1. Started off prepooing with oils: Argan Oil (contents: argan oil and sweet almond oil) on my roots and Matrix Biolage Delicate Care Organic Certified Oil (contents: olea europaea oil/olive fruit oil, isopropyl palmitate, argania spionosa oil/argania spinosa kernel oil, lavandula angustifolia oil/lavender oil, linaldol). The Matrix Biolage oil is part of their color care line; the instructions say to apply from mid lenghth to ends, so I used the argan oil closer to my roots. I sat under my heat cap for about 20 minutes.
2. After prepooing I detangled my hair with my seamless comb, parting my hair into 6 sections and braiding each section. I secured the ends with ouchless ponytail holders. I decided to try this out after reading about the technique on Miss Kibibi's blog (author of the Five Hair Archetypes). It's a great way to keep your hair from tangling while shampooing Next time I will use more braids.
3. I hopped in the shower and shampooed using Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger shampoo. Another trick I got from Miss Kibibi's blog was to dilute the shampoo with water in an applicator bottle so you can apply the shampoo directly to the scalp. I'm trying to put more focus on cleansing the scalp since this is the purpose of shampoo. Shampoo is harsh on your hair strands. Doing my shampoo this way I can focus more on cleansing my scalp and of course some of the shampoo will run down my hair gently cleansing my tresses in the process. I think it would have been easier to cleanse my scalp if I had done more braids.
4. Next I did my black tea rinse and let it sit on my hair for a few minutes.
5. I then rinsed out the black tea and applied PM Super Skinny Treatment to my hair. Man let me tell ya....this stuff is the truth! lol! My hair feels oh so soft afterwards. Love it!!!
7. After DC-ing I applied Roux Porosity control for about 30 seconds and rinsed.
I tried squeezing my hair dry with a t-shirt. Next I applied my leave-ins: Darcy's Daily Leave In and PMSS Serum. My hair was about 75% dry at that point. I could figure out what I was going to do to my hair. It was getting late and I had to be at work the next morning. I always worry about my hair looking decent for work. I thought I could get away with doing a wrap, so I tried wrapping my hair and spraying a little water to get it back wet again. This was sooo difficult and remember I have thick texlaxed roots. I definitely experienced some breakage. :( When I took down my hair in the morning after letting it air dry overnight, it was not what I had hoped. Puffy roots galore! I ended up clipping back as usual.
I'd wanted to try out a roller set, but didn't have time for that. I wasn't sure how plain air drying would turn out. I just didn't know what to do. Sigh.... A wig or sew-in is sounding better and better by the second. Ah well, maybe the next wash will be better.
How was your most recent wash day? Is anyone else having texlaxing issues? What are you doing to combat this problem?
Thanks for reading,