Sunday, 22 April 2012

Wash Day Diary: 21.04.12

"Wash day pre crochet braid install.  I've been bunning all week after cowashing on 16.04.12."

This is the process I followed:

1.  This wash day actually started out on Friday 20th April.  When I got home I took down my bun and my hair looked like a birds nest.  It wasn't really as tangled as it looked and only took about 20mins to detangle in 8 sections.

2.  Once the detangling was complete I applied my ORS Replenishing Conditioner and Roux Porosity Control to my hair.  I didn't make up a batch, I just mixed the amount of conditioner I required for each secion on the palm of my hand.  I then covered my hair with a plastic bag and towel and set about making and eating dinner, which took an hour.

I had intended to rinse out the conditioner on Friday night and complete my wash day routine, but as the time passed I couldn't be bothered to spend hours on my hair so I decided to sleep in the conditioner.  So, at bedtime I swapped the plastic bag and towel for a conditioning cap and my headscarf  

12hrs later I commenced with my wash day routine....
12hrs of pre-pooing / deep conditioning overnight

3.  I rinsed out the conditioner and then did one shampoo of my scalp in two halves using Paul Mitchell Super Strong Shampoo.  I wanted to add some protein to my wash day, but not too much as I think my hair reverts when I put too much protein on it.  As ORS is heavy in oils I find it harder to get the residue off my scalp, especially when I have slept in it overnight. I then followed up with a second shampoo this time with Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydrating Shampoo.  I left this on for 1 minute before rinsing.

With my shampoo applied before rinsing.
4.   Next I applied a Matrix Biolage Cera-Repair capsule and left this on for 3 mins I didn't rinse before applying my black&green tea brew to my scalp.  In honesty, I meant to add the tea first and then follow up with the Matrix Cera-Repair capsule but I got mixed up.  I then put on my conditioning cap and covered this with a towel and waited for 20mins before applying Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm.  I left this on for 1hr under my electric heated cap.

5.  I rinsed out the moisturising deep conditioner whilst in the shower and applied a little Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner. 

6.  I put a TShirt on my head for 15mins.  At this point I noticed that my 'wisdom hairs' at the front of my head were rearing their ugly head, it seems that the colour rinse rinsed off really quickly.  I decided to add a little more of the Adore rinse in Darkest Brown just to the grey hairs using a cotton bud (Q-Tip).  I blowdried the section for a minute.  I left the rinse on for 15mins before shampooing and deep conditioning the section. 

7.  I applyied my liquid leave in Infusium.  My hair was about 60% dry at this point so I added creamy leave in's Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk followed by Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditoner in 6 sections.  I then sealed with grapeseed oil and two strand twisted each section.

8.  I then went through each section, applied some Bee Mine Luscious and a little Organix Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum and then detangled with my HS Jumbo rake and then retwisted.

Shedding = Medium
Breakage = Low

I lost almost twice this amount of hair as I didn't take a picture of the hair lost during detangling prior to adding deep conditioner and I didn't take a picture of the hair lost during installing the cornrows.  The first pic is of the hair caught in the hair catcher during washing and the second pic is during detangling at 80% dry.

I experienced more shedding this week.  This is probably because I didn't do a black&green tea rinse, reduced intake of supplements and also because I have not combed my hair since the beginnning of the week as I've been bunning bunning bunning.

I lost equal amounts during the first finger detangling of the wash day (my helpful boyfriend threw away my collected shed hair before I got a chance to photograph it), the wash, the detangling and during the install of my cornrows.  I'm not alarmed by the amount of hair lost.  I have noticed that the back of my hair is super fine at the back and when compared to the front it has about two thirds of the density. I think this is hereidtary as my mums hair is virtually the same.

Ciao 4 Now


1 comment

  1. Simple regimen and easy steps...
    I know this is about your hair must i must say.....YOU'VE GOT A NICE SKIN...
    Whats the secret?do you mind sharing?Inbox
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