Thursday, 21 May 2015

Wash Day - Change of Plans

The best laid plans and all that, I had good intentions for this wash day but the "delightful" English weather had other plans.
I oiled my scalp with ORCO and applied some to the strands the night before all ready to follow last weeks routine of Pre-poo - School run - Wash - Deep Condish - School run - Rinse and Style buuutttt things went skewiff.
I successfully applied my pre-poo (Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner and Sweet Almond Oil), Put my hair in a bun and tied my trusty slim scarf round the front and went on my merry way.... 5 minutes into the school run (or scoot as it's become) the heavens opened and down came rain... alot of it.
By the time I went to school and back I was drenched! There was no way I was gonna wash my hair after that....and go back out in the rain.
I thought the best thing to do was to leave the conditioner on my hair until evening, rinse it out and do a cowash as I wouldn't be doing my deep condish and didn't want the shampoo remove all the moisture. I used Pantene Truly Natural Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner - LOVE this cowash!!
I realised my ACV was finished (bah!) so I had to leave out the acv rinse and just did the last wash with cool water. (I was a chicken and hopped out the shower and just held my head under the water NOT my whole body lol).

I removed the excess water with a vest then rubbed some Organic Raw Coconut Oil through my hair.

I wanted to use my new purchases to see how they worked in a wash and go (erm wash and style and sleep) so grabbed my Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding and Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme, I sectioned my hair into 4, then worked in subsections. I mixed/rubbed the two products together in my hand (The directions on the tubs suggests adding the butter to the pudding for "custom blend" to get "even greater curl definition, elongation and moisturization") I am really liking these two products so far.
I applied Eco Styler Krystal Styling Gel from root to tip smoothing with my fingers. I smoothed a small amount of JBCO and ORCO and moved on to the next section. When my whole head was done, I let it air dry for a while. I couldn't stop touching my hair to see if it had dried!! I also kept playing with the curls... even though I know it will cause frizz!! Ugh I had to distract myself with 'Sims Freeplay' to stop lol.
When my hair was almost dry (some parts where completely dry and some slightly damp but I had to go to sleep) I banded the curls into two "bandtails" - I don't know what to call them as they aren't exactly pigtails or ponytails haaaaa - slicked some gel on my hairline/edges and tied with my scarf.

I'm hoping my hair won't cry at me with all the omissions to my wash routine (no tea rinse, no acv rinse, no deep condish mix..... I think that's all).

Here's my day 2 and 3 hair:

I'm really loving my curly fro, I don't know if my hair is becoming more curly, training itself to hold a curly style, or changing texture altogether but I am noticing that my curls are becoming more defined. Maybe it's the added length that's stretching it down. Anywhoo I am enjoying wearing my hair curly.

I'm joining the Wash Day Experience fun again this week:

The Wash Day Experience


  1. Yayy to co-washes and boo to miserable UK skies! I also bought the beautiful textures mousse and pudding, you're making me look forward to using them, did your hair have any residue after using the pudding?

    1. Hi Becca K, yep the UK skies have been drizzling on and off all week.
      My hair didn't have any residue from the pudding. It really worked well. I used it in my eldest son's hair too and worked great.
      I hope it works well for you too also the mousse.

  2. My little cousin uses Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding and it smells soooooooooo good! I mean---the scent alone has it on my to-buy list! LOL. How to you like the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner? I'd tried to use it as a pre-poo and my hair wasn't impressed.

    Thanks for joining the #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Hi KLP!! Yess!! the smell is divine.
      I know what you mean about using the SMC&HC&S Conditioner as a pre-poo. It was ok but I love it as a rinse out a leave in for wash and go's much better. I used it as a pre-poo mainly because it doesn't make my hair white and too wet looking as I was going out with it in my hair.

  3. wow... your curl definition looks pretty awesome. I've had my eye on the Shea Moisture Conditioner you used since I love the Curl Enhancing Smoothie so much. How do you like the conditioner?

    1. Hi Danielle Bee, Thanks!!
      I love the conditioner. I use it as a leave in for wash and go's as the smoothie didn't blend well with my gel for some reason. I wish I didn't love the SM goodies so much as the price is kinda high but I do lol. Oh well I'll have to try and use them sparingly - not easy when my hair drinks it up :)


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