Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wash Day (4): Salon Experience (2)

Hello Loves,

Can I just quickly say Happy New Year? I can’t believe the year is already over, as I can still remember the first day of this year very clearly!! I am looking forward to the New Year and all it has to offer!! I pray that we all accomplish all we set our hearts to do this coming year! May it bring us more joy, happiness and love!!

Anyways, back to the agenda at hand. My last washday of the year involved a nice protein treatment seeing as I decided to ditch the wigs and get kinky twists as a protective style for the rest of the cold winter months. So here’s how the day went.

(1)  Before heading to the salon, I applied the protein mixture so as to save some time and this served as my pre poo. I mixed together some avocado, coconut milk, ORS hair mayonnaise and honey to dilute the protein a bit. I am always scared of having too much protein so I always mix a little bit of moisture with my protein treatments. I divided my hair into four parts and applied the mixture generously.  This mixture made my hair soooooo soft that it shocked me a bit. I feel it had the same effect the ORS curls unleashed product has on my hair, and I tried my best to capture this in pictures. Anyways, after applying to all four sections, I covered my hair as usual, with a plastic bag and a shower cap, and I left this on my hair for about two hours, so by the time I got to the salon, it was time to wash it off.
(2)  The lady proceeded to take off all four hair ties and began to wash. All I did was simply remind her that she should use the pads of her hands. I also decided to use her shampoo because I didn’t have my cleansing shampoo with me. The name of the shampoo is Petals, and I know it doesn’t have good ingredients but I needed something that would cleanse my hair thoroughly and it did. I had her lather once and my hair surprisingly didn’t feel stripped afterwards.
(3)  The next step, she applied my ORS curls unleashed moisturising conditioner to my dripping wet hair and then detangled. My hair was pretty easy to detangle as I had removed most of the shed hair while pre pooing. I covered my hair again with a shower cap and sat under the dryer for 15mins. I think it was a bit too hot as my ends where beginning to get dry. After waiting for an extra 5mins without any heat, she washed it all off and squeezed out excess water.
(4)  Using my kinky coily knot today leave in conditioner, my grape seed oil and my raw Shea butter, she applied the products using the LOC method to each section she was going to thread and then detangled further before threading. I decided to thread instead of braid like before because I needed to stretch my hair out in preparation for my kinky twists.

And that was it, another successful salon experience, quick and straight to the point. I told the lady about me advertising her salon on here and she was all for it. So for those of you in Abuja, Nigeria, you can get a good salon session with the nice lady who listens to all your needs and requirements with no fuss, at Angie’s salon which is located in Jabi. It’s the salon inside Lake View homes estate. If any one decides to go there, please let me know how it goes.

As usual, you can check out more wash day posts here: Wash Day Experience

With the protein mixture in my hair. See that lone coil!!!

So this is my last post for the year, and I am super glad I decided to be more constant/consistent with my blog. It took me a while to get into due to school and my own personal issues in regards to what others may think. But I am happy I over came all that and actually put it out there for people to see. So far, I am grateful for how it has been received by everyone from family, to friends and even strangers, and I am really excited to see what next brings with the blog. I have lots of nice ideas lined up which I hope you guys will enjoy.  So please stick around with me.

Lots of Love,



  1. I'm so excited to see your kinky twists and for what you have planned to share with us in 2015! Happy New Year.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Omogosh why am I just seeing this? Thanks a lot hun! I am putting together a video showing different hair styles withe the kinky twists soon, but they've gotten so rough already! LOL. Happy New Year to you. :)