Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Pre Birthday Wash


I went back to a conventional wash day for yesterday's wash; if you have been reading my recent wash day posts then you will know that I deep condition on damp hair first then shampoo which is the reverse of what most people’s wash days are like. Yesterday I felt like going back to old habits. I pre pooed with sunflower seed oil from the kitchen this was actually a spur of the moment decision I had gone in to get an orange saw the oil sitting there and was like hmmmm I can actually pre poo with this so I did. After pre pooing I shampooed twice with black silk shampoo I hadn’t washed my hair in almost two weeks out of sheer laziness and lack of motivation and it showed in the brown water that came with the first shampoo rinse. Shampoo done I deep conditioned with body heat while working out for about 30 minutes then rinsed.

For some reason I did not comb my hair through before shampooing like I usually do big mistake! I had knots and tangles everywhere some parts were almost matted the horror! I started detangling with the aid of my conditioner in the shower but got frustrated and gave up because I couldn’t see what I was doing I have never had such a hard time detangling since I started my hair journey. I had to stop detangling and that was the best decision ever because if I had continued I would have lost a lot of hair, so I rinsed the conditioner out and t-shirt dried till damp. I then sprayed on my leave in conditioner and then sat down in front of the mirror to detangle in sections. I finger parted and held the other sections back with hair clips I applied coconut oil to each section it provided great slip for detangling, then proceeded to first finger detangle gently and then when I was satisfied I combed through to make sure there were no more knots left. I did this for my entire head it took a while but I am glad that I was patient and took the time because I ended up losing very little hair in the process. Detangling done I oiled my scalp with my oil blend and then made 6 braids to be worn as a curly braid out the next day. This wash day resulted in a few empties and I am so looking forward to going product shopping!
( Image Source) Cupcakes for everyone!
In other news today just happens to be my birthday:) I have some real lovely friends one sent me a message asking if I had a paypal account and I ask why and she goes like I want to make a deposit for your birthday and I am like you don’t have to and she insists seeing as we don’t currently live in the same country that was her birthday present to me so I could get myself anything I wanted with the money totally awesome and unexpected!!! FYI according to the Ethiopian calendar we are in the year 2007 and that is the calendar I am going by:)
braidout
 

The Wash Day Experience

17 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Lydz! Your friend is the sweetest!
    Sorry to hear about your wash day, happy you managed to save it in the end, tangles and knots bring tears to my eyes!
    P.S Year 2007 is working great with me too!!

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    1. Thanks babe! Heres to being seven years younger:)

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  2. Happy Birthday Lydz!!! #septemberbabies

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    1. Thanks Tomes! September babies rock!

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday chica! I cant wait to see your fluffy braidout!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Thanks KLP will try and post a pic so recheck this post soonest:)

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  4. Happy belated Birthday! You have such a sweet friend.

    http://scarletgoal.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks Evalyne she is sure is a great friend and thanks for stopping by too:)

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    1. Thanks Joyce! Umepotea sana mrembo!

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  6. Happy Bday!!! I'm sorry about the tangles but so glad you didn't lose much hair.

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    1. Thanks babe! I was so relieved not to have lost so much hair.

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