Yes, I know it has been two weeks since I washed my hair. I’m loving the straight hair just a little too much and my scalp even cooperated. Now, that was a miracle. Normally, my scalp acts a fool after one week of not being washed. I did manage to get a few videos recorded while my hair was straight and I managed to squeeze in a length check before my roots snapped back. Oh yes, the roots cut up on me. I walked three times in the last week and I felt my roots shrinking after each walk.
Can I mention that I have no idea how I ended up being 20 weeks post? This was not my intention but I am glad I know how to stretch without my hair breaking at the line of demarcations. A big help to me is washing in braids. I have no idea when I am going to texlax. I know for sure I am coloring next week.
Side-note: I am dying to be able to run again. If you haven’t noticed in my latest videos, I gained weight from not being able to work out all summer. *tears* I am so ready to get back to work and lose weight. I can’t wait to be back at my regular size. I’ve been fat far too long.
Anywho, let’s get back to my hair. I ended up washing because it was far too long since my last shampoo and I could smell my scalp. That is not cute or sexy. Your boo goes to hug you and you are praying he can’t smell your scalp. No Bueno! What? I know I’m not the only one!
Moving along…you know I joined the no heat challenge with Jen from Just Grow Already and Jay from Relaxed Thairapy. So, I have a month of no heat drying and styling methods planned. Today, I will share my most used method to air dry hair while stretching but let’s talk about my wash day first.
Pre-poo: Oddly, I detangled before my pre-poo without any product in my hair. Umm…I saw a few broken hairs but nothing that made me want to curse. My pre-poo was Aubrey Organic Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner mixed with EVOO and grapeseed oil. I meant to add honey but totally forgot. Ugh! No wine was involved…
Steam: After I applied my pre-poo, I sat under the steamer until the water ran out. Sorry, I can’t tell you the exact time. I was busy working on my blog schedule while I was under. So, time was not a factor for me. I said I would just stay under until the low water alarm went off. Goodness, my hair and scalp love a good steaming!!!
Shampoo: I shampooed with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Shampoo. That was an all-out brawl trying to use that stuff. I have had it for a while along with other shampoos but that stuff tried to solidify on me. I had to add water and use more than normal to get it to work. I still have to do a review. Oh, this incident will be in my review. Humph!
Condition: In my September Birchbox post, I stated I would use the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioner Mask for this wash day. It wasn’t enough for me to review, but I will share my first impression in a separate post. I used the entire 1oz jar, straight up with no additives. I left it on for 10 mins and rinsed it with warm water. The directions said 3-5mins but I was cooking and lost a few mins in there. Just keeping it real…
Leave-ins: Okay, I did something a little different this time. I went to look for my Aphogee Pro-Vitamin spray but I could not find it and I was feeling a little too lazy to really dig for it. Hell, it’s here somewhere. So, I decided to experiment. I put Giovanni Direct Leave-In on my roots and length and I put Crece Pelo Leave-In on the last 2” of my ends. OMG! I love it. I might have to keep this one up. I oiled my hair from the roots to the ends with Myra Aso’s Marula Coconut Hair and Scalp Oil. Okay, that oil has been in rotation a lot lately. I need to give you all a full review. So, it looks like from the one post I owe you two reviews and one first impression. Got it!
Now, this far along in stretching the best method, I’ve found to air dry hair is the banding method. I needed to stretch my roots because I want to braid my hair down to wear a wig or two this week. I will bring you the results/finished product on Friday. I think banding is one of the best ways for me to air dry and stretch my hair. If I air dry with all of my hair out it tends to tangle. We won’t mention the fact that I end up looking like Mufasa’s little cousin. Oh, Girl, it’s not cute at all. It gets to a certain point that I will start looking like Cousin It. I have way too much hair for one person.
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How was your wash day? Did you try anything new?