}); relaxed and healthy: Wash Day- Transition Chronicles

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Wash Day- Transition Chronicles

After last week’s disastrous styling outcome I know that this wash day I had to be amazing.  So I skipped the shampoo step of my wash day routine and went straight to deep conditioning.  I must say I love the outcome. I am currently 11 months post relaxer so every victory so late in the game is to be celebrated.

Here is how my wash day went;

Prepoo & detangle-  For the last three days I wore my hair in a banana clip so I finger detangled with warm coconut oil to ensure I get out all  the shed hair.  I then further detangled with a comb to get out the excess knots, and then covered my hair with a plastic cap for 30 minutes.

Deep Conditioner-  I deep conditioned with ORS replenishing conditioner and Jamaican black Castor oil under my bonnet dry for 15 minutes, then allowed my hair to cool for another 30 minutes before rinsing.  I first rinsed with warm water to get out the conditioning mix then flowed up with cool water to seal the cuticles.  Once all the conditioner was proper rinsed out I wrapped my hair in at-shirt to remove the excess water.

Leave-in conditioner - When my hair was about 60 percent dry I sprayed the roots with Crème of Nature detangling and shine leave in conditioner then I applied Kinky Curly Knot today detangler from root to tip and detangle.  I normally wash my hair in four sections so I repeated the process for each section, left it to air dry.

Moisturizer and styling- When it about 95 percent dry I applied Elasta QP olive oil and mango butter moisturizer and QGX coconut milk serum to each section then blow dry on warm.  I was sure what I wanted to do with it so I two strand twist each section pinned it and went to bed. 

The next morning I put it up in a banana clip and I had the most beautiful afro poof ever in my life; so good that my Mom commented how much my hair has grown. Day two I did a flat twist in the back and flexi rod set the front to capitalize on the fluffiness and have a style that can last a couple days.

How was your #washdayexperience?  Did you have any triumphs?

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  1. Is that a top you are wearing or a dress? I love it. I'm glad your outcome was better this time around.

  2. Thanks my dear. It's a dress, I call it my sixties throwback. It's by Nikki from HSN.

  3. CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!! I swear there is nothing better than a GOOD HAIR DAY!! Your hair has definitely grown and so have your styling techniques. This one is a keeper!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

    1. I totally agree, nothing is ever better. Yes it has grown and it is definitely denser, so happy.

  4. I'd definitely say this wash day was a victory for you! Amazing the volume and curls you get with twists, so simple and rewarding!

    1. Yes my dear, it was and I'm still dancing in my seat.


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