So this time around, I went back to my "normal" routine. And it goes like this (in Adam Levines voice):
 Naptural85's 25 mins co wash technic has become my staple pre poo routine. It works wonderfully for me, so for now, "if it isn't broke...'. I divided my hair into four parts as per usual and applied a generous amount of coconut oil to my dry hair. Unlike last week, I used a cheap conditioner instead, that still has lots of slip, my herbal essences "bee strong". Its not a amazing as ORS curls unleashed obviously, but it does well as a pre poo.
I covered my hair with a plastic bag, a shower cap, a beanie and a scarf! Yep, I wanted all the heat. Didn't work out this time around and its cold around here hence.. In the end, I was left with super soft hair.
 after the one hour long pre poo session, I stepped into the shower and finger detangled under the running water while washing off the conditioner. I then followed up with my creme of nature argan oil moisture & shine shampoo.
With the shampoo in my hair, I then detangled further using a wide tooth comb under the running water. Once I was done with all four sections, I poured cold water to help close my hair cuticle.
 Once I was done, I used my cotton shirt to soak up excess water and let my hair air dry a bit. While it was drying, I decided to set up my hair steamer and get my conditioner mix ready. I decided to add some Jamaican black castor oil to my ORS curls unleashed conditioner and I think I added too much. Anyways, I mixed it all up and once I felt my hair was dry enough, but not too dry, I applied the mix to my hair and sat under the steamer for 20 mins. Once I was done, my hair felt very moisturised and soft so I tried to retain the heat for a little while longer by covering my hair up again with a plastic bag and shower cap for about 10 mins. After that, I went back under the shower and rinsed each section while trying to detangle further.
At this point, my hair felt a bit weird, it wasn't as soft as I expected it to be. It did detangle easily, but I guess thats because it was already mostly detangled? Anyways, overall, my hair still felt moisturised and I think the reason it wasn't very soft was because I put too much oil in the mix?
 after the wash, I proceeded to lightly damp each section as per usual with a cotton shirt and apply my leave in conditioner (kinky curly knot today) to my wet hair. I followed that up with my grape seed oil so as to seal in the moisture from both the leave in and water.
 Lastly, I decided to flat twist my hair rather than braid because it isn't as gripping as a cornrow and for some reason, the middle of my scalp is a bit sore to the touch. (For the record, I am the worst flat twister. But hey, my hair is some how laying flat on my head in different sections and that works for me.
To complete my LOC method, I applied my jane carter solution all natural nourish and shine product to each section before flat twisting.
And that was it guys, my wash experience this week. I still want to do a tea/coffee rinse for shedding and its over all benefits, but I cant decide which to do. Tips anyone? Which do you prefer and why? Also, how was your wash day? PS: you can check out more healthy hair wash day posts at Wash Day Experience
I have added a few pictures below again because I love taking pictures. heheh. Please enjoy.
|Freshly washed, no products.|
|Left - Freshly washed hair, no product. Right - Just steamed hair, with conditioner.|
I have finally got a handle of this and I am here to stay, so please keep reading, commenting, and sharing. :)