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Wash Day Chronicles WEEK 31 | Twist Out

This is a recap of week 31 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.

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Products Used:

Pre-Poo: Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil

Cleanser: As I Am Coconut Co-wash

Protein Treatment/Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

Rinse Out Conditioner: Shea Moisture Zanzibar Marine Complex Conditioner

Leave In Conditioner: Kinky Curly Knot Today

Sealant and/or Styler: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie + Curling Soufflé, Jamaican Black Castor Oil (not pictured)

Tools: Fingers :-), Plastic Cap, Conair hard dome hair dryer

twist out in a ponytail with bang

Wash Day Procedure

  1. Worked coconut oil throughout hair and bunned over night.
  2. Separated hair into 2 sections an Co-washed each section.
  3. Rinsed and applied deep conditioner.
  4. Sat under dryer for 15 minutes with plastic cap on.
  5. Hopped back in the shower and applied conditioner.
  6. Finger detangled hair and applied more conditioner.
  7.  Rinsed and then applied leave in throughout hair.
  8. Sectioned out bang and clipped aside.
  9. Twisted rest of hair in medium sections using the Smoothie followed by the Soufflé.
  10. Put twists in a ponytail.
  11. Released bang section of hair, applied products and twisted hair into smaller sized twists.
  12. Smoothed edges with get and tied hair down in a scarf.
  13. In the morning, released the front twists and pinned in a swoop
  14. Put remaining twists into a side ponytail with a banana clip.

Focus & Thoughts

My micro focus this wash day was to impart lots of moisture and set my fine natural hair for a short term protective style. I realize that I need to cut back on the wash and go’s. In my last post on Dealing with Incomplete Split Ends, I mentioned how I needed to start stretching my hair more and going back to protective styling.

If I’m ever going to get to waist length hair, I need to do as little as possible. As a matter of fact, starting now I’m going to be wearing my hair in twists or braids for 3-4 days a week and then releasing them for a twist/braid out which I will NOT separate but will put up into either a bun or banana clip.

Now, a quick word on my deep conditioning session. I realized why I stopped purchasing Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque. My hair was not nearly as soft as it is when I use their other deep conditioners. It was also a bit difficult to finger detangle. I had to use loads of the Zanzibar Marine Complex to get the job done.  That is why…

I’m giving today’s wash day a 4/5. My twist out was wonderful, my hair was well moisturized and shiny but I had to do far too much manipulating to detangle thanks to the Deep Treatment Masque. I’m sorry I purchased it. I wasn’t up to making my own DC and when I went to the store to buy one, this was all they had. Now, I’m stuck with it.

twist out on fine natural hair


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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