Wash day – countdown to relaxer day!

I am looking forward to relaxing my hair this week and I have my relaxer and everything I need ready!!! Today’s wash day was da bomb!!! I almost didn’t want to retouch my hair but I think it’s time! I used two new products at this wash day: Shescentit blueberrry co-wash conditoner and Brown Butter Beauty Butter Love conditioner.

PREPOO

  • Moisturized my hair with Pura Body Naturals Sapote hair lotion. Applied coconut oil over this. Wore a plastic bag on my head and my satin bonnet over this. Went to bed.
  • In the morning, I sectioned my hair into four. I do this when I have a lot of new growth to reduce tangling.

WASH

I applied Shescentit blueberry co-wash conditioner. I saw it on Jeni’s blog (Justgrowalready.com). Look, it was love between my hair and this co-wash cleanser on first touch!! I absolutely hate the fact that this bottle is so small. It looks bigger in pictures but is only 8 oz. My hair is not that long but I used a – third of it. I am heavy-handed with my products though. The instruction says to leave it on for 15 minutes, which I did. Washed off the conditioner. My hair felt silky and clean. I kept telling myself that any conditioner used after this is just lucky cos’ you can’t really tell its true abilities. The Shescentit blueberrry co-wash conditoner just set the tone for today’s wash day and I mean ittt!!

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TEA RINSE

  • Poured some tea (ginger, chamomile, rosemary and lipton caramel tea) on my scalp using my Roots Applicator Bottle. Left this to penetrate my scalp for a few minutes before applying the deep conditioner.

DEEP CONDITION

  • I applied Brown Butter Beauty Butter Love conditioner to my hair. It’s a protein conditioner and did have some slip but I think I’ll give it an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Applied some JBCO-essential oil-jojoba oil mix on my scalp. Sat underneath my dryer for about 20 minutes. Made breakfast for the kids.
  • Took the plastic bag off my hair. Slip was divine so I decided to detangle my hair in the shower. Still in the 4 sections I started off with. Rinsed off the conditioner and tied a t-shirt around my hair to absorb the excess water. My hair felt strengthened and heavy but not hard. I guess ‘cos this conditioner is protein-packed.

LEAVE-INS

DRYING AND STYLING

  • Put my hair in 6 ponytails and rolled each ponytail.
  • Sat under my hair dryer for about 30 minutes. Undid the rollers. Sat for another 15 minutes. Undid the ponytails. Sat another 15 minutes.  Voila! Soft silky hair was mine. I was so ecstatic.
  • At bedtime, I wrapped my hair..more like cross-wrapped my hair. Wore my satin bonnet.

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Next morning, I put my hair into a VERY loose high bun.
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This article has 5 Comments

  1. Doc, your just so good with your hair regimen…See how long your hair has grown after you trimmed it…am just at 10 healthy inches..

    1. Thank you so much Olivia. I try my best to follow the necessary steps for a healthy hair regimen. I have missed your comments. Is your hair still relaxed or you’ve gone natural? Hugs

      1. Oh dear doc, missed you a whole lot too…am sure your not thinking of coming for xmas…lol..guessing you all are doing great and the neighbours upstairs have become loving…lol.
        I havent transitioned…dont think i can… my aim was to stretch my relaxer period and make it bi annually…i was relaxer free for 8months..just relaxed my hair last week, and i must say it looks very healthy…and longer too..i’m now at 10 inches…during those 8months, i crocheted my hair…yup, i’ve become a crochet stylist…hehehe..it’s my new passion…and when i take my crochets out, i deep condition my hair..I just got Organics Root Stimulator’s Deep Conditioner…well, it’s not bad..i mixed it with honey and olive oil and carried it for about 2hours..no time for over night dc’s anymore..
        I’m looking forward to the day i would beat you in the hair challenge…that day ehn…Our president sef go hear…lol..
        lots of love doc..xoxo

  2. Hello dr fomsky, thank u for the reply on the best kind of shampoos and conditioners to use for relaxed hair, unfortunately the Vo5 shampoo I bought has SLS though the conditioner doesn’t, I would like to know what I can do to curb the harm of sulphates to my hair from the shampoo since I can’t throw it away as I used it only once.what should I use to protect my hair from the sulphates till I use up the shampoo and then get a sulphate free one,thank you!

    1. To reduce the effect of the sulphate shampoo, ensure that you do a pre-shampoo conditioning with coconut oil for at least an hour. Make sure you warm the coconut oil lightly or use a heating cap to increase its penetration into the hair. Secondly, always rinse out your shampoo very well. And don’t forget to deep condition immediately after washing your hair!!

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