Wash day: 22/23 August 2014 {Dr Fomsky}

I’m a confirmed mixologist. I mix products for two main reasons:
1. I like many products and don’t want to miss out on their benefits. So, I mix them altogether. Lol
2. I like to reduce my steps. So, I mix them altogether. If you want to mix, make sure you’ve tested the product on its own first. Know what your hair likes before you become a mixologist if not you’ll get more confused.

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Understanding the rationale behind mixing conditioners

Anyways, on this wash day, I tried something new: overnight deep conditioning.
1. Applied Ouidad’s Salon Series OMEGA-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment to my hair. It contains a lipid called 18-MEA. Wore my heating cap for 5 minutes. To be honest, I just started using it. I bought it after reading Nadege’s post on the benefits of 18 MEA. I honestly don’t know if it works but it’s here to stay! I have 3 extra in my stash. Lol.
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2. On top of this, I applied a mix of goat’s milk, tea, amla powder, brahmi powder, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna conditioner, Mill Creek Botanicals Biotin conditioner and Franck Provost repair conditioner. Whisked them altogether to make a smooth mixture.
Wore my heating cap for 30 minutes.
3. Washed my hair with my cleansing conditioner. (Tea + shampoo + conditioner + tea tree oil). These ayurvedic powders can be a bother to rinse out. Anyone else experience this?
4. Applied my deep conditioning mix: Hairveda Sitrinillah conditioner + aloe vera juice concentrate + tea + essential oils {of oregano, peppermint, cedarwood, thyme, rosemary, lavender} + rice bran oil + hempseed oil + avocado oil + olive oil + coconut oil. I used a hand whisk to smooth out the mixture. Covered my hair with a cling film then a plastic bag. Wore my heating cap for 10 minutes. Took off my heating cap. Put on my satin bonnet. Covered my pillow with a towel and went to bed. I did all this ‘cos overnight deep conditioning tends to drip everywhere. LOL.

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5. In the morning, my towel was a bit damp but nothing too bad.
6. Rinsed off the conditioner while taking my shower in the morning. My hair felt heavy like it had absorbed all the oils. Nice feeling.
7. I sectioned my hair into 5 and applied argan oil first to seal in the moisture.
8. Next, I applied my leave-in conditioner (Pura body naturals murumuru moisture milk) to each section and detangled. Trimmed off 2 inches from my hair. I’m sick of looking at the difference between the relaxed ends and the texlaxed roots. I’m going to keep trimming till they’re all gone!
9. Put my hair in 5 single braids. I later realised that for the ends to dry, I should clip the braids on top of my head.
10. Sat under my dryer for 90 minutes.
11. Undid the braids and my hair felt very very silky. I think this is the best my hair has felt since I started my hair journey. No kidding. I don’t know what did the trick but I think I’m happy right now with my hair.

Post-Wash day (23rd August)
For my bedtime routine, I braided my hair in two. Applied Lavender JBCO to my scalp and hairline only. No moisturizer needed. Nothing. I’m so happy. Truth. No hair bonnet or scarf used. Simply slept on my satin pillowcase.

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Day after (24th August)
– Undid the braids.
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