Monday, 27 January 2014

I Could Get Used to This! - Wash Day 1.26.14

Yesterday was wash day, at which time I was 2 days short of 6 weeks post relaxer, and yet it was as smooth as butter.

I started off by pre-pooing with Aubrey's Honeysuckle Rose  (+ the remainder of a conditioner mix from last wash day). I detangled with my fingers and a wide tooth comb and then put my hair into 4 braids for the wash process. (Can I tell you?! The Aubrey may not have a lot of slip, but it is great for detangling because it is so moisturizing and gives my hair elasticity. It works really well.) I then sat under a plastic cap and bonnet dryer for 15 mins and left it in for quite a while thereafter. 

"co-poo" mix

When it was time to wash, I cleansed my hair with my home-made "co-poo" (lol). This was inspired by this post by KLP of SOS, who dislikes shampoo and turns them into conditioning cleansers. My co-poo is made up of shampoo (one I don't care much for), conditioner, EVOO and water. I eyeball to get a consistency I like.


mint and rosemary sprigs for "tea" rinsing

Next I rinsed the co-poo and did a herbal rinse, consisting of rosemary and mint, which was infused and left overnight.

I skipped DCing My DC was done at the beginning of the wash day (pre-poo) and so after the herbal rinse, I applied VO5 Shea Cashmere moisturizing conditioner to my strands and let it sit for a few minutes.

Note: the above processes were done with the braids still in tact, I do not remove the braids save for the upcoming step.

Finally, I remove one braid, comb through, rinse with cool water and re-braid. I repeat for the other 3 sections. (Last week I experimented with leaving the braids in for the entire time, including the final rinse and when I detangled after t-shirt drying, found there were a tad bit more tangles than with this week's method, so this method wins.) 

I t-shirt dried, moisturized and sealed with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration and EVOO.

shed (+ broken) hair


I lost only a small amount of hair to detangling and my hair was really soft and moisturized today. I hope wash days continue this way!


How was your recent wash?





10 comments :

  1. nice post. pls help me,my hairgroth is extremely slow,i was told by my friends to give up that it is genetics.pls what do i do?

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    1. Thanks dear.
      Fisrt thing - never give up!
      I'm almost sure that your hair growth is pretty much average, given you are relatively healthy.
      I think what you percieve as slow growth is actually a low retention rate. That is, your hair is breaking off faster than it's growing, thus appearing as if the growth is non-existent or extremely slow. I have talked about breakage in this post, along with some possible remedies. Let me know if it helps. Good luck!

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    2. Tanks Abbi,am really grateful.

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    3. My pleasure! I hope you will see improvements soon.

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  2. Woop! For easy breezy wash days! And thanks for the shout out! I'm so glad that the co-cleanser idea works for your hair chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Yessir! That co-cleanser idea was bomb!

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  3. Congrats abby. I live for no fuss/no hassel wash days.
    I tried the co-poo on my daughters hair and it was supercalifragilisticespialadocious!!!

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    1. Thanks Bella! Me too! When wash days are hassel-free, all is well with the world. That co-poo + 4 braids throughout the wash=magic!
      haha good stuff! I bet your daughter was happy!

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  4. I had a similar easy wash day with little hair lost. Love those days! Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose is one of my favorites for those very reasons... it works awesomely!

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    1. Cheers to great wash days! Isn't it just a great conditioner?!

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