Friday, August 17

Wash-day in photos: 15 Weeks Post

To pre 'poo, I spritzed my hair with a mixture of AVJ, water, and veggie glycerin. I then "sealed" the moisture using a generous amount of hemp seed oil. I left this on my hair (under a plastic cap) for about the time it takes to fix a quick supper and clean the bath tub (an hour? an hour and a half?) [read about the benefits of pre 'pooing here!]


De-tangling is one of the most important steps in my wash-day routine, though I've neglected to do it in the past (and have surely paid for it later...) My favorite technique is combining an oil (already on my hair from my pre 'poo) with a cheapie conditioner with lots of slip. With a combo like this, under running water, the tangles just melt away!
After thoroughly detangling my hair, it's time the cleanse! I typically shampoo my hair twice, once with a clarifying shampoo and once with an anti-dandruff shampoo... both times I concentrate the product on my SCALP and allow the "run off" from the shampoo to cleanse my actual strands.
My deep conditioning process relies heavily on what happened with my pre 'poo.... a more intensive pre 'poo gives me room to "slack" on my DC. For example, if I steam with my pre 'poo, I will just leave my DC on in the steam of the shower for 15 minutes. But if I just do a 10 minute H.O.T. then I'll do a lengthier DC. (Click the link to read about the benefits of hot oil treatments!)

After all that pampering, it's time to style! This part of the regime obviously varies! =) Today I did a braid-n-curl on after lightly blowing out my roots for manageability. 



What is your wash day regimen? Is it similar or drastically different?

Shika
Questions? Additional comments? Email me at shika@hairiamworld.com

17 comments:

  1. Yours is really meticulous. anyway, do you flirt with transitioning? how do you resist?

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    1. Lol YES! Every stretch. But then there ALWAYS comes the point where I am just ready to relax.

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  2. Your braid and curl looks great and super soft! I also like that you added pictures with your wash day steps :)

    My wash day steps are about the same, esp when stretching. When my hair is freshly relaxed I slack a little lol, especially on the thorough detangling before washing (laziness).

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    1. Thank you! And yes, it's soo easy to slack with a fresh 'laxer! But desp in a stretch that NG is UNFORGIVING!!

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  3. I agree with Jenna. The braid and curl looks so cute! My wash days are pretty similar as far as how many products I use. I don't detangle before washing very often because I find that its easier to detangle after deep conditioning. If i detangle before deep condtioning its usually with my fingers.

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    1. I can see how it would be easier after DCing. I'm just so scared of matting... I've seen skme real horror stories....

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  4. Cute! I never realized you don't use a no-SLS poo. Awesome post, I love the pics along the way. Reading is fundamental but pictures make everything fun! lol

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    1. No, girl. I guess I'm old school in that way. There are so many hidden 'cones in the products that I use and I don't want to risk buildup. If I want a "mild" cleansing then I just cowash (not VERY often though)

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  5. Love this post! The pictured steps are very helpful!

    After reading about your wash day, I've never thought about detangling before cleansing. After my pre-poo session, I just dive right into the cleansing. I, like Tathiana also mentioned, detangle after DCing. But I think I'll try it this way to see if my results will be different, especially during this rough stretching period.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Well be sure to blog about it if you do! I guess my trend of thought is that by agitating the hair to shampoo/cowash/cleanse the scalp would make a tangled head worse.

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  6. Your BNC looks beautimous!
    I'm a little jealous!

    oneand20.blogspot.com

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  7. My regimen is almost exactly the same minus the extra detangling step pre wash. I wash my hair in the sink and it's normally pretty much detangled with my finger while rinsing out shampoo and/or dc. Hair style looks gorgeous as usual.

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  8. Thank you for this.. I realized adding an oil to my pre-poo was the missing step.. I was only using AVJ and Glycerin and even though it softened my hair instantly, it would get dry as soon as it was exposed to the air when I began detangling... so adding some oils to seal it in before detangling - GENIUS.. I too used Hemp Seed Oil and that made a HUGE difference today when I detangled pre-wash. Love your blog too.. HHJ :)

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    1. Oils are the BEST detanglers, in my opinion!! Glad that the post helped you! =)

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  9. I recently discovered your blog after (I think) a link from JustGrowAlready. I have to say I'm glad to have another well-done hair blog that I get to troll through, lol.

    As for the detangling BEFORE cleansing, one word= genius! I recently went to a Dominican salon for a once-monthly blowout after having been dealing with dry monthslong NG and knots upon knots. I alerted the shampoo girl, but neither of us taught to detangle prior to shampooing. I ended up with my hair more knotted than before. I don't think I could have gotten them out alone. The stylist (who was upset we didn't know better) patiently untangled all the knots but the whole thing reminded me how tender-headed I was as a child when I used to get my hair braided.

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