Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wash Day

1.  I prepooed last night with my ORS Hair Mayonaise uner my hair dryer for a little over 30 minutes to give my hair a medium protein treatment.  I've been having a bit of breakage here and there so I thought it was needed. 

2.  After rinsinng I shampooed with Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Shampoo. 

3.  Next I deep conditioned with Kera Pro Restorative Treatment under my hair steamer for about 30 minutes.

4.  After rinsing the conditioner I sqeezed my hair dry with a tshirt and applied a clear rinse to my hair.  I left it in probably about 15 minutes and then rinsed.

5.  Finally I applied Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transition Creme and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum for my leave-ins and wrapped my hair. It was so easy to wrap, possibly because of the slip provided from the clear rinse and the serum. 

6.  I sat under my hair dryer for 45 minutes to get smooth results.  When I air dry my wrap my hair is not as smooth.  I secured with two mesh wraps and then tied my satin scarf before sitting under the dryer. 

Snapped a pic of my wrapped hair.  You can really see the shine from the clear rinse.  I undid my wrap and there was minimal shedding, but it wasnt as light and bouncy as I had hoped.  Maybe because I used too much Darcy's CLTC instead of the Daily Leave In Conditioner.  I really loved the results from my last wash.   Oh well, ya win some ya lose some. As long as my hair is healthy.



  1. Beautiful hair! One thing I admire about your hair (and aim to have) is an even and blunt cut, as my hair is currently in layers. Once my layers grow out I'll be super happy. I love your hair! Thanks for such an amazingly informative blog!


  2. Hello Andrea,
    first of all i wish you a happy new year!

    I'm curious about what you mean with doing a clear rinse. it's an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse?

    and how do you like the Lemongrass Transition Creme? Do you use it only as a Leave-in or as a Moisturizer, too?


    1. Hi Bebe, it is just like a color rinse for your hair except that it's clear and I think it's mainly to add shine. Besides adding shine clear rinses have many other benefits. I read about them on Ebony's blog at
      I have been using the Lemongrass Transition Creme mostly for moisturizing. I've been using it a lot at my nape because it is my problem area. That was the first time I had used it as a leave-in.
      Thanks for checking out my blog and happy new year to you as well! :)

    2. Oh Bebe, I meant to say that I use the transition creme to moisturize my new growth too. It was mainly created for those transitioning from relaxed to natural. Its been helping to keep my new growth soft and manageable, reducing breakage.

  3. Thanks for the answer.
    I checked out the link you have mention and surprisingly the clear rinses/glaze are available in germany *yaay*
    i'll try the one from john frieda

    I read nothing but great reviews about the lemongrass transition creme. I think i need to put it on my wishlist for my next hair products purchase

    1. GREAT!!! You are soooo welcome. Let me know how it works for you! :)


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