[Wash Day] Deep Conditioning Dry Hair

Bantu knot out on transitioning hairSo I have a confession…I haven’t shampooed my hair in about 2 weeks. Instead I’ve been getting by with deep conditioning dry hair, sitting under the heat or steaming my hair. I then rinse that off and apply leave ins and then do my moisturising and sealing step. This has been soo much easier to do than my usual full routine, it’s also less time consuming. My hair is not complaining at all.

I have used the Dabur Vatika IntensiveNourishment Conditioner mixed with JBCO last week, I sat under my heating cap for 20 minutes. This week I needed another moisture boost soo used a mixture of Joico K-Pak Intensive Rehydrator, Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Replenishing Hair Mask and JBCO, I steamed this into my hair.

I’ve been buying sachets of the Dark and Lovely Amla Legend Replenishing Hair Mask, it’s so easy for me to just pop them in my shopping basket when I’m at Clicks. At R9.99 they are priced so well, they are the cheapest amongst the sachets that I usually see there like abo ORS, Dr Miracles, Hask etc. I’m going to buy the full size version now, I think the product has proven itself.

I’m not sure if I’ve said this before but my natural hair and steam are a match made in HHH (healthy hair heaven, of course), my growth pops up and is so soft and manageable after a good steaming session.

After last week’s ‘wash day’ I roller set my hair because I wanted my new growth to be stretched. I guess my rollers weren’t taut enough because the natural hair wasn’t all the way stretched, but I was able to work with it.

This week I was feeling extra fancy and wanted some curls – I love me some curls! So I went for a Bantu knot out. This haven’t worked well for me in the past, but I ain’t no quitter so I decided to give it another bash. I applied the Schwarzkopf Conditioning Foam Lotion after moisturising and sealing my hair and then did about 12 Bantu knots. Can you believe that my natural hair was still not dry by the morning?? I had no choice though but to take them down because I needed to get to work.
Bantu knot out on transitioning hair



I loooved how my hair looked, the new growth didn’t get the curl but I like how it provided the based for my relaxed curls. I was rocking a short curl ‘fro :).

And again, the weather gods were not on my side and it was the windiest day ever and I had to be outside for parts of the day.the curls were being blown all over the place but these babies held up! By the end of the day they were still in tact *side eyes my last perm rod set*

Today I woke up and some of the curls had flattened out because I didn’t put them up at night. However, they don’t look too bad at all. I don’t know why I haven’t been doing them all this time!



  1. November 27, 2015 / 13:45

    Your curls look gorgeous!!!

  2. November 27, 2015 / 14:10

    Haha I feel the same way with dry deep conditioning but if you have an instant conditioner that you can use to co-wash after removing the deep conditioner, that can help cleanse your scalp and it will not take the deep conditioning effect away (if it’s a good conditioner off course).

    • Lungi
      December 2, 2015 / 17:33

      I like that idea Becca, I will try it out the next time I do the dry deep conditioning.

  3. November 27, 2015 / 14:11

    And I’m loving the curls!! Do your ends feel frizzy or dry for the days after doing the curls?

    • Lungi
      December 2, 2015 / 17:35

      Hey Becca, I can’t remember now how my ends felt, I don’t think I made a point to check them out 🙁

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