I was not too thrilled with this wash day.
I started with overnight prepoo with apricot oil. I really like this oil. When I rinse, my hair already feels soft.
I washed with Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo. I. Like. This. Shampoo. I was browsing a BSS and I had no expectations of liking this shampoo. It left my hair feeling clean, but not stripped and still moisturized at the same time. Not clumpy, not dry, not anything any other shampoo has left me with. I was scared that it didn’t work, even though it lathered REALLY well so I did a second wash and it still felt the same.
I tea rinsed with my black tea (I used 3 instead of 2 bags) burdock, chamomile and horsetail.
Followed up with my Silk Dreams VSCMD. I used this under my steamer. I added more water than the limit so I could sit under for longer.
I rinsed a little with slightly cold water then added my Roux PC. I left that mixture on for 5 minutes then rinsed completely.
Silky smooth hair….
So I wanted to use my cousins instyler. I used some DB Daily Leave-In then added some CHI Silk Infusion and detangled. Then I added some Redken heat protectant and used the instyler on medium heat.
My friend stopped by and said she liked it. My hair was full of volume. She actually thought my hair was natural. I was like “what?” I didn’t hate it. It had nice volume. It was the use of 2 heat protectants that made me not like the results. I can see myself purchasing one of these, but I’d have to figure out a better way to get the results I want. My cousin said she flat ironed first when she did her hair. I can’t see myself using heat twice.
I prefer my roller sets, but I will not quit on this.
I wound up rewashing with the Elasta QP again which yielded the same results. The instyler closed my cuticles even more than they normally are so wetting my hair took longer than normal and that’s normally about 1-2 minutes.
Then I followed up with Biolage Fortetherapie Strengthening Masque with my heating cap.
Follow-up with DB LTC and Organix Macadamia Oil.
I’ll leave my big hair for the week. I don’t mind it.
One Day, It Will Happen