Well, before I jump into this past wash day, just let me say that I am constantly tweaking my technique. I am still experimenting with what I think will make my wash day a little easier and a little bit quicker than the last. This has def been a struggle.
I sectioned my hair into four quadrants as I always do on wash day and spritzed with Mane and Tale Detangler before hoping in the shower. I rinsed and detangled my hair while in the shower with my detangling brush. This was kind of a new technique. I noticed with passed wash days, if I had just recently moisturized and sealed my hair, it is SOOO easy to detangle in the shower before shampooing. I was also trying to use up product, so this was a good way to do it.
Another kind of new-ish technique; I split each quartered section of hair in half and braided it after detangling to keep it stretched out, leaving me with 8 braids total. I then applied my Mane and Tail shampoo to my scalp and gently massaged. I also applied a little shampoo to the braids to ensure that the length was thoroughly cleaned. I noticed verily little shedding the past couple of washes also. I'm trying to determine what I owe that to. I haven't done a tea rinse in a long time, but I have been drinking green tea more lately as well as my bamboo tea. Whatever the cause, I'm happy about it nonetheless. Ha ha!
|Shampooing in Braids|
|Very little shedding from detangling and shampoo session|
DEEP CONDITION (***New Product Alert***)
Well what else would you expect of a product junkie? ;) I've been wanting to try TGIN brand products for a while and finally got my hands on it. I was super excited to try the Honey Miracle Hair Mask. I unbraided each section of hair, applied the hair mask, then re-braided each section. Sat under my heat cap for about 30 minutes and allowed my hair to cool off before jumping in the shower to rinse. I rinsed with warm water and did a final rinse with cool water. I have done this before, but it actually even says it on the jar.
For my leave-ins I decided to use the sample packet of TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner, coconut oil, Proclaim Foaming Wrap Lotion, and Regis Design Line Enchanted Blow Out Lotion to prep for a blow out. I blow dried each section with cool air until about 90-95% dry and braided it back up. Once I finished blow drying, I took down all the braids to pull my hair into a top bun. I kind of like the texture of my hair though, after I took down the braids, but I quickly lost the definition.
And there you have it! The wash day experience of a transitioner. I'm still tweaking my regimen, but it has improved a lot. Trust me! Because if it hadn't improved, you would probably be reading a relaxer update right now! LOL!
How well did your most recent wash day go? Share your post on the Wash Day Experience Link-Up or share in the comment section below.
Thanks for dropping by!