Wash day files: Diy hair masque and curls

00:50 Sandra N.U. 13 Comments

Hello you!
  It's another wash day wednesday and so I get to share how wash day went over the weekend. It's coming so late, midnight here, but I didn't get a holiday like most people in Nigeria today- I'm on call.

Alright, about wash day.
I was not in the mood for the usual smells of wash day- not the strong orange of the ORS conditioner, not the strong smoky smell of the PKO, none of it.
Solution: homemade hair masque.
I used half a large avocado+honey+olive oil+sunflower oil.
**Yes there's a new oil in rotation :) I thought it about time I hopped on this ceramide bandwagon for a bit.

I blended everything together and then passed it through a strainer to remove any particles. I've had bits left over in my hair before, not a good look.


  The result was this smooth, creamy, tasty (I ate my hair's food) smoothie that I slathered my hair with. I put in four big twists and covered for an hour with a plastic cap.
  Rinsed with warm water. It rinsed out easily and quickly, no mess.
Cowashed with Beauty Formulas Apricot conditioner and finger detangled with the help of the cool running water and the slip from the conditioner.
Tshirt dried for like 15 minutes. It hadn't dried as much as I would have liked but I had to speed things up, it was really late at night.
Leave-in: shea butter mix to lock in the moisture from the wash and help with styling.
Flexirods: I used 13 and slept with my head uncovered to hasten drying.


    The next day was the Savvy and Chic garden party and that's where I dashed off to right after taking down the rods.

My new growth doesn't take to curls as easily as the relaxed parts do.


How was your wash day?
Join the wash day experience, read and share. So sleepy...
Xx,
NGND






13 comments:

  1. That was a brilliant idea to strain your deep conditioning mask before using it. I would have never thought of that! I like your textured curly look. Do you think that you'd try flexi-rods again?

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Thanks KLP
      Yes definitely. They were one of my favourite curly tools before transitioning. I want to try them on hair stretched by threading

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  2. That hair masque looks yummy! The idea of straining the mixture before applying is brilliant! The curls look good too :)

    http://scarletgoal.wordpress.com/


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    1. Thanks Evalyne. I got the idea for straining the mix from another mixtress's blog

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  3. Your hair mask looks so smooth and creamy. Yay for ceramides! Where did you get the sunflower oil from?

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    1. I got a 1L bottle off the cooking oil aisle at the supermarket. It's in pretty much every one. If you're not up to going on the search you can order from buyam.com.ng. free delivery!

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  4. nice to know your wash day went fine.i have never done an avocado treatment before.would add that to my to-do list

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    1. It's really strengthening and moisturising. Would love to know how it goes for you

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  5. I would soooo spread that yummy blend on fresh sliced bread.

    You are transitioning gracefully, well done!

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    1. A fellow foodie. I actually do that but I leave out the honey, and I'm never patient enough to strain it. Lol

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  6. ohhhhh, that's how you got those lovely curls. I should try flexirods too. Never used rods of any kind on my hair so far.

    www.barbara1923.com

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    1. You should try them, with all that fantastic hair you have

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  7. I haven’t tried with rods yet. You see, I’ve been trying out the tutorials here on how to curl your hair with a straightener http://www.restylepro.com/blogs/news/18118135-how-to-curl-your-hair-with-a-straightener. But I’m still looking for options. Hehe Thanks!

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