Hair Regimen

WashDay Chronicles WEEK 28 | Wash ‘n Go

This is a recap of week 28 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.

fine natural hair wash day

 

Products Used:

Pre-Poo: Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil + TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

Cleanser: African Black Soap scented with Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Protein Treatment/Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Manuka and Mafura Oil Deep Conditioner

Rinse Out Conditioner: None

Leave In Conditioner: Aloe Vera Juice + Camille Rose Naturals Style Setter

Sealant and/or Styler: Camille Rose Naturals CurlMaker

Tools: Fingers :-), Plastic cap, Hot Head,

fine natural hair wash day

Wash Day Procedure

  1. Worked coconut oil followed by conditioner throughout hair in 4 sections.
  2. Combined front 2 sections into a ponytail and back 2 sections into a large bantu knot.
  3. Ran errands for a few hours, returned home and hopped in the shower to shampoo.
  4. Released back of hair and ran water down hair, shampooing scalp.
  5. Repeated the same shampoo process in the front.
  6. Applied deep conditioner throughout hair and put on a plastic cap.
  7. Put on heated Hot Head for 10 minutes.
  8. Rinsed hair over the tub while lightly finger detangling the deep conditioner out of hair.
  9. Spritzed hair all over with Aloe Vera juice.
  10. Sectioned front from back.
  11. Starting at the back at the nape, applied Style Setter followed by CurlMaker throughout.
  12. Repeat the application of the 2 products from back to front until complete.
  13. Kept the middle part that automatically “appears.”
  14. Allowed hair to air dry.

Focus & Thoughts

My micro focus this wash day was to set curls while sealing the moisture. In an effort to reduce manipulation, I joined a one month wash and go challenge. The basic premise is to wash the hair and set it in a wash and go once per week. You can style your curls, you just can’t re-wash them until the following week.

This week’s wash was pretty uneventful. However, I also started co-washing once during the week. I don’t report on that but I will share more in a post this coming Friday on why I’m doing it, along with what else I’m doing apart from my regular wash day.

I’m giving today’s wash day a 4/5. My hair is clean, conditioned and manageable. It’s just nothing special today. I did rush it a bit and honestly I’m over the wash and go but since I’m on a one month challenge, it will have to do. I guess I’m just bored.

wash and go on fine hair

 

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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