Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wash day: 11 weeks post relaxer touch up

I took out my first diy crochet braids (see pictures below) after 3 weeks. It was easy peasy and my hair was sooooo soft. So soft that I feared moisture overload.

I skipped on prepoo because my hair felt pretty coated and super-soft. Washed using warm water using ORS creamy aloe shampoo. Lathered once and followed with creme of nature moisture and shine sulphate-free shampoo. T.shirt dried for about five minutes while mixing my deep conditioning concoction  (ORS replenishing conditioner + one tablespoon Jamaican Black Castor oil + 2 tablespoons Coconut oil ). Applied the mix and wrapped my hair in cling film and used my heat therapy wrap. Deep conditioned for about 45 mins. Rinsed with cold water and tshirt-dried for 2 hours.

 It was after tshirt drying that I discovered many tangles and some teeny tiny knots aaaaargh! I started dreading detangling. My initial style for the week was a braid-out. I knew I dared not. Braid-outs tend to give me tangles even when I'm not 11 weeks post. Anyway I worked in smaller sections than I normally would, sprayed aphogee green tea reconstructor, applied my oil mix and blow dried with cold air using tension method. Oiled my scalp with my oil mix using my root only applicator bottle and used my current staple leave-in conditioner (Megagrowth profectiv daily leave-in strengthener. Fortunately, the tangles were easy to work through, although I was very patient It took me about 1 hour and 45 minutes to detangle and comb all sections using a wide-tooth comb. Since a braid-out was off the table, I simply did a faux bun with a bang using marley hair.

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