Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wash day @ 19 Weeks post Big Chop


Okay this morning I was on Facebook and someone posted Naptural85 Co-wash Method. Now that I have changed up my washing regimen to strictly co-washing through the winter you know I had to try it. So in her video she basically applies conditioner to her hair, then seals it with her oil mixture, and does a little detangling before pinning it up. She then rinses it out the conditioner, applies cold Aloe Vera juice, and then seals it with oil before rinsing it again.

So for my wash day I applied my staple Ouidad Co-Wash cleanser to dry hair and then sealed it with my oil mixture. Okay once I rinsed it out after adding a little water to lather it up I realize okay this is just like adding extra oils to your conditioner to give you added slip. Don't get me wrong my hair smelled amazing, it did give it added softness, and the slip was definitely on point so I am not complaining. Once I rinsed that out really good my choice of rinse out conditioner/detangler was Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Conditioner. For DC I used Marie Dean Seaweed & Rice deep conditioner and since I was coating my hair with oils I coated this with my oil mixture which I left on for about 2 hours. Last I applied Hairveda Whipped Ends and styled with the Whipped Gelly. I was pleased with the out come but the shrinkage was off the hook!!

How was your Wash Day?!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wash Day @ 16, 17, & 18 weeks post

Hey guys

Let me start off by saying these health care classes are really kicking my butt. So I really apologies about the lack of post.

I'm so proud of myself. The past couple of weeks before & this week I have left my hair in a twist protective style. I did not touch my hair at all. When I went out with the girls I put on my half a wig and kept it moving! My hair stayed moisturized from the L.O.C. method using the Camille Rose Natural products. My hair felt to soft and not a rough or dry patch in site!!!! :) This wash day is the beginning of the month so I decided to clarify my hair since I have done it in a good while!

Anyway here's how wash day went on Saturday 16 weeks post
I shampooed my hair once with my Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat shampoo. Since this was the first weekend of the month I decided to clarify my hair since I haven't done do in a good while. After I rinsed the shampoo out I detangled with my Aubreys GBP protein treatment. I left this on for about 2 minutes. I wasn't really worried about bring the softness back into my hair because the shampoo stripped my hair but not the drying strip that I hate. Rinsed that out and tied my hair up in a cotton baby burp cloth. I did this just to soak up any excess water before smoothing my deep conditioner through my hair. I used my staple Hairvèda Sitrinilla intense moisturizing deep conditioner. I left this on for a couple of hours with heat and let me tell you this one never seems to fail when I used it. I love the fact that when it touches my hair it is instantly soaked up. Rinsed the conditioner out with cold water and applied my leave ins. Trying to use up the rest of my Camille Rose Naturals Cranberry hair & body lotion, I used this as my leave in. Sealed with a small amount of Hairvèda Vatika Frosting. Recently I swap some things for some new Hairvèda butters so that I can try them before Black Friday. So I used the Hairvèda's Herbal Green Tea butter which only kept my hair moisturized for 3 days. But it did leave a nice shine to my twist. If you follow me on IG you will see that I recruited Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai butter to my staples!

Saturday 17th weeks post
So the next week I used my staple co-wash Ouadid. Oh how I messed the way it felt in my hair. The softness it gives and the smell it brings! I haven't used it in over a month and thanks to one of my favorite swap sister. I am laced in my co wash for well into next year maybe more! Next I used FCA Naturals Invigorating Conditioner for my rinse out and detangler. Another great job was performed from this conditioner. Seriously thinking about adding it to my staples. For my deep conditioner I used Camille Rose Naturals Algae Deep Conditioner. When i first opened it I was taking back at how thick it was. It really looked like a regular sealant butter and not a deep conditioner. Now the one that I have is the one that is in the original packaging not the new one. So I really did know how it was because I first used the samples that I received in my prize from them and that one was really creamy. When I used it I was blown away again because of how moisturized my hair was. I was so soft and moisturized I couldn't keep my hands out of my hair. For leave ins I used my Camille Rose's Lotion and the Almond Jai Butter. I have been kind of changing up my moisturize and seal method by just cutting out the oil and using a butter instead. I found this to be easier on me and been giving my absolutely soft moisturized hair. Remember in a hair journey you have to do what's best for your hair and your hair will respond by growing. 

Friday @ 18 weeks post
I decided to color my hair and choose to do it a day early so that I can have Saturday for my self. So I was my hair with a shampoo as directed on the label of my dye. I mixed FCA naturals shampoo & Shea moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo for the lather. I was really happy with the clean feeling that it left. The dye of choice I bought from Sally's and was recommended by the sales lady was Manic Panic in Pillarbox Red. First impression was okay the red came out darker then I wanted and it runs every time I wash my hair. This had never happened with the box dye's I used before so I was not pleased. Not to mention it took forever to rinse out of my hair. I skipped the conditioner and went straight to my deep conditioner. This week I used the last of my Giovanni's Moist Deep condition with hear for about 45 minutes. For leave-ins I used my sample of Hairveda's Whipped Ends and then twisted with the Herbal Green Tea Butter from Hairveda also. Loved this combination also!!!

Enjoyable relaxing wash days! How was your wash day?