This past weekend I went out of town for a mini-staycation. Prior to going, I knew I had to wash my hair because it was feeling dry and had a lot of product build up.
Running short on time, I decided to short cut my routine by omitting my deep conditioning session (I know. Shame on me).
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Yet, while I didn’t deep condition, I used one of the best products I know (it will always be a staple…unless it’s discontinued or the ingredients are changed) in a dual fashion:
That product is Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Natural Cleansing CoWash.
Sticking with coconut based products, I used Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water leave in conditioner after rinsing out all of the co-wash.
The Break Down
– 5 MINUTES: Applie Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea CoWash to dry, dirty, untangled hair and massage through hair while doing a little light finger detangling (I’m ambitious).
– 20 MINUTES: Hopped in the shower and split hair into two right down the middle (no multiple sections…no time for that). Simultaneously washed scalp while finger detangling and using a seamless wide tooth comb (finger detangling alone would have taken longer); one side of my head and then the other
– 2 MINUTES: Rinsed all those yummy suds out of my hair
– 5 MINUTES: Applied leave in through hair, in a smoothing motion followed by Thirsty Roots Apricot Castor Oil
– 5 MINUTES: Using fingers to reinforce the middle part and worked Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly through out hair in a smoothing and raking motion
Total Wash and Go Routine Time: 37 minutes
Why I Chose the Products I Used
Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea All Natural Cleansing CoWash is rich in coconut oil and shea butter. It has amazing slip so it allowed me to detangle while washing my hair at the same time…with ease.
Anything with coconut oil and shea butter in it tends to be very conditioning to my hair. Since I was skipping the deep conditioner and my normal pre-poo, it was important for me to use a product that cleansed and conditioned my hair.
With respect to my leave in conditioner, I actually have Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea leave in but I’ve found that it doesn’t have as much slip as Camille Rose leave in and for this wash and go to be speedy, being able to work product through my hair had to be fast as well.
Using the Curls gel was actually a fluke. I totally forgot that this gel defined my curls so well. The one thing that kept me away from it is I don’t like how it feels on my fingers. I only had a little bit left and just figured I’d use it up to make more room for all my other new products! (oh there’s a baby PJ that lives within) I will likely not repurchase the Curls jelly though since I have so many other hair gels that I love.
So the net net of setting up a speedy wash and go routine is to:
– use products with lots of slip
– use products that are multifunctional (pre-poo/cleanse/condition)
– use a technique that will rapidly detangle and re-define your curls
That’s all folks.
A Prayer for Our Hair:
Father in the Name of Jesus. Thank you for healthy curls and coils that are strong and balanced. Helps us to maintain that balance between moisture and protein. Amen.