Wash day: tea rinse to stop shedding!

Hi people…another wash day. I wash my hair once a week most times. Last week, someone asked me why I use so many products so today, I want to tell you why:

  1. One of my favourite bloggers, Nadege of Relaxed Hair Health is always talking about product ingredients and I’m always looking out to try new products which contain these ingredients so I can improve the quality of my hair. I have fine hair strands and I’m always in a quest to thicken up my strands plus improve the appearance and texture of my hair.
  2. There are so many great products with so many excellent products and I want to take advantage of them. Most of the time, I look out for products that have high quality ‘first five’ ingredients. Most products list their ingredients in a descending order of concentration. What this means is the higher up the ingredient is, the higher its concentration in that product. Ingredients I look out for are ceramides (for a smoother cuticle), keratin (to help strengthen hair…especially good for relaxed hair), collagen (to strengthen hair and make it flexible when combing) ,18-MEA (a lipid found naturally occurring in hair and helps to repair hair), cholesterol ( a lipid naturally found in hair), avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, essential oils, etc. Unfortunately, I am yet to find a product that contains all these ingredients so I mix and match. .

So, today’s wash day, I decided not to be too much of a mixologist!! I’ve run out of my Hairveda Sitrinillah so I tried a new conditioner, L’Oreal Fibralogy (also called L’Oreal Volume Filler in the U.S). It contains a substance called filloxane which they claim can thicken the hair strand. However, for best results, it has to be used at least five times because the effect is cumulative.

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Understanding the rationale behind mixing conditioners

For my wash day,

  • Mixed coconut oil, hempseed oil and Queen Helene cholesterol together for my prepoo…yes…I know I tried not to be too much of a mixologist but mixing in a conditioner with the coconut oil just makes it easier to apply. 😉
  • Covered my hair with a shower cap and went to bed.
  • In the morning, I washed my hair with L’Oreal Fibralogy shampoo. It’s a sulfate shampoo so I’m not sure I’ll be using it frequently. I diluted it with some tea.
  • Afterwards, I applied some tea (regular lipton tea with chamomile tea) to my scalp using my ROOTS APPLICATOR BOTTLE. I think my shedding has stopped a little.
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Tea in my Roots Applicator Bottle
  •  Next, I applied the 2nd step of the Fibralogy System: The Thickness Booster. It’s like a clear liquid. On top of this, I applied the 3rd step of the Fibralogy System. This is basically a conditioner. It didn’t have as much slip as I’d like but it’s not bad. I left it in for 3 minutes and rinsed my hair. So, you see…no mixing on this wash day!!! 😛

Fibralogy system tri piece

  • For my leave-ins, I used Pura Body Naturals Murumuru moisture milk and argan oil. I detangled in small sections because my hair is now 11 weeks post-relaxer and the new growth is starting to kick in. I made 5 twists and left my hair to air dry. My hair wasn’t as soft as it usually is (probably because I didn’t deep condition). Remember I only left the Fibralogy conditioner for 3 minutes?
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Day 4 – hair is losing definition
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Day 5
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Day 5- practically no curls left!

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To maintain my hair during the week, I moisturize my hair at night with Pura Body Naturals Sapote Hair Lotion and then cornrow my hair in 3. I roll the ends with satin rods. In the morning, I moisturize my hands with my Hairveda Red Tea Satin Moisturizer lightly, undo each cornrow and finger comb.

As to whether my hair is thicker or not, I’ll use it 4 more times and let you know 🙂

 

If you would like to give the Fibralogy system a test run, do me an email at blog@sizzelle.com and I’ll order it for you. 

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