Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles: 20 Months Post

I have truly been slacking on posting on my blog because the post are mostly on my wash days. I am hoping that in some way someone might find them helpful. Hopefully, I can come up with some ideas for different posts soon. Anywho, let's talk about this wash day.

I have been trying to hold out on getting my hair done until the end of the month. But the itch was too strong and a week ago Saturday, I got it done.
{1} To cleanse my hair I was going to use SM JBCO Shampoo but since my hair didn't have a lot of product in it, clarifying wasn't necessary. I use CON's new Pure-Licious Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner. This is my second time using it and so far, so good. I first applied it to my hairline and edges because I wanted get rid of the product I had been applying to it to slick them down all week. It also has a good amount of slip. I detangled my hair pretty easily with it. I let it sit in my hair while I finished up my shower then proceeded to rinse. My hair felt very clean and very soft.

I am not about that shrinkage life, lol This is my hair after the cleansing conditioner was rinsed and my hair had been t-shirt dried. Shrinkage central!

{2} I deep conditioned with the JBCO Treatment Masque. Did another detangling session with the deep conditioner. I try to detangle as much as possible during my wash days.
A little bit of curl definition after the dc was applied
(please try to ignore the laundry that needs to be put away)

A different section before DC

Same section after DC
{3} JBCO Leave-In conditioner was applied next and I sealed it in with TGIN Argan Oil. I detangled yet again. I twisted my hair as I applied the products.

I have the hardest time putting my hair into a bun after air drying. This time I took my time when doing the twists. I put in nine twists total. I have three rows of three twists. I am hoping that this makes it easier to deal with. I shall see in the morning when I have to deal with my hair. lol

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wash Day Chronicles: FT. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Line

Very, very early on in my hair journey I was all about Shea Moisture. The problem with that was I was wearing sew-ins. I couldn't fully see how they worked for my hair. When I switched into full product junkie mode, I neglected SM. These days they are pumping out so many different lines I can barely keep up. But I will say that I want to try their new professional line at Sally. People have been bragging about their JBCO line for months and I finally decided to try them out. I got them on sale at Walgreen's on Tuesday. Obviously, my no-buy has gone out the window yet again. lol I could not wait to wash my hair and try these out. So wash day came a bit early this week. These products have made a great first impression.

The Strengthen, Growth and Restore line is for natural, chemically processed, color treated or heat styled hair. My hair is a mixture of all of the above. The shampoo cleansed my hair and scalp very well. Clean but not stripped. Just the way I want my shampoos to be. The Treatment Masque is absolutely wonderful. It glides onto my hair with ease and soaks right in. It has some serious slip and allows me to detangle relatively easy. I deep conditioned using my conditioning cap and my hair felt awesome with the conditioner in my hair and after I rinsed. My hair looked and felt different after using the shampoo and masque, It's kind of hard to explain. Lastly, I used the Leave-In Conditioner in my LCO method. As I am typing this, I am letting my hair air dry. I'll have to wait and see how my hair feels before I say what it did for my hair. This is only my second time using the LCO method to try and combat my dry hair issue.

As of right now this line is on my good side. I'll of course use it a bit longer to see if this wash day was just a fluke.

Has anyone else tried this line? What do you think?