Wash Day: Cornrow Prep

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.

Y/N Products Used Notes
Pre-poo Y Coconut Oil Overnight
Shampoo Y Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Dandruff Shampoo
Kenra MS
Moisture Y Kenra MC
Protein Y UBH Deep Conditioner Hair felt strong
Leave-In Y Lacio Lacio
Keracare Essential Oil
Drying Method Blowdry
Trim Y Less than 1cm

Author: Vogue

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