Wednesday, 2 March 2016

WashDay Post: Theme - Dry Scalp Remedy

Hair wash day

I've not been up to to much with my hair. After my last protective style, I've been using a wig. Wigs help me reduce manipulation to my hair and my ends will be well protected. Wigs also give me have great access to my scalp and hair daily. I either put my hair in cornrows or calabar braids (single braids) when using wigs.
Handmade wig
Wig, Handmade by me

I kept the cornrows in for 2 weeks. During this period, I co-washed once with VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner and deep conditioned twice with Megagrowth profectiv daily leave-in strengthener. I noticed rapid moisture loss from my hair despite my moisturising and sealing. This is probably because I don't have a moisturising leave in conditioner currently. I plan to fix this ASAP, by buying a moisturising leave-in, and my favourite lotion moisturiser - Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Creamy Lotion.
Pre-poo: In line with this week's #washdayexperience theme, I added few drops of Estella Pride Peppermint Oil and Tropic Isle JBCO (Rosemary) to my pre-poo mix . Peppermint oil, Rosemary oil and castor oil are known for alleviating dry/itchy scalp among other benefits they possess. The base of my mix was Organics Hair Mayonnaise. I  also added a tablespoon each of Estella Pride Vitamin E. oil and Estella Pride Vegetable Glycerin for added moisture. I pre-pooed for about 20 mins with heat ( I used the electric heating cap I got recently).

Shampoo: I used Creme of Nature Moisture and Shine Sulphate-free Shampoo and lathered twice using warm water. I then wrapped my hair in a cotton tshirt for about two minutes absorb excess water.
Creme of nature moisture and shine sulphate-free shampoo
Deep conditioner: The deep conditioner for this washday was Aussie 3 Minutes Miracle Deep Conditioner. I applied it generously to my hair, especially my new growth. I covered my hair with cling-film and used the electric heating cap for just 10 minutes. I then rinsed my hair with cold water and t-shirt-dried for about 45 minutes.
Aussie 3 minutes miracle deep conditioner

Leave-in Conditioner/Styling: I divided my hair into about 6 sections and applied Megagrowth Profectiv Daily Leave-in Strengthener, my oil mix and HairvolutionbyBee Whipped Shea Butter to each section. I detangled and put my hair into 18 single braids. I'm still wigging and I moisturise and seal with Luster's S.curl activator moisturizer once in two days. I also oil my scalp with JBCO + Tea tree oil + peppermint oil + Vitamin E oil using my root applicator bottle twice a week to prevent dryness.
Leave-in conditioner

HairvolutionbyBee Whipped Shea Butter 
This Washday was a breeze and I could not believe my luck. Normally, at 11 weeks post relaxer touch-up, my arms would be achy and sore from detangling and unravelling knots. This relaxer stretch is going so well. I pray it continues this way.

Anyway, how was your last washday and how do you prevent dry/itchy scalp? What works for you? Please share by dropping a comment below.

The Wash Day Experience


  1. I spend most of my days oiling my scalp so when its wash day my hair is screaming for a wash.

    1. I can relate. Regular scalp oiling comes at a price. it would require more regular wash days. Oily scalp would easily attract the dust and dirt on the air.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I use the exact same oil combo :-) great stuff! How do you find the Aussie Moist as a deep conditioner? I like your wig Bee

    1. Thanks Becca, I've ditched the wig for a shorter one though. The heat around here right now is not long hair I'm loving the Aussie moist conditioner. I should do a review soon.

  3. I love Aussie Moist for co-washing. I'm not sure if I've tried it as a deep conditioner.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @

    1. The Aussie 3 minutes miracle is the one I use. It's a great deep conditioner. Thanks for the sharing platform KLP. mwwuaaah!

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