So, I’m sharing two different wash days with different products, slightly different methods and different results.
Wash Day 1: featuring Shanyi Organics and Darcy’s Botanicals
Detangled with a light spritz of water followed by some olive oil. I washed with Shanyi Organics shampoo, a home grown brand #buynaija. Deep conditioned with Darcy’s Botancals deep conditioning masque. You can find out about my first impressions here. Leave-in: Shanyi Organics Moisturiser, sealed with coconut oil.
| I put in medium-sized twists and bantu-knotted the bottom half of each twist. I should have gripped the roots a little firmer.|
I really should have kept my hands out of my hair and kept separation minimal but nooo, I had to mess it up and create frizz. Sigh.
Wash Day 2: featuring rhassoul clay and Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle
Clay masques are the ultimate wash day cheat because you get to cleanse and deep condition in one step. This time I used rhassoul clay. I’ve also used bentonite clay in the past. I made a spreadable paste of rhassoul clay, water, apple cider vinegar, honey and olive oil. I rinsed after am hour and Fam, the curls were POPPING. As I’ve said, my phone camera is hopeless at night. Who wants to dash me a DSLR camera? I’ll cook you the meal of your life.
I used my sister’s Darcy’s Botanicals Peach Kernel leave-in and sealed with a little coconut oil. Styled with my Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle. 'Til then I had only used it to smooth my edges.
I twisted my hair and bantu-knotted only the very ends.
Just Grow Already and simply pulled each one down gently to increase the volume a little. It helped but I still had to fluff the roots a little because I don’t like scalp showing.
No frizz this time and I was glad, but as the day wore on, my hair started to expand in volume and shrink in length.
|Twistout after two hours|
|Twistout after 6 hours- big hair. See that vertical one in the centre? That’s my most gravity-defying section|
At Night, my hair looked nothing like my morning twistout but it stayed soft and very moisturised. I count that as a win.
|Twistout after 9 hours|
How has your hair been?