Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wash Day | Shampoo Brush: Yay or Nay?

Last Friday, I started my normal wash day routine and was a little shocked/disappointed with the results.   

     Here is a recap of my wash day:

Pre-pooed with my Aloe Vera Juice mix and The Chocolate Antidote by Tangles and Beyond for 30 minutes under my Hot Heads cap. I applied a generous amount of the pre-poo on my ends.

Co-washed with Mielle Organics Detangling Conditioner- For this particular wash day I added my new Vanity Planet Shampoo Brush, which I scored for 50% of the original price. If you're interested in the discount, check out the video below. I've seen quite a few bloggers using this brush in their videos and wanted to try it for myself.


My initial impressions: the brush is perfect for a great scalp massage and I felt like my scalp was cleaner. I'm going to use it for the next month or so and then post a review.



Protein Treatment- Used my favorite weekly protein conditioner, Aubrey GPB conditioner for two minutes. 

Deep Conditioned with Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner for 30 minutes with my Hot Heads cap.  I opted for detangling with my Eternally In Amber wide-tooth comb before rinsing out my hair.

ACV Rinse-- I did my usual acv diluted with water rinse. As always, I massaged it into my hair for about 5 minutes and then rinsed it out.

T-shirt dried my hair for about 15 minutes.  And then put my hair in braids to dry my hair. I didn't let my hair fully dry before brushing it with my Denman Brush and putting it up in my new go-to hairstyle.

At first my hair looked great but then a day or two in, I noticed my hair was clumped together more so at the ends of my hair. Then I noticed that I had more tangles at then ends of my hair than usual. Unfortunately,  I had a pretty busy work week so I couldn't wash my hair and start over again.  I'm trying to figure out if I'm experiencing protein overload. So this week I'm going to switch things up a bit. Wish me luck and cross your fingers that I don't experience too much breakage trying to fix my hair.

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  1. Awww...what a sucky end to a pretty decent wash day! Do you think that the shampoo brush attributed to your tangles/knots? Did you use your usual leave-ins? Also, I noticed that when I wear my hair in one style for a while, then switch styles, my ends don't feel as smooth. For example, when I wear my hair in a wash and go for a few weeks, then switch to wearing an undefined high puff, my ends feel rougher. I'm guessing that it's because one style protects my ends better than the other.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @

    1. Yeah, I was pretty upset and disappointed. I'm really not sure what happened. I ran out of my usual leave-in conditioner and one of my oils, so that might have played a part of as well. I washed my hair yesterday and left out the shampoo brush. And I had my regular stash of products. I also went back to a old style I've done in the past. I'll be posting the details of my wash day soon.

      Thanks for stopping by!