In case you were wondering, today was hair washing day! I just thought I’d share my process with you. Consider yourself honored to gaze upon my mug sans makeup… few people have had the privilege. Hahahaha! ENJOY
I’m kinda ol skool in that I still scratch my scalp before I wash my hair. What can I say? Shampoo is more effective after debris has been manually removed from the surface of your scalp. I parted my hair, scratched the scalp & applied a thin line of Tea Tree Oil. After my entire scalp was covered in oil, I applied Head & Shoulders dry scalp conditioner to the length of my hair & let it sit for about 15 minutes prior to washing my hair.
Tip of the day: The surfactants in your shampoo (& conditioner) cleanse your hair by attracting & suspending dirt, dander & debris, so that they can easily be rinsed away with water. However, they require a little bit of manual friction to get the process going. If you’re dissatisfied with the performance of your shampoo, it could be that you need to put more elbow grease into your routine. DO NOT scrub your scalp until it bleeds (LOL)… just until it feels clean!
I poured a little less than a teaspoon of Head & Shoulders classic clean shampoo into a small (empty) bottle, filled it the rest of the way with water & shook it up. I used this diluted shampoo solution to wash my hair… poured it directly onto my parted scalp, scrubbed & rinsed until it was clean.
My grand debut of Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask (YAY)!!! After towel drying my hair, I applied the treatment in sections until my entire head was covered. Then I detangled my hair in sections (using my TANGLE TEEZER), covered it with a plastic baggie & sat under the dryer (low heat) for 20 minutes & rinsed it out. My thoughts on this mask?!? I like it fine; unfortunately it’s no more spectacular than any other mask that I’ve tried. It smells amazing & provided excellent slip for detangling. I was a bit heavy-handed with it & used half the jar in one day on my shoulder length hair (SMH)… but I like it, so I’d buy it again.
I divided my hair into about 5 sections, added product & rolled it up (back to front). TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray, African Pride Leave-In Conditioner & The Body Shop’s Macadamia straightening balm. In a spray bottle I combined equal parts water & African-Pride Leave-In. I did this because I prefer soft hold & it can make your hair hard, not to mention sticky, if left undiluted. I applied all three products to each section of hair before rolling. I used 1” diameter rollers on the majority of my head & 1 ¼” diameter rollers in the very back where my hair is longer. I roll my hair towards the back of my head, so the curls roll under.
After rolling my hair, I sat under the dryer for about 2 hours (low heat). I let my hair cool off before removing the rollers. I applied coconut oil to each section & this is how it turned out…
I haven’t decided how I’m gonna style it yet… I’ll post those pics later this weekend… HAPPY FRIDAY!