Wash Day Updates | Small Cut & Plump Twists using Flaxseed Gel

Last Friday session went well into the night (aka 2:00am) due to me trying to multitask, pack, and get things in order for our family vacay. This session went as follows:
  • Pre-pooed with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner + Coconut Oil + a few drops of Peppermint Oil (mixed together) for 1.5 hours under my Hot Head Cap (reheated twice while I was packing and getting Z to bed). I LOVE this combo. I don't think I ever want to change this as my pre-poo ever especially if I pre-poo for more than 30 minutes. Maybe I should aim for 1 hr as my standard pre-poo time. My hair was so soft (not mushy) and my curls from my twist out were so defined. I divided my hair into 5 sections and rinsed each section under warm water. I thought since I did a poor job finger detangling a few days ago, my hair would be more tangled than it actually was. I was ready to use my Knot Genie at this point but did not need it for this step. 
  • Shampooed with Aubrey Organics Primrose and Tea Tree Shampoo diluted in water.,.seems like a running theme with the tea tree. I made the solution a little more concentrated than the last time I used the shampoo so I could get a better lather at my roots. Indeed, I achieved just that! I had so much good lather that my scalp had no other choice to be be clean. As usual, I focused on my scalp more than my ends and cleansed each section. Rinsed under water (using the high pressure shower head setting) and t-shirt dried for 15 minutes.
  • Tea rinsed my hair with 2 bags of organic green tea (Harris Teeter brand) steeped in about 2 cups of water for 8 hours. Maaaaannn, that rinse was cold on my scalp; it gave me a serious chill after the first rinse over my head. It got better as my head temperature warmed the rinse each time. I rinsed through my hair/scalp 6 times and t-shirt dried for 10 minutes.
  • Deep conditioned using the rest of my Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque + Olive Oil + Aloe Vera gel (to stretch out product for full coverage) for 30 minutes under my Hot Head. My hair felt a little dry and tangled before I applied the conditioner, but I am guessing it's because of the higher concentration of the green tea rinse. However, it was not too bad. After deep conditioning, I first detangled each section under warm water with my fingers then with my Knot Genie brush (finally!). Detangling was a breeze and the Knot Genie was so gentle against my scalp. Shedding was minimal {see pic below}. Rinsed with warm water followed by a quick cool rinse (don't think I will ever get used to this...lol). 
  • Rinsed scalp with diluted ACV solution. Did not rinse out. T-shirt dried for 20 minutes.
  • Applied my Shea butter mix and homemade flaxseed gel section by section onto my hair as I put my hair into medium sized twists. This gel is the business!!! (Can't wait to see how it works on Z's hair this weekend.) I snipped the ends of a few twists to even them up in the front.
  • Covered hair with bonnet. Went to bed.
Here are some pics from this session:

Post Pre-Poo: Loving the shape of my fro.

Total amount of shed hair from this session
Tired but done with my plump twists

How was your wash day? Share your experience and see how others did this week at the following linkup:

The Wash Day Experience

Happy safe holidays!!!

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