Hello my loves, I just wanted to do a quick wash day post for you all. Well I must say that I am absolutely delighted that we have a long public holiday in Nigeria. I attended a traditional wedding yesterday and I could not resist sharing photos of myself in a traditional outfit as well as details of how I washed my hair on the day.
I started off this wash day with my usual prepoo using the V05 Silky Experiences Shea Cashmere Conditioner and sealed it in with Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil. This was at about 7pm after I just got back from work exhausted and I left it in till 9:00pm which was about 2 hours. I covered my hair with a plastic/nylon bag and a shower cap. In applying the pre poo treatment I divided my hair into about 8 sections applied the conditioner and I hurriedly detangled using my fingers alone. I noticed that whilst finger detangling my hair was not really tangled which was something that I was happy about given that my hair is currently 9 weeks post relaxer. I feel like this stretch is going quite well at least in the fact that my hair is not tangling as much as it used to it in the past. I think a reason for this is because I have reduced the amount of protein I use.
I then washed my hair with the ORS Aloe Shampoo because I felt like my hair had been quite dry and needed a clarifying wash. It turns out after doing the hair porosity test that I have low porosity hair. I guess that is why my hair likes shampoos and I never do any co-washes as it just causes product build up for me. If you want to find out more about hair porosity I would encourage you to read my post on “Hair Porosity and How to Determine your Hair Porosity” here is the link. Anyway I was in a hurry to wash my hair because I was so tired.
At about 9:30pm I was applying deep conditioner to my hair, I felt like I did this hurriedly. I deep conditioned my hair overnight with (with my nylon/plastic bag and shower cap plus a head wrap). Before I went to bed however I went under my curl formers blow dryer attachment (I cannot stop saying how awesome that product is do check out my review here) for 50 minutes. I actually fell asleep while I was drying my hair thank God for hubby who woke me up in time. Note to self never wash your hair when you are tired. I used a deep conditioner mix of Wura’s Secret Deep Conditioner, Elasta QP conditioner, Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil, and Olive Oil, I then sealed in the conditioner with Coconut Oil as my oil rinsing step.
In the morning I was in a rush to go to the market so I hurriedly took off the nylon bag and plastic cap and I detangled my hair with the conditioner still in it using my wide tooth comb. I then rinsed out the deep conditioner mix with cold water.
I towel dried my hair thoroughly, oiled my scalp with Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil and applied my leave-ins, Cantu Shea Butter, Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and then I sealed everything in with Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil. I am beginning to think about changing some of these leave-ins to something that does not contain any protein or at least substituting one of them as my hair felt dry for some reason. Maybe it is because I was in a rush that I did not take my time like I do usually. I put my hair in a bun and that was how I air dried it. I went out for about 4 or 5 hours and you would not believe that my hair was still slightly damp especially around the bun part when I wanted to style it for the traditional wedding later in the day. This again is another characteristic of low porosity hair which is that it takes a long time to air dry.
I decided to wear my hair in my go –to hairstyle to the traditional wedding which is the voluminous faux bob with a side fringe. I also wore one of my favourite outfits which is a kaftan I got in Dubai. I love it because it so sparkly, easy to wear and gives you glamour in an instant. I share a few photos of the kaftan I wore and my hairstyle. I love how full my hair looks these days, I never really need to do much to achieve this style I simple fluff it and pin. Please enjoy the photos! They were taken at night after the wedding.
Please share how your own wash day went, your favourite products and especially if you have recommendations for a good, readily available moisturising leave-in treatment and hair moisturiser without any protein. Hope you all enjoyed my mini hairstyle look book in this traditional wedding outfit and thank you very much for reading my post.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections