[Wash Day] Featuring AfroBotanics products

I washed my hair on Saturday, I already had all my products picked and packed because I was going to visit family for the weekend. My plans were changed when I received my delivery of hair products from the proudly South African AfroBotanics range, so I decided to use those rather, I was that excited about them.

My hair was in 8 plaits for the about a week and I had been moisturising twice a day with my spritz, when I took out the plaits my hair felt very moisturised on the verge of being too moisturised, so a protein treatment was in order. Here is what I did:

[1] Pre-pooed with coconut oil using heat for 20 minutes

[2] Shampooed using Dark and Lovely 3 in 1 Shampoo. I was due to clarify my hair and I had planned on using ORS Creamy Aloe, but I couldn’t find it in any of the shops in my hometown, so I had to settle for Dark and Lovely instead. It left my hair feeling clean and soft, so I really have no complaints

[3] Tea rinsed using black tea, my hair immediately felt hard after I had poured the tea over it. I massaged my scalp and then wrapped my hair in a t-shirt

[4] I deep conditioned using AfroBotanics Repairing & Strengthening Treatment using heat for 20 minutes (this was the recommended time, and I wanted to use the products as indicated). This product provides tons of slip and my hair felt immediately soft after the hardening of the tea rinse.

[5] Applied my usual leave-ins Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner and Motions CPR Triple Action Leave-In Conditioner and detangled

[6] I moisturised using AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser, and applied coconut oil. I did my latest favourite and lazy girl do – the roll, tuck and pin to my ends.

[7] The next day, I applied the AfroBotanics Super Hair Growth Creme to my scalp and hair. I had my hair plaited in a beehive pattern. This is how I will be wearing my hair for the next 4 weeks under my wig.


How did your wash day go? You can check out the super awesome #washdayexperience link-up!

The Wash Day Experience



  1. February 10, 2015 / 10:27

    sounds like it was a good wash day! i will join the link up one day soon!
    p.s. thanks for the twitter follow.

    • February 10, 2015 / 12:47

      The link-up is an awesome way to see what other people are doing

      • February 10, 2015 / 12:54

        Especially this one. I feel like the hair journey is made up of wash days. I learnt some neat tricks last year

  2. February 11, 2015 / 19:53

    Woot for new products that work well! Did you braid your hair yourself? That’s talent chica!

    I feel like I’m the only person not in a long term protective style. *sighs* I sure hope that my hair doesn’t pay for it once the spring and summer hit!

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

  3. February 11, 2015 / 20:16

    I’ve never heard of Afrobotanics before, I live in Nigeria. Good to see the products work and you had a good wash day.

    • February 12, 2015 / 13:45

      Thanks Sandra, AfroBotanics is a South African range. I’m not sure if they ship outside the country as yet

  4. February 11, 2015 / 20:42

    Looks like it was a good wash day! Any initial thoughts about the afrobotanics range? I actually thought they were for natural hair ladies

    • February 12, 2015 / 13:45

      Hi Becca, I really like using the range on this wash day, only time will tell if they become staples.
      The range is definitely for everyone regardless of how you choose to wear your hair.

  5. February 12, 2015 / 08:53

    The afrobotanics products seem like winners! please let me know how they are treating you….

    • February 12, 2015 / 13:43

      Will do Lebo, I definitely liked using them

  6. February 14, 2015 / 16:35

    Sounds like a successful wash day. Whoever braided your hair for you has some serious skills. It’s perfect.

    Nice post!

    • February 16, 2015 / 06:34

      Thanks Kim!

  7. February 16, 2015 / 17:23

    That beehive pattern is too cute I would totally rock it wigless:)

    • February 17, 2015 / 07:08

      Thanks Lydz,
      Hheheheheh, maybe I should make it a thing and start a new trend 🙂

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