I declare….I cannot wait until I get a grip on my itchy scalp situation so I can return to my once a week wash days. It seems like I am doing something with my hair in the shower every four to five days lately. #sheesh
Since I am low on all my Shea Moisture products, I decided to test out some of my Aubrey Organics products I bought on Black Friday on this wash day. I am STILL waiting for that doggone Knot Genie to arrive (customer service said they were on back order because of Black Friday but assured me that I will receive my order early next week). At least I got to use my Hot Head deep conditioning cap twice tonight. #soinlovewiththisthing Here’s how tonight’s wash day session went down:
- Pre-pooed hair with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner + Olive Oil. Covered hair with a plastic bag and Hot Head cap for 2 hrs. Rinsed thoroughly with warm water.
- Shampooed scalp with Aubrey Organics Tea Tree & Primrose Shampoo (0.5 oz of shampoo diluted with water in an applicator bottle). I made sure I massaged entire scalp area to remove build up and oils. Unfortunately, the massage turned into me vigorously scratching my scalp. #darnnails The shampoo smelled really good like lemongrass (exactly what it said on the bottle) although I was not able to generate a good lather (probably diluted the shampoo too much). Rinsed hair and t-shirt dried for 5 minutes.
- Rinsed scalp/hair five times with organic green tea (Harris Teeter brand, 1 bag steeped in 16 oz of water for 10 hours). Let sit for 5 minutes before t-shirt drying excess liquid for 5 minutes. My hair did not feel as straw like as it did the first time I did the green tea rinse (perhaps different brand, different results?).
- Deep conditioned with Aubrey Organics Island Naturals Conditioner + Olive Oil, focusing on the ends instead of the scalp. This stuff smells sooooooo good! Very tropical. The consistency is not as thick as I would have liked so I had to use a little more on my hair than usual to get a decent coverage. Although not a deep conditioner, I decided to use the Island Naturals Conditioner as one since I am very low on my Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque. Covered hair with plastic bag and Hot Head cap for 20 minutes (heated the cap 60/60/45 seconds in the microwave instead of 60/60/30 as stated in the instructions). My hair was not as soft as when I use the Shea Moisture Masque. Not sure if it’s because I used a regular conditioner to deep condition or because I deep conditioned for a shorter period of time. Might have to stick with the Shea Moisture Masque. Detangled each section with fingers and denman brush under water to elongate hair and remove shed strands. Shedding was minimal. I re-twisted each section once completed. Did a final rinse to make sure all conditioner had been removed before doing a quick cool rinse. T-shirt dried for 5 minutes.
- Did a ACV rinse over my scalp with the applicator bottle. Did not rinse. T-shirt dried hair for 30 minutes.
- Spritzed lightly with moisturizing spritz and applied homemade Shea Butter mix to LOC hair.
- Twisted hair into chunky sections and covered hair for the night.
The verdict: My hair definitely did not feel as soft as I thought it should at the end of the wash process. Nevertheless, it felt really smooth from the cool rinse, ACV rinse, and aloe vera juice in my new batch of moisturizing spritz. My scalp feels sooooo incredible that I could just do a victory dance all around this living room. Hopefully with the addition of aloe vera juice in my moisturizing spritz, I can maintain this feeling until the end of next week. I plan to continue using my spritz twice a day to keep my hair moisturized underneath my wig.
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