2. Shampooed with Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo (used a color applicator bottle as usual to make it easier to apply the shampoo to my scalp).
3. Did a tea rinse with CC's Naturals Marshmallow & Burdock Root tea (2 tablespoons... you can read about the benefits of each tea here) and green tea (2 tea bags). I forgot to brew the tea the night before so I didn't get to steep the tea overnight this time, but I did steep for about 4 hours. Reader question: what do you use to make your tea? A: I use the handy little Black & Decker Brew 'n Go to the right. I boil 13 ounces of water for my teas in a matter of minutes. I've had it for nearly 2 years and only cost be $15.00 on Amazon.
4. Applied Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment right over the tea for a few minutes before rinsing.
5. Deep conditioned with Silk Dreams Hair Care Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream under my conditioning cap.
6. Wrapped my hair in a cotton t-shirt for an hour to soak up excess water and allowed my hair to dry a bit.
7. Applied my leave ins: Darcy's Botanicals Daily Leave In and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. I've been rotating a few leave in conditioners over the past couple of weeks but DB's Daily Leave In is still my fave; it gives me the softest air dried results. After applying my leave ins, I detangled, starting from the ends and working my way up using a wide-toothed seamless comb.
8. Once fully detangled, I tied on my silk scarf and tucked my hair into a loose bun. It's not 100% dry in the bun below but my hair kept grazing my skin and I kept jumping thinking a bun was crawling on me... I'm a nut I know.
My bone straight ends are starting to drive me nuts. Every time I look at them I just want to pick up my shears and snip, snip, snip. I'm shooting for hip length this year but I'm thinking that might be put on hold, I need to start getting rid of my straighter ends. I was initially hoping to hit hip length by my birthday in September (which was 4 inches away after my last length check), so who knows, maybe I'll still have a shot.