I thought I should do an update or at least show you some pictures of how my hair has reacted to the new and improved regimen.
* Let’s pretend its hmmm…Friday evening after work.
-I take my spray bottle that is filled with a mixture of bottled water & aloe vera juice and dampen my hair.
-Since my hair is usually in twists, I pull them out one at a time and detangle my hair.
-For detangling I either use coconut oil or conditioner. The past 3 months I’ve been using Aubrey Organic GPB (if you click the link it shows where I order it from) conditioner. My hair loves this stuff! Its so creamy and saturating.
-Once each section is detangled I use a butter fly clip to pin up the hair. When I have big enough sections I make a bigger twist with the detangled hair and pin it up.
-When all my hair has been detangled, usually takes 1-2 hours, I put a plastic bag over my head. And then cover that with my satin bonnet and go to bed.
* The next day I get up early and complete the wash process 🙂
-I remove the bonnet and plastic bag. Revealed are hydrated and fragrant twist ready to be washed.
-In the sink or shower I rinse out the GPB. Then I clean my scalp with either a apple cider vinegar and bottled water mixture or the Naptural85 recommended mud wash. I make sure my scalp is clean by checking in the mirror. This is so easy to do in a Korean style bathroom 🙂 If you don’t know what I am talking about watch my apartment tour.
-After determining that my scalp is clean I make sure the length of the twists are washed well too. AND that there isn’t any particles or anything else on the strands of my hair.
-Next I apply Aubrey Organic Revitalizing conditioner and condition each twisted section again. At this point I use my shower comb to comb through each section. I only need to pass through each section once since I spent time finger detangling the night before.
– Again retwist the sections and use butter fly clips if I need too.
-I do one last rinse of my whole head and then place a towel or old t-shirt over my head and gently squeeze out the water.
– I take my spray bottle, some of my Shea butter mixture, comb and a portable mirror.
-I sit in front of the TV or my laptop and twist up my hair like you see in the pictures above.
-When I’m finished I usually style them and I’m done!
*( I styled these twist in an up do. I did this wash on March 24-25 and I will wash my hair again on April 9-10. I don’t normally wait this long to wash my hair. Normally every week. But I’ve just been crazy busy. And I don’t have “wash and go” hair. My hair is too long now for that process. But I am switching up my hair style to something completely different on 4/11/12. So I will share pictures in a few days).
Now I must add that this is generally what I do when its time to wash. But there can be deviations. Sometimes I do it all on the same day or do an extra step of deep conditioning with coconut milk. Sometimes I just co wash for step 2 and don’t use the”shampoo”. I also brought back some henna and indigo from Singapore so at some point I will deep condition with the henna. And I just started using Dr. Bronner’s Magic soap (peppermint) on my skin, so I want to test it out for cleansing my hair in step two.
I hope this is helpful!
What is your wash routine like?