious! Those flat twists are so juicy. My fine hair looks puny in flat twists lol

    1. Thank you for the compliments and yes I'm new on the finger detangling bandwagon but I do want to retain more length. Thanks for commenting!