Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wash Day | Time To Shampoo

I vowed to post before today but my work schedule is still crazy. On a different show starting early and ending late = a tired Jackie with no time for blogging. But I finally had time to wash my hair on Wednesday, on my day off, two weeks after my last wash day! That is the longest I've gone without washing my hair since I became natural.

 I rocked a braid and tuck for about a week and then went back to my semi mini twists, which I love. Not only does it give me a break from my hair but it gives me the best twist out definition ever.

Pre-pooed with my Aloe Vera Juice mix and The Chocolate Antidote by Tangles and Beyond under my Hot Heads Cap for about 35 minutes. My hair is always soft and moisturized after I wash it out.

Shampooed: For Wednesday's wash day I started using my Mielle Organics Co-Wash and then remembered I wanted to shampoo my hair. I honestly can't remember the last time I washed my hair shampoo, which probably means it's long overdue. I grabbed Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo and got to work cleansing my hair. A little dab of this in your hand goes a long way and gives you some serious lather.

It's been awhile since I used Carol's Daughter products but I swear my hair isn't a fan. Maybe it's always been that way and I'm just noticing. Either way, this will be the last time I use this shampoo. My hair felt the way it did after I used the Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner a couple of weeks ago.  I will probably try Mielle Organic's Shampoo since I already love their products.

Protein Treatment- I finally found my favorite protein conditioner!!! I've been searching for this product for a few weeks and after calling around, I found it at a Vitamin Shoppe affiliated store about 25 minutes away. I was so excited that I bought the last two on the shelves without reading the labels.

Once I got in the car I noticed the labels were slightly different. I did a quick scan and the ingredients seemed to be about the same. I'm not sure what changed in the formula but I decided to keep both bottles. 

For this wash day I went with the Nutrient Blast formula, focusing on the ends of my hair and left it on for about two minutes. I washed it out and my hair didn't feel any different. I'm going to do some more research on the labels to see if I can find out more.

Deep Conditioned with Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner .  I can't express how much I love this deep conditioner. My strands feel amazing after using this product. I added heat (using my hot heads cap) for about 30 minutes. Then I used my fingers to detangle my hair before rinsing out the conditioner.

ACV Rinse-- I massaged my ACV/water mixture into my hair for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it out using cool water.

T-shirt dried my hair for about 15 minutes and then braided my hair in big chunky twists.

After a fun session at the bouldering gym + dinner with the hubby (about two hours later), my hair was almost dry. I applied my spritz mix,  Mint Almond , Jia's Carribean DreamCreme and  the Kera Care Twist and Define Cream. I opted for my semi mini twists again, which took about 2-2 1/2 hours to do. 

How I'm currently rocking my mini twists
The plan is to keep the twists in for two weeks but I plan to co-wash in between. Oh and I also need to get another trim sometime in the near future.

             How was your wash day? Share your #washday experience in the linkup.

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