What a crazy week! I have been moving no stop with projects and my wash day almost did not happen. I’ve been busy with creating a plan for both blogs and my personal life, conference calls, Twitter parties…you name it and I’ve done it this week. Currently, I am 26 weeks post texlax. I was supposed to texlax last week, but my hair is still behaving and there is no point in texlaxing at the moment. I decided to show you how I do a wash n go on texlaxed hair.
I have been a little bad. I cut two small sections at my nape to check my curls. It looks like my curls in the back have loosened to match the top, but I can’t call it for real. I keep playing with the curls and they are so purdy. I am trying to resist the urge to cut my hair.
Anywho, my hair was a little dry this week because I did not moisturize and seal last week. I mean…not at all. My hair was dry as the Sahara…almost cut myself running through my hair. I had to work hard this week to get my moisture levels back up and make Cherelle happy with me again.
Wash Day | Wash N Go Process:
Pre-poo – Mixed Cholesterol conditioner, extra virgin olive oil, and one tablespoon of raw honey before steaming for 30 minutes.
Shampoo – I am prepping for a wash n go for a video, and I pulled one of my favorite shampoos for curly hair out of my stash. I have two brands that I used while I was natural and this one is hard to find. It’s Back to Basics Jasmine Curl Refreshing Shampoo.
Conditioner – I used the coordinating conditioner, Back to Basics Jasmine Curl Refreshing Conditioner.
Leave –ins – Wet n Wavy Gel Activator
Styling Products – L.A. Looks Wet Look Gel
The products used are almost the same as my natural days. I had to search eBay to find the shampoo and conditioner set a few years back. My local BSS had to special order the Wet n Wavy Gel for me, so I bought the entire case. I think I am down to three containers now. Don’t judge me!
OK, I added this pic because Jen and Jay are always messing with me about my facial expressions. I saw this pic in the bunch and couldn’t resist. LOL!
Wash N Go Styling Notes:
I normally put my hair up into four clips to lock the curl in and after an hour or so, I take my hair down to air dry. In total, it takes my hair 1 to 2 hours to dry. I have low porosity hair and it does not take long for it to dry.
Maintaining My Wash N Go:
When I wash n go on a regular, I do not attempt to maintain the style during the week. I simply co-wash the next day and redo the process. Call me crazy but I have been known to go out during winter with wet hair. No, I don’t get sick. LOL! Now, if I do decide to maintain the style and not co-wash the next day, I put my hair up in a pineapple and cover it with a bonnet that ties at the top.
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I love how my hair turned out and I think it is a good compromise to cutting and going natural. My wash day experience gave me something to think about. I might have to revisit my regimen from years ago when I was texlaxed and doing wash n gos daily. I will keep you all posted on what I decide.
What products do you use for your wash n gos?