Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Amla Wash day!



I took out my jumbo cornrows at about two and a half weeks post installation. They held on pretty well but were starting to look untidy so out they went. The plan was to wash my hair the following day and I even prepooed overnight with a leave in conditioner in readiness for this. But then things happened and my hair was never washed that weekend and before you know it, it was another week so I ended up bunning the entire week and washed the following Friday evening! Am I the only one who sometimes plans wash days but things just conspire to make it not happen lol anyway thankfully my hair was not too dirty just product build up from my leave in braid spray and amla oil mix, and hair gel during the bun week. I think this may be the longest I have gone without washing my hair since I started my healthy hair journey; it was 3 weeks and counting by the time I finally got round to wash it and my scalp was starting to let me know it.


Wash day, I shampooed, detangled with regular conditioner first then deep conditioned with this Amla Replenishing Hair Mask sachet from Dark and Lovely that I had picked up on a whim from my local beauty supply store. Loved it! It has a lovely scent that lingered all over the house and bathroom even after rinsing out and best of all it left my hair feeling very soft and conditioned this is a win so easy to comb through without any other product applied post rinsing! I left it on for just about two hours in which time I gave myself a much needed DIY facial and pedicure as my hair was conditioning. I will definitely repurchase it I hope they have a tub available because I reckon that would be more value for money in the long term. I only bought one sachet and it was just about enough, two would have been much better. I need to stop underestimating the current thickness of my hair; I guess it’s a hang up from always having had fine thin hair I thought one sachet would be enough but alas my newly thick texlaxed tresses think otherwise. Hair rinsed I t-shirt blotted my hair dry applied my leave in cream, sealed with coconut oil and then had it blow dried a little to stretch it. I applied my Amla oil mix on my scalp the following day and styled. This Dark and Lovely Amla Replenishing Hair Mask is a sure keeper definitely going to repurchase it.



The Wash Day Experience

12 comments:

  1. Your hair has become really thick. You can get the amla mask in a tub. I also love it a lot!

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    1. Thanks Abena! Oh great the conditiner comes in a tub! Will definitely look out for it next time I am out hair product shopping.

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  2. Your hair has thicken up nicely.

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  3. Hi Lydz. I see that you used it as a deep conditioner. I will definitely try that next time. We have the tub available here in SA. I will but the sachet once more before i move on to the tub

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    1. Yes i did thanks for stopping by:)

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  4. It is hard to wash your hair while wearing cornrows as a protective style. That can result in them looking less neat like you said. But almost 3 weeks without manipulating the hair is good. You hair looks so full though.

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    1. So true cornrows are the hardest longterm protective style to wash. Thanks for stopping by Nerline:)

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  5. Look at all that fullness and thickness. I've been wanting to ask you this,did you dye your hair as well?


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    1. Thanks Dup zzy! No i did not dye my hair but when I take photos indoors due to lack of natural light my hair tends to come out looking almost jet black when it's actually reddish brown at the moment thanks to repeated henna applications.

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  6. Glad it worked so well for you. My hair doesnt like it :-(. Your hair is so sleek and shiny Lydz!

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    1. Sorry to hear that Bee:( Thanks for the compliment:)

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