I tried as many photos of what I’m using and how this wash day.
I first determined which combs I would use in what order. I had pre-pooed tr night before with Apricot Oil and knew I had to clarify so I didn’t put my hair in sections to wash. It would have been too much work. I took my fine tooth comb and wide tooth comb to the shower because it was easier that way.
So I started with Bobeum Products cocoa and rhassoul shampoo bar. It didn’t really lather much for me which I was fine with. I just used this bar solely as a first wash to clarify. It was not to bad and I felt it left my hair soft rather than “clean”. I followed that with Millcreek Organics Keratin Shampoo. This has SMS, so I used it to further clarify my hair as well is feed it a bit. This actually softened my hair which surprised me as with the keratin, I figured maybe hard? Ehh…
Followed with a tea rinse with black, burdock, chamomile and horsetail. I made this rinse the day before and now remember why I stopped making them the day before. When I make the the day before, they cool at room temperature. When I pour the rinse, it’s too cold and causes me to shed more than usual. It also causes more breakage. I’m just going to go back to making my rinse 1-3 hours before. Something else interesting my fiancé taught me from his time at Starbucks. Their coffee is brewed so often and disposed of even when not fully empty because after a while when it sits it taste different. I don’t know if the same can be said for tea, but it is possible caffeine is more potent the the few hours of then after. Just speculation. I’ve played with this method before and see that making my rinse the same day works for me.
After, I applied my Millcreek Organics Keratin Shampoo for ~5 minutes for deeper conditioning like the instructions state then rinsed. Pretty smooth sailing. I sectioned my hair BEFORE DC-ing simply so it would be easier since its easier to manage wet hair with conditioner versus wet hair alone.
I was worried that if I applied my SIlk Dreams VSCMD that it might be too much protein but it really was not. I used this under my heating cap (mostly out of laziness) because I think this product works better under heat versus steam. This conditioner provides me ok to good slip to detangle, more so when just applied versus after it has set. I did a final rinse with Roux PC.
This is me, done. I was happy with the results. I figured I needed the protein because I just relaxed and also because I had to moisturize more between wash days. I forgot to use ceramides which attributed to some breakage. That will never happen again. I’m writing this post after the second day and its really soft and not allowing the pins to hold my bun. That’s a good thing. I hope I can keep this health up.
One Day, It Will Happen