Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wash Day | Did I just find my new Wash Day Routine?

After my trip to Be Kekoa, I'm on a mission to keep my battle with single strand knots to a minimum.  Like Nappy Fu always say, "to have healthy hair, you have to do healthy things" and that is what I intend to do.

By now I'm sure you all know how much I love BlakIzBeautyful's channel. Well, she recently launched a channel for her daughter Elle, which I follow as well. Earlier this week I stumbled on her detangling routine for Elle. From what I can tell, Elle and I have the same curl pattern. This detangling/wash day routine seemed easy and let's face it, who doesn't want an easy wash day?  So I grabbed my tools: spray bottle (filled mostly with tap water and some aloe vera juice), 5 butterfly clips, EVCO and The Chocolate Antidote.

Here's my hair before the pre-poo session right after I took out my old twists.


Pre-poo/ Detangle Session: In the video, Jenell uses Creme of Nature Coconut Detangling Conditioner but I used The Antidote instead. I actually wanted to try out the Detangling Conditioner but of course I couldn't find it anywhere.  I basically followed the same steps from the video.

Step 1: Using my spray bottle filled with tap water and aloe vera juice, I wet my hair so it was almost soaking wet.
Step 2: I parted my hair into four sections and put them into butterfly clips.
Step 3: I decided to start with one of the back sections first. I sprayed more of the spray bottle into the section and then added coconut oil starting at my ends first.
Step 4: Detangle with my fingers first, getting any shed hairs out of the way.
Step 5: Add The Chocolate Antidote to the section
Step 6: Using my Eternally in Amber wide tooth comb, I started at the ends and worked my way up gently.
Step 7: Once that section was complete, I put that section into two strand twists.

**I repeated these steps until my whole head was detangled and in two strand twists. And let me just say, this was by far the EASIEST detangling session ever!!! The comb was going through my hair effortlessly. Why didn't I do it this way before? I'm sure my curly cut contributed to the ease of my detangling session too.

Co-washed with Eden BodyWorks All Natural Coconut Shea CoWash-  With my hair still in twists, I applied this co-wash to my strands. I gently massaged my scalp as well with the pads of my fingers.  Then I rinsed out the co-wash with lukewarm/cool water.

Deep Conditioned with Tangles & Beyond's Deep Moisture Conditioner. I applied the conditioner to my twists, applied a towel to my hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes.  I originally planned on finally using my Q-Redew but I forgot to buy distilled water, so I'll try it out next week.

I skipped out on doing a protein treatment again this week.  My hair didn't feel like it needed it. I might decide to do it next week, we'll see.

T-shirt dried my hair for about 10 minutes. With my hair being in twists, my hair didn't feel like it was soaking wet.

Styled my hair- The washing my hair in twists is that my hair is already styled! There were a few twists that were a little worse for wear from the wash day process. I simply re-twisted them and applied Jia's DreamCreme Leave-In Conditioner and Be Kekoa Tamanu Oil to seal in the moisture.

Hands down this was my favorite wash day.  From the pre-poo/detangling session to finishing my wash day in twists,  it was an easy wash day. Since I'm about keeping it simple, this will be my new wash day routine! 

        How was your wash day? What do you do to detangle your hair?

1 comment:

  1. Nice detailed post. For my past few wash days, detangling has been a breeze, even though i mostly finger detangle and rarely use combs. I attribute this to living in twists and dry detangling with a spritz of water on each tiny section of hair and coconut oil. If I wet my hair in any way prior to detangling it, then I'd best be ready to sleep there.