Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wash Day

Hello Ladies,

Its been a while since I have graced this blog, in fact, this is my first post of 2015. I should be ashamed of myself #sorry. Nothing exciting going on around these parts and Wash Days have been kinda bleh lately. But I have a few updates for you:

  • Tea Tree Oil has completely cured my itchy scalp, Thank you all for suggesting it!
  • I plan on participating in Hairlista’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Challenge at the Intermediate level
  • I am currently 12 weeks post. I said I would not stretch longer than 16 weeks but I plan on stretching to about 25 weeks. That’s around the time of my 2 year HHJ anniversary and it will also mark the end of Hairlista’s JBCO Challenge (April 25). I want (try) to wait until then to give my hair a major trim (because I am really hating the state of my ends).

On to this week’s Wash Day:099

[1] Deep Condition: Massaged a mix of warm safflower oil and tea tree oil on my scalp. Applied Kurlee Bell Banana Nut and Avocado Conditioner. Covered my hair with my Hot Head Conditioning cap for 45 minutes.

[2]Shampoo: Lathered once using Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Sulfate-free Shampoo

[3] Condition: Applied Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner (love this stuff, I’ve been using this weekly) and let it sit for 5 minutes and rinsed with cold water

[4] T-shirt dried my hair for about 30 minutes.

[5] Leave-ins: Applied dime size of safflower oil/ tea tree oil/ grapefruit oil directly to my scalp. Sprayed my hair with ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer. Applied Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave- in and sealed in with OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum.

I put my hair into 4 braids and allowed it to fully air dry over night. The next day I flat ironed my hair. It seems the results of straightening your hair can either make you really happy or make you feel like shaving your hair off and giving up. My feelings were somewhat in between.

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I am really happy to see that my hair is growing and whatnot but I could not stand to look at it--- it looks so flimsy and wispy when its bone straight. I may look into texlaxing my hair. Now to assess the damage--- the left side of my head seems to be healthier than the right side, and I have areas in the back (on the right) where hair is terribly broken off. The culprit?  I have no idea, but I am going to lay off wearing braids for a while and be extra careful while doing my hair. Hopefully (probably not likely), with doing this Castor Oil Challenge it will help these areas fill in. If it doesn’t I am prepared to cut it anyway.

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Hopefully this picture gives you an idea of what I am talking about. Anywhoooo hope you all had a great Wash Day!101

The Wash Day Experience