After pre-pooing, I shampooed with Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo. I used the color applicator bottle pictured here and diluted the shampoo with water to make it easier to cleanse my scalp with minimal manipulation. I'm still kicking myself for not trying this sooner. After shampooing, I did a green tea rinse. Check out this post for a few benefits of green tea rinses. I let the tea sit in my hair a few minutes, then rinsed with water, and applied Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment for a few minutes (or the amount of time it took to shave).
After rinsing out the PM SSDT, I wrapped my hair in a towel to soak up all excess water and then sectioned my hair into four and applied Silk Dreams Hair Care Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream (check out my review here) to my hair, root to tip. After pining my hair up in a loose pin-curlish way, just like in this picture, I covered my hair with a plastic cap and sat under my heating cap for 2 hours. You already know I love this conditioner. It sinks right in and left my hair soft. Once I rinsed out the conditioner, I squeezed out the excess water from my hair and wrapped my hair in a cotton t-shirt for about 45 minutes. After applying my leave ins: Silk Dreams Hair Care Mocha Silk Hair Milk and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. I detangled my hair in sections using my Hercules Sagemann 5580 seamless comb. I lost very little hair (as shown below), yay! I've learned that detangling my hair when it's soaking wet is not the way to go for me. Hair, when wet, is at its weakest and I'm more likely to experience breakage when I try detangling my hair when it's wet. Letting it dry a bit under a cotton t-shirt has been paying off.
After detangling, I tied a silk scarf over my edges to smooth them and in the end my hair dried fluffy and soft. The itch to snip off all my bone straight hair grows with every wash. I braided my hair in the middle picture to show the difference between my texlaxed hair and bone straight hair. My texlaxed hair now dries in a big fluffy mass while the bone straights look puny in comparison. Grr.
I ended up throwing my hair up into a loose bun for bed. I actually can't remember the last time I cross wrapped my hair for bed. I've been doing loose buns for a while now, alternating their location to avoid causing breakage at one spot.
How'd your most recent wash day go?