Still aiming for stretched and detangled new growth, I opted for a flexirod set (click here for my tutorial
) after last week's blow out
. Putting my hair on the flexi rods forces me to go throughout my entire head in small sections to detangle, thus ensuring that I remove the shed hairs.
My Wash Day.
It started with an overnight pre-poo using Chi Infra Treatment
, olive oil
and castor oil
. The next morning I rinsed and cowashed with As I Am Coconut Cleansing CoWash Conditioner
. The Silk Elements KeraMinerals Smoothing Conditioner
was my deep conditioner. Over the last few weeks, I've been sampling the other deep conditioners
from my last haul and boy have I missed this DC. Just like I remembered it is so wonderful to my hair and the slip was great for detangling under running water. I air dried with a T-shirt, then proceeded to set my hair on yellow flexi rods applying Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Leave-in
and ORS Smooth~n~Hold Pudding
to my hair. (I'm not sure that I mentioned this before but I am loving the EQP Olive Oil Mango Butter Leave-in!)
I chose to use end papers this time because the ends of my hair weren't staying wrapped around the flexirod and this was a great way to secure them. Plus, I was pretty sure that I would be going under the hooded dryer at some point to speed up drying time and wanted to protect my ends from the heat. Once my hair dried, I removed the flexi rods and carefully separated each spiral into 2 to 3 separate spirals for added volume. Finally, I massaged my scalp to blur the parts and make it look like the spirals grow from my scalp like this and voila!
Mid-week Refresh. Before this wash day, I did the GHE/Baggy method to moisturize my hair since I couldn't squeeze in an extra cowash. I moisturized with the Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Treatment and sealed with my Olive Oil/Castor Oil mix, then went to bed with a plastic cap and satin scarf. I woke up with damp hair and so I sprayed my hair with Aphogee Green Tea and Keratin Restructurizer before putting my hair into a low ponytail.
Labels: 6 Month Stretch, Flexi Rods, Low Manipulation Styles, My Relaxed Hair, Stretching Relaxers, Wash Day