Wash Day + Trim

12.26.2016




Hey Hair Friends! It's the last Wash Day of the year! I don't have a lot of photos because I'm still enjoying time with family as I know you are too. However. I did wash and straighten my hair again just to keep it out of the way for the holidays. This wash day was a success and come to think about it, I started off very discouraged about my hair. I was ranting to my husband about how dry my hair is and how I'm thinking about cutting it short again. I'm sure he was rolling his eyes about how dramatic I was being but he talked some sense into me by asking, "If you cut it, won't that hinder your progress?" And he is absolutely right, so I jumped down off the ledge of hair meltdown and was determined to solve my hair woes.



For starters, I detangled my hair with a wide tooth comb in sections. Since my hair was already straightened from a few weeks ago, this was an easy process! However, detangling my hair is what started my mini mania! There were shed pieces, broken pieces, curly pieces, split pieces, and all kinds of pieces on my shirt, sink, and floor. I immediately thought that my hair was too frail to touch. Then, I realized that I hadn't combed my hair in like a week, so basically I had set myself up for such a tragedy. Anyway, after detangling I shampooed my hair in the sink with Moroccan Argan Oil Creme Shampoo, which I dislike at the moment because it makes my hair feel like saw dust! I focused the shampoo on my roots and used my tangle teezer to gently massage my scalp and loosen impurities. Next, I rinsed out my shampoo and applied my deep conditioner, It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask, in sections. I like to apply my deep conditioner in sections now because I want every strand to get a good dose of TLC to protect/nourish it.


Next, I gathered my hair into a big pineapple puff and covered my strands with a plastic bag. Furthermore, I sat under my hooded blow dryer for 15 minutes to allow the deep conditioner to penetrate. I also massaged my scalp with my scalp invigorator to increase blood flow and promote growth.

Afterwards, I rinsed my hair with cold water to seal my cuticles and covered my head with a t-shirt. When a few minutes had pasted, I removed my t-shirt and applied my leave-ins/heat protectants. I used Its A 10 Miracle Leave In, Redken Extreme Anti Snap, Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray, and FHI Hot Sauce to my strands. I put all those products in at once except for the FHI Hot Sauce because I use it mainly for its detangling properties when combing out each section of hair to blow dry.


I blow dried my hair with my my FHI Blow dryer and a Denman brush on warm/hot air. This process took about an hour. Also, this was the first time I used a Denman brush and a concentration noodle to blow dry and I loved it. It's like bacon to my eggs now! The Denman brush is s great brush lol.


After blow drying, I flat ironed my hair with my FHI Runway on the highest setting, 450, which was also a first for me. However, I couldn't be happier because I got really sleek results and the shine was amazing. I really had to flat iron at a slow pace and  make sure that my parts were straight to get good results. Also, when I flat iron too much hair, my hair will snag. I lost a few loyal stands but I have the hang of now. I think! Slow and steady definitely wins over strand snatching in my opinion. Once I finished the flat iron process, I put a little bit of Shea Moisture Argan Oil on my ends, wrapped my hair, tied with a silk scarf, and called it successful!

Last but not least, I went to my local salon for a trim. One of the stylists that I have gained a loyal following too quit but I have a new stylist now. Her name is Savannah and she is not scissor happy at all. She cut off very few of my strands by it does look a lot better in my opinion.  Here is a before (on the left) and after (on the right) photo!



So that was my wash day! Check out my last post here!

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