Wash Day Updates | Twists and a Bun | A Little Bummed

Despite starting earlier with this process, I still finished later than hoped. My mood was kind of bummy near the end of styling. #Iwassotired

Here's how the session went down last Friday:
  • Pre-pooed for 1 hour with my Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle + Oil (coconut) mix under my Hot Head Heat Cap. Sectioned hair and rinsed.
  • Shampooed with Aubrey Organics (AO) Tea Tree & Primrose Shampoo (diluted). Did not generate too much lather. Rinsed. Noticed when I got out the shower, I still had product buildup around my edges.{see picture below} I took the applicator bottle with the diluted shampoo and applied to my edges to get it clean. Then I took that same bottle (rinsing out the shampoo and adding clean water) and rinsed through my edges. #problemsolved T-shirt dried for 10 minutes.
    • Since I have been wearing buns and slathering my edges with gel, I need to remember to pay extra attention on massaging my edges and rinsing thoroughly to remove excess product and shampoo. If not, I will surely have dry and itchy scalp (which btw has calmed down immensely!)
  • Rinsed scalp four times with organic green tea (1 bag) + marshmallow root (1.5 tbsp) {steeped in 24 oz of water for 24 hours}. Let sit for 5 minutes before t-shirt drying excess liquid for 15 minutes.
    • From my lack of research, I was surprised to find that the marshmallow root has a gel-like property when strained.
    • My hair felt normal...it did not feel soft nor hard after adding the marshmallow root.
  • Deep conditioned by applying AO Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner to hair first + Shea Moisture JBCO Masque Treatment for 20 minutes under Hot Head Heat Cap.
    • Detangled one side of hair with Knot Genie and the other side with my modified Goody's denman brush. {I will explain which I liked better in an upcoming post)
    • Rinsed hair thoroughly especially around my edges.
    • Hair turned out to be soft and smooth to the touch.
  • ACV rinsed my hair. Did not rinse out.
  • LOC hair as I twisted each section:
    • L: Simplified Moisturizing Spritz
    • O: Olive Oil
    • C: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    • For hold, I used some homemade flaxseed gel I made recently
  • Twisting took about 2 hours. I don't part in nice sections because that would take even longer for me to do. I just grab and twist. I put the twists in a bun using my elastic bands and pinned under the loose ends. I left some twists out in the front for a bang which I pinned up as well. I plan to keep this style in for the week.
Here are some pictures from this session:

Bought Marshmallow Root from Whole Foods.
The gel substance was from straining the Marshmallow Root from bag.
I need to pay special attention to this area especially when I've used lots of gel/product to style.
My second batch of flaxseed gel with added Vita E, Rosemary + Peppermint Oils.
The final product. My eyes were so tired...
Shed hair; less than last week's wash session!
I was really contemplating wigging it for a week so I can have a break from styling. This length of hair is so awkward when trying to keep it protected. I feel this length was fun for wearing twist outs, puffs, and wash n' gos when I first went natural years back (and did not care about a goal length). But I will keep pressing on with my goal to get pass this phase. 

How was your wash day?

The Wash Day Experience

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