Wash Day Files: Prepping for the hairdresser

23:40 Naija girl next door 7 Comments

Hi people!
I hope you had as fantastic a weekend as I did. I was in Benin city for my friend Monica's wedding (Congrats again Mo! HML) and I had the best time. I was a bridesmaid so you know there's a hair story coming up in my next post. However, this wash day was related to it.

   I was told that we the bridesmaids would be wearing a sew-in weave. I haven't had one since January and before the news, I didn't think it would happen in the forseeable future. Ah well, plans change.
 I had a busy week ahead and my trip was set for friday so I had wash day on tuesday.  
 To strengthen my hair against manipulation I wanted a protein treatment so wash day was about that.
Wash- with my CON argan oil shampoo. I didn't prepoo because I wanted gunk-free hair for my protein treatment. I wrapped my wet hair in a towel until it was just damp.
Protein treatment- one large egg + mustard oil. I applied in very small sections to make sure no strand was left out. I would do a section, two-strand twist it and move to the next. Covered with a plastic cap for 30 minutes.
co-wash- Beauty Formulas Apricot conditioner. The twists made it sooo easy to get at my scalp and roots. I'll try this method more often.
Tshirt dried for 30 minutes, hair was damp when I applied my leave - ins.
Leave - ins : L : L'ozrael Hair Rescue
                    C : my minty shea butter cream
                     O : coconut and olive oil mix
Detangled with my fingers and then a wide toothed comb.
Stretched my hair by threading, put on a satin scarf and was done.
The next day I undid the threads and this time I didn't use a comb to separate the sections (whoop!)
Just beginning to separate the sections
I just applied a little more oil to my fingers and it all fluffed out nicely. I wanted to avoid tangles by all means so I didn't fuss afterward. I put my hair in a ponytail with a hair elastic and wrapped it up in a big bun with no pins, just tucked the ends under.

     Later in the day it started to unravel and I had to keep putting it back in place. I should have used pins, silly me.
The day after was thursday. The day I got the weave installed (Read this with an action movie soundtrack playing in the background. No seriously.)
Post coming up.
How was your wash day ladies? Join the wash day experience here.


  1. Your bun looks nice. I'm looking forward to reading what happens next. I hope they didn't mess up your hair.

  2. Well hello seriously fluffy and full bun! It's nice to meet ya! LOL. I can't want to hear more about this sew in...I pray that it went well!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  3. Your hair is beautiful huni...can't wait for my hair to get so long.. I love your wash day regime..not too complicated. Nice


    1. Hello Moby :) it will, just care and patience. I try to keep wash day simple so it doesn't start to feel like a chore

  4. I love weddings, so can't wait to read up on what you did with your hair, coz that hair is look great!