Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wash Day

To be honest, I neglected my hair week. By the time this Wash Day came around my hair was begging for any form of moisture. A sprinkler shower, a raindrop, anything besides the sweat coming out of my scalp and face from this hot weather.

[1] Pre-poo: Parted my hair into 3 sections and slathered coconut oil into each section and 183detangled my hair. I covered my hair with a plastic cap and let it sit on for about an hour and then rinsed

[2] Shampoo: Used Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Sulfate Free Shampoo on each section two times

[3] Tea Rinse: Sprayed a mix of green tea and peppermint oil into my hair focusing on the roots. I left it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing

[4] Deep Condition: Applied As I Am Hydration Elation to my hair. Covered it with a plastic cap and left it on for over an hour and rinsed with cool water

[5] Leave-Ins: Moisturized my hair with Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk, applied Nexxus Pro-Mend Serum to the last two inches and sealed everything in with my oil mix.184

This week’s Wash Day Experience theme is all about air drying. For the most part I always air dry, but the way that I do it changes as I get deeper in to a stretch. In the first 5 weeks post touch up, I don’t have any issues as far as air drying my hair. When I hit 6 to 10 weeks post, that is when air drying is a pain. But over the past couple of months I have adopted new techniques such as banding my hair to stretch my new growth. At 4 weeks post, air drying is a breeze.

After rinsing the conditioner out of my hair, I soak up the excess water with a t-shirt. I leave it on for twenty to thirty minutes. I like to apply my leave-ins while my hair is still damp. My hair was a bit too damp for me to put my hair in braids, so I let it dry a little bit more in 4 two-strand twists before cornrowing each section for my braid out.

How was your most recent Wash Day?

When does air drying become a pain for you?

The Wash Day Experience


  1. wow your braidout looks great! my wash day was the :-)
    i usually air dry with my hair wrapped up in a bun, and lo and behold the middle stays damp. i'm going to try twists like yours, with hair clips at the end. genius!

  2. OMGosh! I'm dying from this right here>>> "A sprinkler shower, a raindrop, anything besides the sweat"

    Your braid outs are gorgeous! I'm so jealous!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  3. Look at those curls! I really like!

  4. Lovely braidout!! I airdry only in rollers, I cannot dry it any other way, my hair hates me if I do.

  5. Love the twist out, the definition looks like it could be a braidout!