[Wash Day] Shopping a naturalista’s stash

Happy Freedom Day to my South African readers 🙂 – Happy 21st birthday Mzansi! You are officially an adult.

At 15 weeks post, my hair was just fighting with me – detangling took over an hour and I had my friend Nomonde helping me – hey Sol 🙂

I didn’t have any of my hair products with me because I was away from home but I did get to shop Nomonde’s stash. It was awesome because we use some of the same staple products but she has some of her own products which I was keen on trying out.

Here is how my wash day went:

  • Prepoo: overnight with a mixture of coconut oil and avocado oil – it was my first time using avo oil ever
  • Shampoo: Forever Living Aloe Jojoba Shampoo – I loved this shampoo, it made my scalp tingle and was nice and foamy. It did leave my hair sufficiently clean but not as soft as my usual shampoo
  • Instant Conditioning: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
  • Deep Conditioning: Dabur Vatika Intensive Nourishment Hot Oil Treatment. I DCed under a heating cap for an hour maybe
  • Leave-Ins: Aunt Jackie’s Knot on my Watch Instant Detangling Therapy – this was undoubtedly the heroine of my wash day. I also applied the Ultimate Organic Therapy Leave-In Liquid Hair Mayonnaise. I sealed all that with the coconut oil, avo oil mixture. I tied my hair up and went on with my day

The next day I moisturised using Afrobotanics Conditoning Moisturiser and sealed with ORS HAIRepair Vital Oils for Hair & Scalp. I used T444Z to do my scalp massage.

I then did 2 plaits – I intend to keep my hair like this till I relax. This is going to be soon because I cannot handle another wash day like this. My scalp was still painful a day later from the detangling and I do not have a tender scalp at all.

I think I have to rethink the number of weeks that I stretch in the future especially now that I use JBCO on my scalp religiously.

What’s your ultimate tool/product/technique when it comes to detangling?

The new products that I used on this wash day.
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The Wash Day Experience

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13 Comments

  1. Emprezz Abena
    April 27, 2015 / 19:00

    I’ve used the forever living shampoo; not so much of a slip.

  2. April 28, 2015 / 03:23

    I hear you about stretching while using JBCO on your scalp. My last stretch was a mess because the new growth was growing and thickening like crazy.

  3. April 28, 2015 / 07:56

    I cant wait for that Relax Day… So excited like its me.

    You so Lucky to have a friend on a hhj, the way hair products add on to luggage when visiting!!!

    So sorry about the messy detangling!!

    • April 28, 2015 / 13:02

      I am actually dreading relaxer day – I want to experiment with so many things that I am scared it’s not going to work out

  4. April 29, 2015 / 17:58

    Tangles are the devil! I can totally relate! What did you think of the avocado oil in your hair? I’ve used it in my Hair butter blend but I don’t think that I’ve actually used it in my hair straight up yet.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

  5. April 29, 2015 / 19:50

    Sorry about the new growth, looking forward to your relaxer results!

  6. May 3, 2015 / 06:25

    thats why I dragged my friends along with me on this hair journey stuff! Whenni visit tgem I can always count on finding a sensible product stash. Hiw many months post are you Lungi?

    • May 3, 2015 / 14:51

      Friends on hair journeys are the best! I am 16 weeks post 🙂

  7. May 7, 2015 / 16:57

    Smooth and shine detangling lotion seems to do it for me 🙂

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