It's time for another wash day post. And this week I participated in the third Wash Day Experience theme of Smooth Sailing: share your methods for achieving your smoothest results. I'm really excited about the theme this week because I can't wait to see the tips and tricks from other posters. To participate in the Smooth Sailing theme I used the last of my Thermafuse Smooth Balance Shampoo and Conditioner, t-shirt dried, did a hot oil treatment, incorporated ceramides, and used Thermafuse HeatSmart Serum to seal. I also broke out the Caruso Steam Rollers (gasp!). You'll have to continue reading to see the results.
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Pre-pooAs per my regimen, I started with a pre-poo. There's no way I could get a smooth look without it. As last week, I did a hot oil treatment, but this time I only used sunflower oil which is a ceramide oil. With my hair in five sections, I applied the oil first, then Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner, and put my on Hot Head heating cap for 30 minutes. Deep conditioning, especially with heat, as my pre-poo has been very beneficial for my hair. It also cuts done on the getting in and out of the shower that occurs when deep conditioning after cleansing.
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CleanseI used the last of my Thermafuse Smooth Balance Shampoo. My hair likes this shampoo as it clarifies, moisturizes, and smooths my strands without them feeling stripped. While I really like this shampoo, it's not budget friendly for me (it runs about $25+ for 10 oz), so I'll be looking for something that provides similar results, but costs less.
ConditionFor this step I was supposed to do a green tea rinse and then apply Thermafuse Smooth Balance Conditioner on top, but despite the green tea being right in front of my, I went right for the conditioner. With a shrug of my shoulders, I finished applying the conditioner and left it on for about five minutes. Next I did the green tea rinse and applied L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner since green tea has a slight drying effect on my hair.
Leave In and sealantAfter rinsing I t-shirt dried for about 30 minutes, applied Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave In that I mixed with Thermafuse HeatSmart Serum.
DryIt was late in the evening when I started washing, so by the time I was done it was past my bedtime and my hair was nowhere near dry. Let me tell you, I was so glad I had a hooded drier. I plugged that thing in and sat under it for about an hour, cross wrapped my hair, and went to bed. In the morning my strands looked and felt smooth and moisturized.
StyledI don't think I've ever included this step in a wash day post before, but for some reason I wanted to add some curl to my ends and wear my hair out. I broke out my Caruso Steam Rollers and put in six of them, but didn't roll them up to my scalp.
After about 10 minutes, I took them down and had some soft curls on my ends. The pictures, unfortunately, don't do my hair justice. My hair looked really good. So good that I had a few people say I looked like I had gotten a weave - one of those people was my mother!