Wash Day & Length Check

I had my 1 week post wash day over the weekend. I love these wash days after I touch up the new growth, they are so quick and easy. I also find it easier to style my hair during this time and try out some of the styles that I have in my *to do* folder, and trust me, there is a lot. I decided to give my hair a moisture boost on this wash day because I was planning to flat iron and this is known for sapping all the moisture from one’s hair.

I started detangling my hair around 1am on Sunday morning – don’t ask me why, after getting back home I just felt like washing my hair. By the time I applied my DC, it was 02:30 and I was more than ready to call it a night!

Here is how it went:

Prepoo: Coconut oil. I used heat for 20 minutes

Shampoo: Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Moisturising & Softening Shampoo

Instant conditioner: Bodyshop Banana Conditioner

Deep Conditioner: Dabur Vatika Black Seed Hair Mask Treatment and Castor oil. I kept the DC overnight.

The next morning:

Rinsed out the hair and t-shirt dried

  •  Leave-Ins: Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner, Motions CPR Triple Action Leave-In Conditioner and Coconut Oil
  • Moisturising and Sealing: AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser and Olive Oil

I then blow dried my hair using the tension method, I used cool air. I sprayed the hair with my heat protectant: Chi Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray and I flat ironed my hair at 160 degrees C and I did two passes.

My hair wasn’t all the way straight, and I liked that look, my hair is sooo thin and lifeless when it is all the way straight.

Here are the results:

wpid-fotor_143127608129083.jpgOn the left is my hair just after the cut, and on the right was at 1 week post


Relaxer results

My hair is currently just over shoulder length, my ends are still blunt – which I love!



  1. Emprezz Abena
    May 13, 2015 / 08:25

    You retained length so you will be APL very soon ☺

  2. May 13, 2015 / 11:17

    Congrats Lungi! You’ll reach APL very soon. What type of flat iron do you use?

    • May 16, 2015 / 17:10

      Thanks Uzoma. I use a ceramic plate flat iron

  3. May 13, 2015 / 13:51

    LOL I cant believe you did your hair in the AM’s you are special!!!

    I am so stoked about your length hey *BIG Smile* you have gained so much length from your cut… I am so happy for you

    • May 16, 2015 / 17:11

      Thanks Lebo! The waash day starting at 1am was not one of my brightest ideas

  4. May 13, 2015 / 19:09

    You have made great progress Lungi, one wouldn’t think that you trimmed your hair quite a lot recently 🙂

  5. May 22, 2015 / 11:25

    Your hair looks fuller in the after picture. Great job!

    • May 23, 2015 / 08:20

      Thank you Nerline

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