Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles: Color Preparation (73 Wks Post)

The time is near. My color appointment is right around the color. Tomorrow afternoon to be exact. This wash day was dedicated to prepping my hair for my color service andI  implemented the advice from SimplyBiancaAlexa's video and my stylist. Let's get into this wash day.
{1} I stopped pre-pooing out of shear laziness. I noticed a big difference in my hair when I didn't pre-poo. I encountered a few more tangles when I didn't do so. So instead of pre-pooing with an oil I took a from Jen of Just Grow Already and used a conditioner. I've had Hairveda's Moist 24/7 conditioner sitting in my stash for a a few months. I must say that it works great as pre-poo. I parted my hair into six sections. Sprayed each section with water and applied the conditioner. Then I let it sit for an hour or so, When I rinsed it from my hair whatever tangles I had melted away. I like the citrus scent it has too.
{2} I clarified with Hydratherma Naturals Herbal Amino Clarifying Shampoo. I shampooed three times with it. This was an ok shampoo. I think their Moisture Balance Shampoo cleansed better but I'll have to do further testing.
{3} I pulled out my trusty TreSemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. I did restore the moisture to my hair. I still have too many bottles of this stuff to go through. I think I'll start pre-pooing with it to help go through it.
{4} I reached for my favorite conditioner, Hydratherma Naturals Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioner, to detangle and sat under the steamer for 20 minutes.
{5} With my hair still in twists, I rinsed the conditioner from my hair. Normally, I would have reached for a cream leave-in but I wanted something that was a bit lighter. So I opted for Silk Hydration by L. Jones Leave-in (liquid). I don't want a lot of product on my hair that could possibly hinder the color taking as effectively as it can.
{6} I retwisted my hair and let it airdry.

My stylist wanted me to have my hair in four twist to minimize tangling. That won't happen because I'm not going to work like that. lol I honestly can't wait to get my hair trimmed. I saw a split end in my hair and it has been bugging me. If I had the proper hair shears I would have gotten rid of it myself. Anyway, that was my color prep wash day in a nutshell.

*Note* I started using distilled water in my steamer and have noticed the mineral buildup on the heating coil has been significantly reduced. If you have a steamer and haven't used distilled water, give it a try.

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  1. Hey great post. I need to introduce myself to Tresemme Naturals Conditioner. If it restores moisture then we should definitely hang out on wash day lol. I hope your color treatment turns out great.

    1. Definitely give it a try. They changed the formula a couple of years ago but people still seem to like it.

  2. Can't wait to see the color results!!