This was the simplest wash day in quite some time!! My goal for this wash day was time savings and that I did.
Spritzed hair with a mix of slippery elm, burdock root and marshmallow root tea. I spritzed just enough to dampen the scalp and the hair. I didn’t overly saturate since I was planning to overnight deep condition. I haven’t overnight deep conditioned in ages but really wanted to do nothing more than rise and shine the next morning, co-wash, air dry and be on my way. I had an agenda and was determined to stick to it.
I applied my deep conditioner mixture of HairVeda SitriNillah mixed with 2 tablespoons each of extra virgin olive oil and honey. I applied the conditioner from root to tip with making sure I get up in the roots really, really good. I tossed on 2 plastic processing caps, 2 silk scarves (I took a break from my Adorabella Bonnet) and called it a night. Note: I ensure the plastic processing caps are flat to my head, as in, no air trapped in the caps. This makes for restful sleep — no annoying crunching sounds — and it generates better heat since the caps are flat to the head.
I didn’t feel annoyed, irritated or frustrated by having damp hair. Usually, it’s quite annoying. I suppose the difference is that I only dampened my hair before applying the conditioner whereas all other times, I’ve washed my hair before overnight conditioning.
My conditioner soaked hair felt nice and soft so that was a good sign. I rinsed with warm water (while detangling) and then co washed twice with Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner. This conditioner has a little bit of protein but I know from experience, my hair tolerates it just fine. I opted to use this conditioner because I was experiencing some breakage last week. Rather than doing a protein treatment, I figured a little shot of protein within a conditioner would do the trick.
Note: Rumor has it Trader Joe’s formula has change. 😥 I have the old formula.
After co washing, I moved to oil rinsing. I applied wheat germ oil from root to tip as best as I could. I then topped that off with Sally’s GVP Conditioning Balm. I let the two stay in my hair no more than about 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing with tepid water (while detangling).
As always, I squeezed excess water from the hair with my vatika oil soaked hands. I t-shirt dried for roughly 1 hour. At various intervals, I removed the t-shirt and finger combed with ensuring I smoothed the strands. Once the hair was about 90% dry, I applied Aubrey Organics White Camellia as my leave in. Some cannot and will not use a conditioner as a leave in but my low porosity hair loves it. I continued to finger comb as my hair continued drying. Right before it was fully dry, I ran a comb through it one last time to ensure all tangles were removed.
How was your recent wash day?