Sunday, 22 December 2013

Wash day (1week late)

I washed up my braids last weekend in pretty much the same way as I have been doing every fortnight 

1. In sections and with diluted shampoo, I wash my roots, I carry out this process twice.

2. Rinse my braids thoroughly and apply instant conditioner to the roots and length of my braids and leave it there for 5 mins

3. I rinse out the conditioner and towel dry my hair

4. This time round I used the drier to help speed up the hair drying process, I thinkn before I gave up my hair was 30% dry and I opted to air dry the rest.

5. I moistured my scalp with a mixed of grapeseed oil and aussie leave in conditioner, to the length of my hair I used the aussie leave in conditioners. 

I am currently 15 weeks post, the longest I have been post with the help of braids.
I will wash my braids one more time and undo them in January, ready for my protein treatement and relaxer a week later.

My braids have really done well, and am hoping I get maximum length retention this stretch. 

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :-)

'Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficultly I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many peopke who led difficult lives and led them well' - Theodore Rooseveltthor

After the wash


  1. wow Yvonne! I am just getting caught up on your posts. Although you've had these braids in for several weeks they still look newly braided. they look great! you could probably go a little longer if you wanted to.

    1. Hi Andrea! My braids have really kept well, I will have them on for 2 more weeks and then will take them out, so that my hair line doesn't twist and break. :)

  2. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Very cute photo.

  3. Thanks tomes! Am excited about my progress too. Hopefully it is good! :)