Wash day: Protective style out, Roller set in - 12 weeks post

I had really missed the ability to run my hands through my hair, so after 4 weeks of having box braids I decided to do away with them (will post an update on my box braids soon...)

They really helped as I was on a beach holiday for about 2 weeks of that time - can't imagine having to swim with my hair, the tangles and matting that would have happened are unimaginable.

Anyway here is how the wash day went:

0.) Detangled using my oil mix which I usually use for sealing. The shredded hair came out so easily. 
1.) Pre-poo'd with profectiv mega growth leave in and sealed with my castor oil mix.
2.) Clarified with Profectiv mega growth stimulating shampoo (a review on this will be coming soon). Lathered twice.
3.) Lathered once with Creme of Nature moisturising shampoo.
4.) Towel dried for 10 minutes.
5.) Applied ORS hair mayonnaise mixed with some castor oil and DC'd in my new hooded dryer for 30 minutes.
6.) Rinsed it out and then applied tea mix to my scalp. I did not rinse it out.
7.) Applied my moisturizing DC: mix of Kenra Moisturizing conditioner,CON Intensive Conditioning Treatment and some castor oil. Steamed for 10-15 minutes. Kudos to the inventor of the steamer :-))
8.) Towel dried for 1 hour. I've realised that I lose less hair when it is 60-80% dry than when I handle it when it is still damp, and my low porosity hair takes forever to air dry :-(
9.) Applied my leave-ins: Today I tried Nothing but Melted Shea butter and ApHogee green tea and Keratin Restructurizer. Detangled in six sections. Applied CHI Silk Infusion to my sectioned hair, as I was going to go under the dryer with my roller set.
10.) Time to do a roller set... I used Kim from fancy flair lady's Mohawk method :)
11.) When Kim said it takes her about an hour to put on the rollers I thought I could definitely hack it and maybe put them on in less than 30 minutes!!! Shock on me it took my 1.5 hours to put them in, Will I put rollers in my hair again? I want to say No. Do I want to put rollers in my hair again? Oh yes!
12.) Sat in my hooded dryer on medium heat for 25 minutes.
13.) Removed the rollers.
14.) Results:

15.) Tucked my hair in bun the next day. 

My hair (except for my new growth) was really soft and smooth for up to two days after my wash day so I'm pleased with the results of Kenra+CON+Castor Oil moisturizing treatment... Overall I was happy with the wash day but my ends suffered a beating from the heat of the roller set - my hair really hates direct heat of any sorts! I had frizzy ends the next day, but used the baggy method to get them back to normalish.

I am now 13 weeks post, and I have also had a lot of problems with shedding and some breakage at my ends. I need to decide whether the next day will be a relaxer day or not, but I think I'll have to do something before I experience more breakage... What do you think ladies, and how was your wash day?

Ready, Steady, Grow It!

The Wash Day Experience


  1. Loving your rollerset bangs girl!

    Maybe try a light/medium protein treatment next week to see if it curbs the breakage.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Aww thanks KLP I think I'll try a light protein treatment again for the next wash day :)

    2. I was thinking the same thing as KLP. You may want to do a protein treatment. Your roller set came out great.

    3. Thanks Leah that's the plan for the next wash day, I hope it works...

  2. Your rollerset came out great! I love the CON conditioner.

    1. Thanku Harlem :) I love your blog!

  3. Your set is beautiful. Looks like you barely had shedding. That's great for 4 weeks.

    1. Thanku Rachelle! I guess I panick abit when I see shedding, still trying to figure out what the normal amount of shedding is for my hair before I shohld start getting worried...

  4. Your rollerset came out beautifully!

  5. Super cute roller set results girl!! :)


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