This wash day features hairstyles created with a microwaveable heat cap that steams, styles and provides heatless curls in only 4 minutes. To read more about this cap, and bypass wash day details, simply skip down to the bottom of this post. There you will find more info.
Wash Day Details!
32 Weeks Post! I did not wash my hair this week since I washed last week. I did, however, complete my non-wash day routine…check it out!
Detangling: I take one braid down and work with it from start to finish before moving to the next. First up is detangling. After unraveling the braid, I spritz with something moisturizing and proceed with my 3 step detangling method mentioned in my previous post. I used a relatively new product from my stash: Cantu Detangler for Kids. Don’t let the name fool you! It’s not just for kids. I’ve used this product about 3 or 4 times and love it. Slip is my everything these days and slip it provides. The slip allows the comb to gently pass through my new growth with ease.
Moisturizing: Aubrey Organics White Camellia, oh how I’ve missed thee. I am a long time fan of moisturizing with White Camellia. And yes, I’m referring to the deep conditioner! Over the last year, I slacked off from using it as much after Komaza said I needed to slow up on the moisture. I’m now finding my way back to it because I have a good handle on my protein / moisture balance.
White Camellia is one of my absolute favorites from the Aubrey Organics line. The formula is thin enough where it applies with ease. It doesn’t snap my strands, doesn’t cause buildup and my hair instantly feels moisturized and smooth.
Sealing: I sealed with Saravun Castor Cream. Saravun was a lovely vendor on Etsy many moons ago. Last I checked, the company was no longer in business, which is a shame. They offered some really cool goodies that my hair actually loved. *insert sad face* Ingredients include: Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Vitamin E.
Scalp Health: I applied Komaza’s Bountiful Mane to my scalp to keep it healthy and moisturized. I re-apply 2-3 times per week. It keeps the scalp itch and flake free as intended.
Here are a few texture shots & my braid pattern for wigs
Heatless Curls with Microwaveable Heat Cap:
I’ve tested the steam and style microwaveable heat cap a couple of occasions to see what it’s capable of doing. For those that missed it, this microwaveable heat cap is capable of giving you heatless curls in 4 minutes.Get your #heatlesscurls with @steamandstyle #heatcap! #relaxedhair #transitioninghair Click To Tweet
On my previous attempt, I used flexi-rods. I was 27 weeks post in the below photo. I loved how my hair came out — shiny and wavy. The cap design is very small. Almost too small. It took a real juggling act to fit the flexi rods under the microwaveable heat cap.
I decided to try some different rollers to see what the end result would be. In the photo below, I’m 31 weeks post and used satin rollers (photo taken during last week’s wash). The satin rollers provided a tighter curl pattern on the sections that actually curled. I kind of felt my front sections should have been rolled in smaller sections but I left them as-is to see what I would get. The microwaveable heat cap has a snug fit as previously mentioned, thus having too many rollers installed will present a problem with fit.
Although I still need to work on my rolling strategy, this microwaveable heat cap is promising. I love the sleekness and shine of my heatless curls after each use.