Wash Day After Wig Removal

Ok this post is going to be a bit of a picture overload but I was in the mood to mess with my graphics software so please humor me! After 3 weeks with the wig I’ve finally taken it down today with no intention of re-installing. Understandably I’m missing my hair so my wash day today was more eventful than it’s been for the past few weeks.

I prepood with the Extraordinary hair oil while taking down the braids yesterday. I didn’t really finger detangle them like I usually do. I just smoothed the hair downwards with my hands full of the oil.

I then sprayed mane and tail detangler to each section before braiding back up again. The tangles melted away without me having to rake through with my fingers which was a positive because I didn’t lose much hair to breakage. On the other hand, I didn’t feel that I had completely got rid of all the shed hair I amassed in the weeks my hair had been braided.

Finger detangled hair

I shampooed my hair with curls unleashed sulfate free poo and deep conditioned with a mix of elvive triple resist hair mask, sheilo hydrate conditioner and a teaspoon of pure hydrolyzed keratin (I just happened to have some on hand!).

I deep conditioned with heat for 15 minutes and let the conditioner sit in my hair for a further hour while I did some housework.

Hair full of conditioner

After rinsing, I detangled one section at a time and applied some ORS olive oil heat protection serum and stretch blow dried my hair. It was while blow drying that the rest of the shed hair fell out, quite a large handful actually!

Stretch blow dried hair

My styles for the week are either a bun or ponytail, moisturize and seal daily and no combs.

Bun and ponytail

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  • Selena

    OMG you haaaaaair!!!

  • Becky

    Very pretty. Do you think this would be a good weekly regimen or are you against weekly heat usage?

    • Only if you are natural and even then only if you know what you are doing, that is to say you should already have a good regimen and you are retaining length monthly. Weekly heat when you are relaxed is a recipe for disaster.

  • Hairchica

    Did you do a length check, what length would you say you are now?

    • I didn't do an official length check because my hair wasn't completely straight but I did have a sneaky look. I'm a whisker away from waist length!

  • Deedee

    Very nice, your hair is so thick and lush. Are you a 3c?

    • Nope, 4a. If you take a look at my gallery you will see my hair au naturel straight after the big chop

  • AHHHHHH that bun is giving me extreme hair envy!