Wash Day - Return of the Curls

9.30.2016

I was so happy to see my curls this week! They were soft, springy, and I had no heat damage at all! It was a very pleasant hair vacation having straight hair for a while but I missed my free-form curls. Not to mention that my scalp has been itching like crazy. Dry scalp is not fun at all! As a recap, I have been wearing tons or buns since my last wash day. I have literally not styled my straight hair in about a week. However, I've been quite pleased with the fact that I've faithfully wrapped my hair every night (except last night) and have applied coconut oil to my ends every day.


For starters, I took down my bun and detangled my hair with a wide tooth comb. To detangle, I parted my hair in four sections. Then, I started combing my hair from my ends and worked my way up to my roots.

Next, I rinsed my hair under the shower nozzle with warm water until my hair was well saturated. Immediately, my hair started reverting back curly and I applied Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Cleansing Conditioner to my scalp. Then, I took my tangle teezer and gently massaged my scalp to remove buildup! After massaging my entire scalp, I rinsed away the cleansing conditioner and applied my deep conditioner by Shea Moisture called Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque (REVIEW). I put my hair in a high ponytail and covered with a plastic bag to deep condition for 30 minutes under my Gold N Hot Conditioning Cap (REVIEW). After deep conditioning my hair, I used my Scalp Invigorator to massage my scalp (for a second time) to stimulate and promote hair growth. To see my full wash/condition routine click here.


After massaging, I rinsed my hair with warm water. I've stopped rinsing my hair with cold water because it tangles my hair. Plus, I want to keep my cuticles open to soak up the moisturizer and coconut oil I apply as styling products. After rinsing my hair I shook my hair to get rid of excess moisture. I don't use a towel/t-shirt to dry my curly hair. Next, I allowed my hair to air dry for 30 minutes to make styling easier.


To style I parted a section of hair to leave out for a special style I want to try that I got off of Pinterest. Next, I flat twisted the rest of my hair straight down and used Shea Moisture Kids Curling Buttercream (REVIEW) + Coconut Oil to twist with.






I air dried my hair overnight and slept on a satin pillow case. This morning I unraveled the twists and flat twisted the top portion of hair that I left out. Here is the finished product. My part is showing a little in the back but I fixed it later. I had a little frizz due to the fact that first-day hair can be a little difficult for me to make PERFECT!!!! I'm loving this style regardless. Side note: I did not experience any heat damage or smelly burnt hair smell lingering from flat ironing this last past month.



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What I have been up to this week:
  1. I did the Bean Boozled Challenge with my Husband. Check it out here.
  2. Created a wreath for my front door.
  3. Made a Monogram Apron for my best friend's birthday (it is folded but super cute) along with other goodies.
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