Back to My Wash and Go :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm a few days late with this post, but last week after rocking my twist-out for a few days, I went back to my trusty wash and go. Because my hair was in twists it had been nearly two full weeks since I let water touch my hair. So I was eager to get my hair wet again and give it a good wash! To cleanse, I used Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner, which is currently not on my staple products list but I am growing to love it more and more (absolutely hated it at first - but I've been using it since I have a bottle of it to get rid of, and strangely it has been really growing on me. I may just repurchase!?!). For my leave-in I used Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tea Detangling Ghee. I dont usually use that as a leave-in (even though it can be used as a leave-in) but I wanted to lightly finger-detangle and remove my shed hair with a product that wasn't too heavy and that could be left in - and I find that the detangling ghee is perfect for that. My styler of choice was of course Kinky Curly Curling Custard and I topped it off with my other love, Curls in a Bottle :) Below are pics of how my hair turned out. I was able to get 4-day hair (I wore it in a puff on the last day of the week)! Even though Hurricane Irene had me stuck at home for the majority of the weekend, I was too lazy to re-do my wash and go so I am currently still puff-ing it!

This was day 2 hair
Day 3 hair
Day 4 hair, in a puff
How I pineapple for bedtime using my Loc Soc :)
To refresh my wash and go each day: I do something kind of similar to how I used to fluff out my satin bonnet hair. But these days my hair is too big to fit in my bonnet. And instead of spritzing my hair directly with water to loosen, I let the steam/mist in my morning shower do all the work. In place of my bonnet, I now use my loc soc to hold my hair up into a high pineapple for bedtime (see pic above) and I just sleep on a satin pillowcase. My hair is not quite long enough to just easily scoop up into a high ponytail or pineapple, so I have to bend over and let gravity do some of the work. Doing this allows my hair to fall and stay toward the top of my head while I put on the loc soc. In the morning, I simply remove the loc soc, give my hair a good shake to loosen it a bit from its pineapple shape, then I jump in the shower without covering my hair and let the steam/mist from the shower continue to loosen up my curls and encourage them to fall back into place. Once I get out of the shower, I give it one more final shake and that's it! With this technique I am able to maintain my wash and go for about 3 - 4 days before having to re-do it! This will be life-saver in the winter time :)

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