Wash day files: with just two products

22:55 Naija girl next door 10 Comments

   Hello people!
Hope you're getting as much rest as I am today. I woke up this morning and had the luxury of going back to sleep. Ha! Bliss. I'm on call tomorrow though.

    Now, about wash day. Fam, it was the simplest ever and I wasn't cutting corners either, honest.
I used just two products and an oil.

The weather has been playing tricks on my hair lately: serious dryness, and even my usually docile scalp became itchy before this wash.
   My goals this wash day were moisture and a happy, calm scalp.

Product 1. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque. It cleanses, deep conditions and specifically deals with itchy scalps. This was my second time using it. I parted my hair into sections and misted each one with water before working it into my hair and scalp. Then I covered with a plastic cap, a shower cap and a large towel to keep it toasty while I sat in bed for the 40 minutes I wanted to spend dc'ing.
Thing is, I had been scratching my scalp prior to wash day and it began smarting during the process.
By the 10-minute mark, my foot was tapping the floor.
20 minutes- I couldn't believe I had spent just 20 minutes.
30 minutes- I was squirming with discomfort.
35 minutes- I took off all the layers to let in fresh air and promptly hopped in the shower!

Rinsed with lukewarm water. The smarting stopped and my hair was oh so soft! I mean, I was running my hands through 13 months' worth of kinks attached to relaxed hair. Even my scalp stopped acting up and I was ready to forgive everything.
Dried with a towel and left it there for 15 minutes. My hair tshirt mysteriously disappeared and I wasn't ready to sacrifice any more of my beloved tshirts.
Product 2. Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner. The combo of the masque and this conditioner... wow. My hair was lush.
 I sealed with jojoba oil. I'm still new to this oil but I like it. Not greasy, not dry, just right.
That's all.

My hair was still damp when I put it up in this bun:
Surprisingly, it hadn't dried several hours later when I took down the bun for bedtime, meaning that my hair was really retaining moisture. Goody!

The next day my coils were still soft and shiny.

Such an easy wash day, but so effective.
How was yours? Catch up with other wash day posts here. Mwaaah!


  1. I'm always so jealous of an easy breezy wash day. I haven't had one of those in a looong time.lol Love that nice full bun too!

  2. I love the simplicity! You went straight to the point with what you wanted to achieve this wash day. Your bun is so huge! :-)

    1. Ikr! I live for simple and quick wash days. Thanks for stopping by Kristal

  3. Looove your hair texture. Make sure you're careful with a product that stings when you use it!

  4. Easy Washdays rock!
    Since you've used the masque twice, how many more uses do you think you'll be getting out of the tub?

    1. I've barely made a dent in the tub. I'm really lighthanded with products cos my hair saturates easily...
      ...so 5-6 uses?

  5. Wow, I wish I could have a wash day that is just as easy. I'm going to try that. Happy New Year! - culturedmisprint.blogspot.com