This wash day, I had to determine how best to successfully manage a twist out without buildup from the previous week. Because I had been using the Silk Dreams Wheat Germ Butter Conditioner and the Organix macadamia or awapuhi ginger oil, I figured I could successfully avoid a prepoo.
I sectioned my hair in 4 quadrants and washed in sections with Paul Mitchell Shampoo One. I normally avoid sulphate shampoos unless necessary, however between this wash day and my last, I had:
-Sealed my ends for 3 days with oil on straight hair
-Conditioned with steam
-Moisturized and Sealed for 3 days on air dried hair
-and had serious buildup by Monday that felt so disgusting I didn’t even want to go outside
A sulphate free shampoo would not do and to clarify was not an option. The Paul Mitchell worked well as it cleaned my hair but didn’t strip it.
Next I did a tea rinse with black, green, horsetail, chamomile and burdock teas. Yum.
Then I applied my Biolage Hydratherapie Cera-Repair and Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk and sat under a heating cap for 30 minutes. I let it cool for 10 minutes, then rinsed.
Last I final rinsed with Roux PC.
I tshirt dried (if you haven’t tried it you should) and put some Sill Dreams Wheat Germ Butter and Organix Awapuhi Ginger and did a twist out. After doing this on clean, air dried hair, it came out fluffier and bouncy and the softness is nothing I have ever experienced. Even my NG is a dream even after almost 8 weeks. I hope this stretch goes well. When I emailed the Owner of Silk Dreams, she told me the Wheat Germ Butter is a good conditioner for stretching. So far this is is proving true, but I will give it time.
I’m almost 8 weeks post and hoping to make it another 8 weeks, but I won’t get mad if I break in 4 weeks. However, I am soon learning that stretching is all in the products you use as well as technique.
That’s what I’m working with. Everything came out perfect.
Probably going to invest in a tangle tweezers thanks to Adrienne so I can get rid of more shed hairs on wash days.
One Day, It Will Happen