Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wash Day Chronicles: ONE YEAR POST!!!

Yes, you surely did read that right. I am officially ONE YEAR POST BABY. lol I am so happy that I can finally say that. Never thought I would be able to say it. Just a few short years ago I was going to the salon my hair relaxed once a month. I was going to the salon getting my hair done every two weeks. It's like going from one extreme to the other but it is well worth it. I'm loving seeing what my texture is like and learning new things about my hair over time. An updated "what's helping me stretch" post has been added to my list of posts to get done. So look out for that. Now let's get into this wash day.

{1} Parted my hair into 3 sections. Rinsed each section with water for about a minute or 2.
{2} Applied the Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner ton each section
{3} After rinsing, I applied Hairitage Hydration Chocolate Covered Curls conditioner. This Hairitage Hydration product is unfortunately a miss for me. It doesn't moisturize my hair very well like of other HH products have done. Right now I am using it to get rid of it and whittle done my stash.
{4} I sat under the steamer for 30 minutes with the Shi-Naturals Peppermint Stimulating conditioner on. I can never go wrong with my Shi-Naturals products. I haven't used them in awhile since I have product junkie tendencies. lol My hair was so soft after rinsing this deep conditioner out. I couldn't keep my hands out of my hair.
{5} I T-shirt dried my hair for about 35 minutes then proceeded to apply leave-ins, HH Soft Coconut Marshmallows and Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. The serum seems to provide a little more slip for me when detangling. This has been my only sealant lately. It helps to minimize breakage a bit as well.

Overall it was another pretty decent wash day for one year post but I am definitely looking forward to getting my hair done on Wednesday at Huetiful Salon. I am getting their Nano Smoothing Treatment done. It's pretty pricey and the treatment is suppose to last for 8 to 12 weeks. I am treating myself for my birthday. Depending on the condition of my ends I might do another trim/cut.


  1. Happy Birthday lady!
    Wow I am so proud of your accomplishment, keep up the fantastic work! Your hair has thrived beautifully!

    1. Thank you so much Lee! I really appreciate it!

  2. Congratulations Candace!!! Girl, making it that first year is such an accomplishment. I found that once I passed a year, it was a bit easier from then on. I cannot wait to see your hair do! Oh and #VirgosRULE!!

    1. Thank you Age! It is definitely an accomplishment. It's been a bit easier than I thought it would be. Especially when you hear all the horror stories. I cannot wait to get my hair done on Wednesday. I need a break from the bun life. Lol #VirgosRULE

  3. Hello,
    My name is Starlette. I am 16 weeks post relaxer. I am trying to make it to a year without doing the big chop. My last relaxer was in January of 2017. I hope I can make it. Thank you for sharing.)