Wash Day: Cornrow Prep
Last wash day I focused on eliminating the excessive shedding that had plagued me over the last few weeks. After prepooing with coconut oil overnight and leaving it in until the evening time, I gave my hair a good wash. First I lathered with some Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Dandruff Shampoo to help curb the itchies I was experiencing. Let that sit on my hair for a few minutes then rinsed and lathered again with Kenra Moisturizing Shampoo. Once all the shampoo was rinsed it was time for a little Kenra MC to detangle. I usually try to detangle before any kind of protein condish or treatment to avoid a mass of tangles afterward. A lot of hair was shed, but that no doubt was due to the fact that my hair was in cornrows all week and therefore was not combed. I was therefore losing a week’s worth of shedded hair and for that reason I didn’t even bat an eye at the amount of hair in the shower.
I then decided to try a product that had been sitting in my hair stash for some time – UBH Deep Conditioner. It felt very invigorating on my scalp. As per the instructions I covered my hair with a plastic cap and deep conditioned with heat for about 30 mins. After rinsing my hair felt stronger. To balance the protein however, I subsequently applied a good helping of Kenra MC and again sat under the dryer for about 20 mins. Afterward, my hair was easier to comb through and detangle.
As I was preparing to have my hair braided, I didn’t bother with a rollerset. Instead I applied Lacio Lacio and Kenra Essential Oils and blow dried on a low setting. My hair felt good and there was no breakage or shedding. The ends were a little scraggedy so those were promptly trimmed. Overall a good wash. No mishaps this time around.
Below I’m introducing my Wash Day Summary. It’ll let me take a quick glance back at my wash day routines without having to read the entire post.
|Shampoo||Y||Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Dandruff Shampoo
|Protein||Y||UBH Deep Conditioner||Hair felt strong|
Keracare Essential Oil
|Trim||Y||Less than 1cm|