My dedication to my healthy hair journey is commendable…if I do say so myself! Yes, my title is correct. It was two days, wash day 2-29 to 2-30. This means, I started on Wed and finished on Thurs. That seems to be how it works for me now that my hair is longer. I definitely need to find a better way to shorten my hair wash day experience.
Here are my wash day steps:
I used an oil mix of red palm, sunflower, safflower, hemp, homemade amla, and brahmi oil. Next, I sat under the dryer for a little over 45 mins, by accident. I was trying to do a HOT. I only meant to be under for 15, but I was reading for my test tomorrow and lost track of time. I let the plastic caps (two to cover all of my hair) stay on for a few hours because I had a few things to do.
I used a Shikakai shampoo bar. It’s sulfate-free, of course, and gentle. It doesn’t strip my hair but does a great job with cleansing.
I conditioned with an Ayurvedic gloss. This was my first time trying a gloss. I thought it might be easier to rinse out. (Side Note (S/N): a gloss is mixing Ayurvedic powder(s) with conditioner) I mixed a re-moisturizer I found at Sally’s with my powders (rose, brahmi, amla, lemon, orange, tusli, and fenugreek). I had to make two batches because I was a little heavy-handed with my application using the first batch. I covered my hair with the same two plastic caps I used for the pre-poo and let it sit while I worked on my paper.
|The powders I used for my gloss|
I rinsed my hair out until it ran clear. S/N: I use a handheld showerhead with adjustable settings that make rinsing so much easier. It is also a filtered shower head ( link the one here) to help prevent mineral build-up and it helps with my eczema.
2nd– Deep Condition
I DC’d with Kerapro Intensive Treatment for dry hair. (Review coming soon. This was my first time using the product and I didn’t mix it with anything to give it an honest try.) I left it on for an hour.
I’m wearing a quick bun to class tonight because I won’t have time to braid my hair to put it under my wig.
Tonight I’m going to oil my scalp with my sulfur mix and baggy.
Do you have any hair plans? What are your wash day steps? How long does it take you from start to finish on your wash day?