This is week 11 of 52 wash days chronicling what I’ll be doing to gain length on my fine natural hair. My length goal is waist length within the next 2 1/2 years. Subscribe to this blog to be notified when future posts are published.
Pre-Poo: Coconut Oil + Luv Naturals Don’t Be So Clingy
Cleanser: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Protein Conditioner: Good Foods Greek Yogurt Guacamole (the yogurt in it)
Deep Conditioner: Good Foods Greek Yogurt Guacamole (the guac in it)
Rinse Out Conditioner: TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Leave In Conditioner: Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner
Sealant and/or Styler: Beautiful Textures Curl Definer Styling Custard
Tools: Fingers :-), Silver Conditioning Cap, Hot Head, Plastic Bowl, Spatula, Claw clip, Ninja Food Processor
Wash Day Procedure
- Pre-poo’d by smoothing coconut oil to hair followed by Luv Naturals Don’t Be So Clingy.
- Put hair in 4 big twists and put the 4 twists into a loose bantu knot.
- Took the twists down, braided hair in two and went to bed.
- Cowshed hair in 2 braids
- Released the braids and rinsed hair with warm water
- Applied the greek yogurt/guacamole to hair in 2 sections.
- Allowed “deep conditioner” to sit on my hair under the silver conditioning cap/Hot Head (heated for 30 secs on one side/60 on the other) for 15 minutes and rinsed with warm water.
- Applied more TRESemme Naturals to my hair and smoothed down the hair strand.
- Rinsed with cool water and clipped hair up on top of head, leaving a small amount out at the nape.
- Applied leave in conditioner followed by the Beautiful Textures Curl Definer section by section, working from the back to the front.
- Allowed hair to air dry for an easy breezy wash and go.
Focus & Thoughts
Today’s micro focus was to impart super moisture to my hair. In last week’s wash day chronicle, I said I’d be keeping my hair in the loose two stand twists for 2 weeks and that I was planning to only wash my scalp with an ACV rinse.
I don’t know who I thought I was fooling! I can never go more than a week without washing my hair. Once it starts looking frizzing or dry, I MUST wash it. I’ve never been able to keep a protective style in for a long time so I don’t know why I thought I’d start now. On another note, I had one week of low manipulative hairstyles. I wore my loose twists in buns or ponytails. I think I only wore it out once.
Anywho, wash day was super easy! My pre-poo regimen makes manipulating my hair so much easier when washing it. I had planned to wash the same day as pre-pooing but I started watching a movie with my daughter and got sleepy.
I woke up at 8am to wash my hair since I had to go out in the afternoon. Since I have what appears to be a little cold (I initially thought it was allergies), I wanted my hair to be dry or nearly dry when I went out.
Applying the Beautiful Textures Curl Defining Custard is a win-win for fast drying and a defined wash and go. My hair REALLY loves this stuff. It gives me a nice wash and go with more elongation than my beloved Curl Enhancing Smoothie (not that I’ll be retiring that any time soon).
Last off, why did I use this greek yogurt guacamole on my hair? Well for one, I purchased it a while back and while I thought it was good initially, I developed a distaste for it. It also expired a couple days ago. I figure that it’s still good enough to use on my hair though. It has no odor. There was little pieces of veggies in it so I decided to mix it with a little water and mix it down further using my Ninja food processor. This made for easier application.
Finally, the greek yogurt and guacamole are great together to impart strength and moisture to the hair. Not only did my hair feel fortified after rinsing, it was also nicely moisturized.
I give today’s wash day another 5/5. I’m so happy that the weather has warmed some. The warmer it gets, the more I will do wash and go’s. It’s just such an easy low manipulative way to care for fine natural hair. I get very few tangles because I apply a natural oil to my hair at night (especially around the nape).