Natural Hair Wash Day – What I Did And What I Used

By now you probably know that I’m pretty much a wash n’ go girl. Like I’ve said before, I don’t have much of a hair routine. I wash, condition, detangle, style minimally, dunzo. It isn’t because I‘m a low maintenance kind of girl. It’s primarily because I  don’t have the skill set. I wish I knew how to do dope twists and twist outs like Natural Chica and Naptural 85. I lack the ability and the finger dexterity and usually my twist outs come out looking uneven and raggedy.

This weekend, I looked at my hair and realized how very thirsty and tangled it had become. I was using a lot of mainstream drugstore brands with SLS, and I hadn’t taken the time to thoroughly deep treat my hair in weeks. My hair was getting super tangled at the back, and I’m leaving for a hair conference tomorrow. I have to represent!

Many of my natural hair expert friends through the years have told me that I need to do regular deep conditioning, hot oil, and steam treatments to keep my hair soft and moist and healthy. So today, I amped up the OIL factor for my hair, and I can so see the difference!

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Here’s what I used:

I pre-treated my hair with Karen’s Body Beautiful Secret Weapon Restorative Treatment. I applied it liberally to my roots, and parted my hair to apply it all throughout my hair. My hair responds really well to palm oil and coconut oil pre-shampoo treatments.

Then I “shampooed” with Ouidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleaning Oil – it’s a sulfate and paraben free foaming cleanser with an oil base that makes my scalp feel clean, not oily and gross. It makes my hair feel soft, nourished, and moisturized.

I did a little cocktailing when it came to conditioner. I love the texture of Cantu Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque For Damaged Hair. It helps make detangling with a wide toothed comb that much easier.

Then I applied Josie Maran Argan Oil Self Heating Hair Treatment, which is remarkable. Everything you love about a self-heating hot oil treatment, but infused with argan oil and of that Josie Maran quality.

I got my thorough detangle on. When I had detangled my hair but it was still soaking wet, I two-strand twisted my hair using a product that isn’t yet available to the public – I used Emily Jayne Hydrating Butter, Joan Morgan’s amazing new product that will be available Sept. 1st. What are the ingredients? Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Rose Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Beeswax, Carrot Seed Oil, Optiphen, Tocopherol – no parabens, no mineral oil, no petroleum. Get excited! Visit, and

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I slept with two strand twists and my handy dandy sleep stocking, and the next day when I untwisted it looked like this. I fluffed it with a little Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Serum.

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My hair feels absolutely brought back to life and it’s managing to stay frizz free for now. That’s my wash day step-by-step. See any of your favorite products? Anything you’re looking to try?

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