Premature wash day! Yay! (Sarcasm)
So I had to do a wash day out of line with my normal routine because I did a mud run earlier in the day. I’m pretty sure that is explanation enough. Not to get off track too much, it was sooo much fun, but I’ll save that for another post.
So on wash days I try to always do a deep condition of sorts. Some days I feel like sitting under the dryer; other days I don’t want or have the time to be confined to one place. Today was one of those days that I needed to be free to roam.
So I started with a clarifying shampoo to get out any built up product and, you know, mud residue. I did a fairly good job keeping it out of my hair for the most part, but I wasn’t 100% successful in that regard.
After cleaning my hair of the residue and product, I applied my conditioner and combed my hair out in the shower with a wide tooth comb. Before I get out of the shower I rinse out the majority, not all, of the conditioner that I used to condition while I was combing it out.
It’s best to use a t-shirt or microfiber towel specifically for your curls to avoid excessive drying.
After drying my hair, I apply a leave-in conditioner. These are the two that I’m currently using. I absolutely love the Creme of Nature Argan Oil leave-in. I’ve just started using the Carol’s Daughter leave-in, which I bought because I have the Carol’s Daughter shampoo, which I love. Today I used Carol’s daughter.
I used Argan Oil of Morocco for deep conditioning. Because I didn’t have the time to sit underneath the dryer for the next however long, I decided to cover my hair with a plastic cap and then I wrapped it all up with a towel. That still allows for the product to thoroughly penetrate the shafts of the hair without the time spent in one place dealing with it.
After several hours of miscellaneous things I had to get done, I rinsed out the deep conditioner, and I proceeded with styling.
I, again, applied Carol’s Daughter leave-in.
Because I like my hair to be kind of fluffy with just a bit of definition, I knew I wouldn’t need any Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel, which is what I use when I want more definition. I mix together the following ingredients to apply to my hair that’s great for moisture and sealing all in one.
I mix this up and I apply it to my hair in sections to ensure even coverage. After I apply the product, I put my hair in two braids.
I don’t like for my edges to misbehave, so I apply Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control (I LLLLLLLOVEEE this stuff), and I wrap a silk scarf around my edges to hold it in place while I style. Then I just go to sleep.
When I took out the braids, I used a bit of this As I Am CoCoShea Whip to reduce frizz. I usually just use coconut oil to do it, but it says it’s good for untwisting and unbraiding on the container so I thought I’d give it a shot. I’ll have to use it a couple more times to be able to say anything more than it was fine.
Here is what it looks like when I first take it out of the braids. This just is not big enough for me.
Notice how it just makes me look angry. (Don’t judge me.)
Here is the final look after I’ve fluffed my hair up by holding my hair upside down and shaking it a bit.
Have a great day naturalistas!!!