Wash Day Files: The All-in-one Clay MasqueHey people, how's it going?
Wash day happened on sunday evening. On Sunday morning I had the worst hair day of my life. My hair was just doing everything but what I wanted it to do. I wasn't even trying to force it into a particular style, I just wanted to get it into ANY style it would allow. But no, hair was kicking and screaming like a big, fat baby.
I ended up having to restrain it with a scarf as a last resort.
Lately I've been experiencing shedding and breakage- I'm talking I have to sweep up hair each time I style it, not pick up hair o; sweep. Am I a sheep?
My goals this wash day were:
1. Get my hair under control before I lose it.
Special agent: bentonite clay.
I had used it only once before, read here. I didn't have the best time with it that time but that's because I made some mistakes. What it did do was make my coils clump together, thus toning down the volume.
2. Stop the breakage and shedding.
Special agent: egg.
It has never failed me.
Process: I mixed some bentonite clay with warm water to make a fluidy paste, then added honey + olive oil + sunflower oil.
I got this tip from AB of The Kink And I after my last clay experience. I had issues rinsing it out and she commented that she found that adding honey made it rinse out properly, and she also adds oils for slip, and to make it a deep conditioning masque. You know I'm all for packing several steps into one.
Lastly I added an egg.
So ya see- this was a do-it-all masque:
Cleansing- bentonite clay cleanses and detoxifies
Deep conditioning- Honey and oils
Protein treatment- Egg
Check check check. POW!
The consistency at this point though... I was like, Sandra what kind of clay soup have you made now? Lol. I added a little more clay to thicken it.
My hands were messy from the moment I started so I couldn't take pictures. So sorry.
I applied it to my hair in sections and put each away in a bantu knot before moving on to the next. I covered with a plastic cap and then a shower cap and let it be for an hour while I caught up with my blog reading.
Rinsed: with lukewarm water. It rinsed out very well, no problems. Thanks AB :D
My hair felt goood: strong and soft and conditioned all at once. *shaky bumbum!*
Tshirt dried: 30 minutes.
|Both pictures were before leave-ins. Yeeeah|
I put my hair in bantu knots and covered with a scarf.
Next morning I had happy happy hair that I pinned up and kept touching at random moments at work. Meanwhile the smell of wet earth stayed in my hair until yesterday. Can't say that I mind, my hair and I had kissed and made up.
How was your wash day? Has any tip you've ever gotten changed the game for you?
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