This is the second wash day but I’m not exactly 2 weeks post. I have kept from washing my hair for a while because it was flat ironed. However, this nay be the last flat iron I do in a long time. I enjoy my hair’s waves and the textures. I have also been enjoying applying Gel on my edges and sometimes the whole head. With flat ironed hair, I cannot achieve this. This is how it went down.
I clarified my hair using the ORS creamy aloe shampoo. I clarified because my scalp was very itchy due to not washing my hair for a while.
I then applied my DC and put on a plastic cap. I let it sit for 2 hours before rinsing it off. I used warm water to rinse because that is what it says on the DC.
I towel dried for 15 minutes
I applied my leave ins using the LOC method then dried my hair using the tension method.
That was how simple my wash day was. How was yours? Leave a comment below.
I think my edges are finally bouncing back! During my last stretch, I Opted to keep away from long term protective styling. I wanted to see if my edges will look a little better. I have a weak hairline and I think that the protective styles were damaging my edges. Sometimes it was because the hair had been done too tight and sometimes it was I pulling the edges while trying to style my protective style (e.g Braids)
These are my edges before:
Edges (Dec 2013)
And these are my edges now:
Edges (April 2014)
I don’t Know about you but I think there is an improvement. What do you think?
Texlaxing means purposefully under processing your hair when you do your relaxer. I personally love texlaxed hair because I have fine hair. When I relax my hair bone straight, it becomes very thin. Now that I have been texlaxing for almost a year, I love the texture of my hair. Its thick and has a lot of body.
I have achieved this through;
1. Reducing the amount of time I have the relaxer on my hair. Last time I did 12 minutes from application to smoothing.
2. I mixed the relaxer with olive oil to reduce its strength.
3. I smoothed my hair using my hands instead of a comb like they usually do in salons here.
4. I use normal strength relaxer.
Do you usually relax or texlax your hair? Or are you natural? Let me know your favourite texture.
My hair has been feeling a little coarse these past few days. I believe it is because of the harsh chemicals from the relaxer. This wash day I decided to focus on moisture and a little bit of protein. This is how it all went down;
1. Parted my hair into 4 sections. I first finger detangled each section and then used a wide tooth comb to remove all the shed hairs.
2. Applied coconut oil to the base of my scalp and the length of my hair and then braided each of the 4 sections. I wore a plastic bag for about 30 minutes.
3. I washed off the oil with plain water, shampooed twice and applied Roux Porosity for 5 minutes as I took a shower then rinsed it off.
5. I unraveled each section and applied my DC from roots to tip. I then sealed it in with coconut oil. I wore a plastic bag for two hours.
6. When I washed the DC off, my hair was smooth and silky. I towel blotted the excess water using a towel.
7. I used the LOC method to moisturise and seal. I used Chi Keratin Mist for the liquid, coconut oil as the oil and ORS Carrot Oil as the cream.
8. I blow dried on cool but it was taking too long to dry. So I just gathered my hair in a bun and proceeded to apply gel on my edges. I Did a loose bun and let the hair air dry the rest of the way.
I didn’t take any pictures on this day as I was short on time. Next week I think I will blow dry first and then moisturize and seal to see how different the hair will be. How was your latest wash day?
On my birthday last year, I posted a few things that are on my wish list;
1. Hooded Drier.
2. Blow Drier.
3. Large size rollers
5. Scurl Activator.
6. Flat Iron.
The two things I have crossed out are what I have managed to purchase. The list has grown to include;
6. Darcy’s Botanicals Daily Leave-In
7. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
8. Paul Mitchel Super Skinny Daily Treatment
9. VO5 Shea Cashmere Moisturizing Conditioner
10. Cream of nature Argan oil shampoo
11. Canon 600D
12. APL Hair (crossing my fingers)
These are mostly hair products. I am however on a self imposed ban until I can use up what I have. What is on your wish list?
There are many different ways to do a high bun. Here are seven different styles;
You can achieve all these styles with some hair gel, bobby pins, hair extensions, and of course your own hair.
I mean that this is my every day go to style these days. Since I learnt how to use Gel on my edges, this is the style I have been rocking these past few days.
My hair now
I just spritz my hair with a mixture of water and some olive oil. I then scoop my gel, rub it on the palm of my hands and then apply on my hair in backwards motion. That is I use my hands to gather my hair in the middle. I sometimes use a brush to straighten the strands. Other times I tie a headscarf for 15 minutes to lay down the edges and then I put on the clip. This prevents me from pulling at my edges and causing breakage.