I ended up having an unexpected wash day over the weekend due to some wind and a kid with sand. So I didn't feel like being disciplined and do a full blown-out wash day and opted for a co-wash day instead. My relaxed hair at 13 weeks post and I are so glad I did.
Pre-pooed: I have to admit, no matter how quick I want my wash to be I can't bear to skip a pre-poo. I sectioned my hair off into five sections and an oil mix of sunflower and coconut oil. I detangled, put on a plastic cap and sat under my hooded dryer for 15 minutes. I then quickly went and applied a keratin conditioner on top of the heated oil, put back on my plastic cap, and sat under the dryer again for another 15 minutes. My hair felt great after rinsing.
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Cleansed/co-washed: I used Thermafuse HeatSmart Serum Condition for this and then followed up with a green tea rinse.
Deep conditioned: After the green tea rinse I applied Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner left it for about 5 minutes, and then rinsed with cool water. My hair was still feeling great - soft and strong.
Leave In and sealant: I t-shirt dried then applied Pantene Moisture Mist Detangler. Next I applied Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave In that I mixed with a little sunflower oil.
Since my hair seemed to like, not love, the Suave Natural Infusions Moisturizing Conditioner I opted to return to my trusted oil pre-poo. I'm so glad I did as my hair was moisturized and shiny and didn't seem to lack anything even though I rushed through the wash. In fact, I think this was probably the best wash day I've had in a while.
The green tea rinses seem to be working as I'm noticing less and less shedding every wash day and if I detangle properly and keep my hair detangled between washes I don't have much shedding outside the normal.