Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wash Day Chronicles: 46 Weeks Post and 2 New Product Intros Mixed In

Today was one of the best wash days I have had in awhile. My wash days have not been terrible. In fact, I have been managing my hair pretty well. But today was a really good wash day. I used two new products that I will talk a little more in this post. Let's break it down.

{1}I applied E'tae's Carmel Deep Reconstructing Treatment ($19.99 for 8oz on on damp hair using a plastic gloves because the product is a bit sticky. No dryer is necessary according to the directions. I put on a plastic cap and scarf and let it sit for about an hour or so. Make sure you use a towel as well because it starts to drip and makes your neck sticky. Stickiness and the price are the only cons. It rinses out very easily and my hair felt good to the touch and moisturized.

This product has been on my radar for awhile now.I found out about them on Instagram. The creator is a salon owner from Philly. Her E'Tae line has been around for 14 years. I finally went ahead and bought the treatment and I am happy that I did. It promises help rebuild damaged hair and maintain the health of healthy hair. The ingredients are very simple, in order; honey, bananas, olive oil, cornstarch, molasses, apple cider vinegar, water, tea tree oil. That's it. I would purchase this again. I will use this every other week to help it last longer because that price is no joke. You don't have to have to use a lot either. So I can see this lasting for awhile anyway.

{2} After rinsing the Carmel Treatment out, I shampooed my hair with my Bobeam Cocoa and Rhassoul Clay Bar. My hair felt clean but not stripped.

{3} I followed up with my TreSemme Naturals conditioner.

Lemongrass Leave In Conditioner 8oz

{4} T-Shirt dried my hair and applied my leave-in. I used the Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-in conditioner. Which is another new product for me. I am loving this leave-in. I bought it at Target. I parted my hair into four sections. I sprayed each section and detangled my hair. Detangling went very well. This is very light weight leave-in but moisturizes like nobody's business and does not weight the hair done. The lemon scent is nice and isn't strong to me. It has been added to my staples list. I sealed with the TGIN Argan Replenishing Hair and Body Serum. I followed that up with the tension blow dry method. These two products are the only things in my hair and it lightweight, moisturized and soft.

I have had some serious hand in hair syndrome moments after this wash day. lol I haven't done a protein treatment to my hair in a long time. So on my next wash day it must be done.

Side Note: I am no longer doing a midweek cowash because it is just way to much work at the point. I will just moisturize and seal when my hair starts feeling dry


  1. That E'tae looks promising. Can you do a full review on it?

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. I sure can. I'll use it a few more times and put one out.

  2. The caramel treatment looks interesting, can't wait to see the review!

  3. I keep hearing good things about the Alikay leave-in. I thought that it might be too light for my hair and not moisturizing enough. I may need to scoop it up next time I am in Target. Girl, I hear you about the midweek washes. I had to stop doing those at about 16 months post. My wash days are way too long and I just didn't have the time to squeeze one in midweek. Keep up the good work sis!

  4. I totally forgot about Alikay's Lemon grass leave in. It's ben on my wish list so long...have you tried their Honey Sage DC?

    1. I haven't tried their dc. It's on my list.