Monday, 19 May 2014

Wash day | Week 5 – Wash day with heat

Last week I had major dry hair issues. By the time my wash day came I had a head full of straw, I tried everything, short of washing my hair

1.       Bagging

2.       Moisturising hair

3.       Water Spritz

The first available opening I had on the Friday I clarified and protein treated my hair – yes you ask why protein and not moisture – well I have been moisture treating my hair for the last 4 weeks and in the last 2 weeks my hair got worse. So it couldn’t be a moisture issue. Well this is how the wash day went:

[1] Sprayed tiny sections of hair with Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave in Conditioner and finger detangled each section

[2] Applied coconut oil to each detangled section and ‘steamed’/ heat treated my hair for 30 mins

My self made steamer, #2 is heated in the microwave for 40 secs.
After 15-20 mins when it has cooled down I heat it again

[3] Shampooed my hair with HEHH Shampoo diluted with walnut oil and water.

[4] T-shirt dried my hair and applied ORS Replenishing Conditioner. Used ‘steamer’/ heat treated my hair for 45 mins (picture above)
[5] rinsed out my hair and t-shirt dried my hair for 45 mins.

[6] Applied Elasta QP Mango and Butter leave in conditioner and coconut oil and detangled with a wide tooth comb. Two strands twisted my hair and BKO at the ends.

My BKO result
Comments: Oh my gosh, I don’t know what my hair was missing. By the end of the wash day my hair was sooooooo sooooo soft, my hair elasticity was back! It had so much volume and no breaking hair. What could it be:

1.       Protein

2.       Clarifying

3.       Using heat

4.       Elasta QP Mango and Butter leave in

5.       Detangling with Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance at the start

Have so many variations to my wash day to pin point. But I don’t care I have a happy head of hair.
Weekly protective style, tuck and roll.

How was your wash day?

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

‘It is in playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity’ – Dag Hammarskjold
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  1. I love the cute pin up style!

  2. Your hair looks gorgeous Yvonne. I'm glad you found what you needed to get the bounce back x

  3. I love how you tucked all the hair in. Nice technique.

  4. Is that a Boots bag on your head hahaha you made my day!

  5. That tuck and rolls is soooooo neat, I could never get it right. For me clarifying means a huge difference, glad your hair is back to normal.

  6. Yaaay for getting back to a happy head of hair!! And I love the tuck & roll style. It looks so classy.

    1. I second that Melanie. #woot for clarifying and a protein treatment! The combo usually saves the day for my hair too!

      Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

      KLP | SavingOurStrands

  7. I think the clarify started it off and paved the way for the other steps to "take" better. I've noticed that with my hair wen there's product soon as I clarify is like a new head of hair bc the DC and leave ins penetrate the hair better

  8. Very nice tuck and roll, so neat, I will have to practice mine.

  9. Yayy for getting your hair softness back. Sometimes it's hard to figure out what the missing link is when you change so many things in one day but the end results are what is important.