My Latest Wash Day… #WashDayExperience

I’ve been bad with my hair. I went another week without washing again. However, based on the lack of shed hair and how smooth and silky my hair felt on Sunday after washing and drying, etc, I don’t think it hurt it too much 🙂

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I chose to dye my hair today, and I knew I wanted a reddish tone, so I went with my go-to brand and color, Dark and Lovely Red Hot Rhythm. It processed in my hair for 20 minutes, and then I hopped into the shower to rinse it all out until the water ran clear, and then some. I have never had major bleeding issues with this dye, and I wasn’t starting anytime soon!

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Next I applied the conditioner that came with the dye, and I seriously squeezed the ENTIRE tube into my hair! After rinsing, I co-washed with my new favorite, VO5 Tea Therapy Blackberry Sage Tea Conditioner. It left my hair feeling absolutely wonderful. I need to pick up more before Kroger stops their awesome sale price (I can’t seem to find this particular one at CVS or Walgreens, and I hate going to Walmart if I dont have to make the drive).

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I decided to blow dry my hair since I haven’t in some time, and I applied my leave-ins beforehand. Before that though, I spritzed my scalp with Apple Cider Vinegar + Water, then sprayed each section with Aussie Hair Insurance and detangled. After drying, I straightened my hair and applied my Cantu Shea Butter and some coconut oil to seal. My hair was happy! I then applied Eco Styler gel to my edges and brushed it back, and tied them down with my scarf (thanks Jen @ Just Grow Already for this awesome tip!)

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Now for the awesome hair pics…. *drum roll*

Talk about “need to fix that” in the back. That hair tends to shrink up badly and make my back appear less full. It’s definitely not thin city back there at all. However, my ends are no longer fried and dry, and way more manageable.  My hair came out so silky and felt SO GOOD against my fingers. I couldn’t stop touching it, but I knew I had to.

 

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I chose to braid my hair for the night so I could have curls the next day:

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Thanks so much for reading!

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7 thoughts on “My Latest Wash Day… #WashDayExperience

      • Lydz says:

        Only buy 100% natural henna there is a company called Nupur that has good quality henna. It should be ground and green in colour some have other natural products added to them just make sure everything listed in the ingredients is 100% natural. Anything that says black henna, burgundy henna, orange henna is not natural those ones are hair dyes with a tiny bit of henna added to them. Henna can be mixed with plain water, or if you want a stronger colour you can add cold black tea, vinegar or lemon to it then leave for a couple of hours for the dye to release then apply the paste it should be thick and easy to apply not runny. I sometimes add natural plain yoghurt to my henna mix. It is trial and error when it comes to mixing henna just find what you are comfortable with and stick to that.

        Here is a Youtube tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cGygI_Rn90

        Here’s a link for Natural henna on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Godrej-Nupur-Mehendi-Powder-150-gram/dp/B001T7APMG

    • Natasha @ Sew Short and Crafty says:

      I applied to my whole bid head haha. I actually saturated the roots near the front and it still isn’t very different in color there. It mostly took wherever I lightened my hair months ago. Boo. But at least it still looks decent.

      I am trying to get pictures of my braid out, but for some reason iCloud is being silly and I can’t access the pictures from my phone on my laptop at the moment. Boo again.

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