Friday, November 28, 2014

Wash Day Recap | 'Tis the Season to Be Festive

[1]  Pre-pooed with my mixture of Hair Trigger Growth Elixir and  JBCO under a plastic cap for an hour.  I did a scalp massage for about 10 minutes and then put on a plastic cap. This mixture tends to get a little messy, so I always make sure I'm wearing a towel around my neck.
[2]  Co-Washed with Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser
[3] Deep conditioned with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
[4]  ACV + Water Rinse after I washed out my conditioner. I massaged the mixture for a few minutes and left it in.
[7] T-shirt dried my hair for about 40 minutes
[8] I applied my leave-in conditioners:  Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner, Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner and ApHogee Keratin Green Team Reconstrutor.
[9]  Finger Detangled
[10] Finished up by applying Shea Moisture's Curling Custard, Marguerite's Magic Restorative Cream  and JBCO before puttung on my bonnet & scarf.

The next day (Wednesday), I didn't do anything special to my hair. I wore my normal fro and called it a today. But, in honor of Thanksgiving yesterday, I decided to be festive. I opted for something easy and fairly quick: bantu knots. I love wearing bantu knots and I think it's a versatile hairdo. Instead of wetting my hair, I did the bantu knots on dry hair. I didn't add any products because my hair was still moisturized from my LCO application the night before. It probably took about an hour to do all the knots and I must say I was pleased with the results. I think I did a good job, seeing as I didn't use a mirror during the process. 


                                 Want to try bantu knots? Check out the tutorials below.

             How did your wash day go? Did you wear a festive hairdo for Thanksgiving?

Until next time!

~Adventures of a Nappy Chica

The Wash Day Experience


  1. Your hair looks so nice and moisturized! When I had short hair, I could never achieve enough moisture! Also, how do like the elixir with the cayenne pepper? I have been using Njoy's Essential oil, which has sulfur in it and it works really well!
    Oh btw, you should join Bloggers Like Me ( It's a free and great network of bloggers 'like us' and they are super successful and great to network with!


    1. Hi Bree!

      Thank you! Believe me, it was a struggle the first four months. I think I finally found products that work for me. I'm in love with Carol's Daughter (Black Vanilla Leave-In and Marguerite's Magic) and Shea Moisture. I really like the elixir. I have to target my scalp with the ACV rinse because it can make my scalp a little itchy at times. But, I think it helps with hair growth. I'll have to try Njoy's Essential oil. I've heard great things about sulfur and I want to give it a try.

      Thanks for the tip! I sent a request and got an invite to the Facebook group. I'm excited to network with other bloggers.

      Thanks for stopping by :).

  2. I also love Naturally Nelzy's tutorials.

    Washed my hair two nights ago- after 10 days. I've been really lazy lately. I just co-washed with Hello Hydration, and moisturised & sealed with Cantu Argan Oil, Oyin handmade and JBCO. Hair felt amazing by the next day :)

    1. I can understand that. I was tempted to skip my wash day this past weekend. I've heard a lot of great things about Hello Hydration. I might have to try the Cantu Argan Oil in the future. That sounds like a great wash day session :).