Wednesday 29th May 2013The last time I washed my hair was two weeks ago and sad to say it has been even longer since I did a wash day post. This is the longest
I have gone between wash days since starting my hair journey. I am nine weeks post and my new growth has been doing its own thing since four weeks post, however, besides not washing weekly on the dot like I used to I did not neglect my hair. This is what I did this wash day.
· To start, I applied my oil mix (coconut oil, olive oil and tea tree oil) to my scalp, detangled my hair then applied Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner to my ends for forty five minutes.
· Since I did not wash my hair in two weeks I had some extra cleaning to do. My shampoo of choice was Paul Mitchell super skinny shampoo, I bought this shampoo hoping it would not make my scalp as dry and itchy as other shampoos with sulphates, the sulphate in this shampoo is Sodium Myreth Sulfate.
· I did a protein treatment using Redken Extreme Deep Fuel for fifteen minutes with no heat, my hair felt soft and moisturized yet strong after rinsing this out, it did not feel like I used a protein treatment at all.
· To deep condition my hair I used KeraPro Restorative Treatment and sat under my steamer for twenty minutes. I knew this conditioner has protein in it so I had two minds about using it since I just did a protein treatment. After rinsing the conditioner out, my hair did not feel as soft as it did after using the protein treatment. My hair was not stiff, it just not feel like it usually does when I use this conditioner and I knew it was because I used all that protein. I would not be using those two products together again, don’t wanna push my luck lol
· I did my final rinse by applying Roux Porosity Control and Corrector to my hair for two minutes then rinse with cool water.
· I squeezed the excess water from my hair with a towel then wrapped my hair in a t-shirt for about thirty minutes.
· After applying my leave-in, Camille Rose Moisture Milk, I detangled my hair, tied down my roots with a scarf and air dried while watching the Disney Channel with my lova.
· I dosed off for a little bit and when I got up my roots and ends were dry but the length of my hair was still damp o_O so I applied some Darcy’s Botanicals Transitioning Cream to my hair and sealed using some KeraPro Elixir. It was very late, as usual smh, so I put my hair in a bun and went to bed.
After my last wash day I put my hair in some cornrows/canerows and wore a wig. My hair stayed that way up until last Friday when I took out the canerows with the intent of washing my hair. Well that never happened but I ended up with a really cute braid out which I had planned on putting in a messy pony tail for class the next day J. I put my hair in some bantu knots to help save my braid out, something that won’t be happening again anytime soon, bantu knots are uncomfortable to sleep in. I was running late the next morning so I only took out the bantu knots in the car on the way to class and of course I forgot my hair elastics so my hair had to stay out lol, I felt soooo weird and uncomfortable the whole time I was in class, I kept thinking of my hair rubbing, pulling and hooking on everything! I don’t know how you ladies do it; as soon as class was over I went to a store and bought some goody hair bands. Once my hair was in a pony it felt like all was well with the world! There was no more pain and suffering, everyone was just living the high life! lol I never liked leaving my own hair out even before my hair journey, that’s another reason I fell in love with wigs, I hope I can stop being so paranoid about my hair because I want to enjoy my hair as it gets longer. Every night, up until this wash day, I kept plaiting or twisting my hair to help keep my braid out looking fresh, I do not get why this style is considered low manipulation, maybe one of you can let me know.
What is the longest you have gone between wash days since being on your hair journey?