This wash day was all about economizing time. I was a bit busy over the weekend so I didn’t want to spend too much time with my wash routine. I started this wash day on Sunday afternoon around 3:30 and finished around 7 p.m. After my perm rod set, I was quite happy about the time. Here’s what happened . . .
(1) Pre-poo and detangle: Naptural85 recently posted a DIY conditioner using fenugreek powder. Normally, I’m not a fan of putting food in my hair. I was pretty turned off when I saw a friend brush out avocado from her hair after trying a DIY conditioner. No, thank you. When I saw Whitney’s video, I placed my reservations aside and decided to try it. I noticed some breakage during the week so I decided the throw an egg in as well. Whitney recommended sieving the mixture but my sieve has very tiny holes and I wasn’t able to sieve it well.
Using seven sections, I detangled using my seamless comb. I applied the DIY conditioner and covered it with a plastic bag. I kept it covered for 20 minutes without heat. No cooked egg in my hair, thanks. 🙂 I applied it sparingly and kept the rest in the freezer. I noticed some of the fenugreek powder while I was applying it so I didn’t put braids in. I wanted to make sure that I washed it all out.
(2) Shampoo and coffee rinse: I washed my hair twice using diluted Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo and peppermint essential oil. Then, I rinsed with coffee and rinsed the coffee out after 5 minutes. I used my turbie twist to dry for about 10 minutes.
(3) Deep conditioning and ACV rinse: I used Hairveda Sitrinillah as my deep conditioner. I kept it on for 30 minutes + heat. I rinsed out the conditioner with cool water and did an ACV rinse. I kept the ACV on for about 2 minutes and rinsed again with cold water. Then, I used a t-shirt to dry my hair for 15 minutes.
(4) Leave-ins and styling: I applied my leave-ins (Aphogee Keratin Restructurizer and Giovanni Direct Leave-in) and sealed it with my oil mix. I braided my hair using ORS Wrap/Set lotion and curled the ends using perm rods. There were 10 braids total. I allowed it to dry overnight and I took them down the next morning. Styled and voilà.
This was one the fastest wash days that I’ve had in a while. 😀 Usually, the styling is what takes the bulk of the time.
How was your wash day? What are some ways you reduce the time spent on wash day?
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