[Wash day] back to tea rinses

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Since my last day I have been moisturising and sealing my hair every other day – I have been protecting my ends in either a bun or folding and tucking them in then securing with a bobby pin. I have used my leave in conditioner (Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner) to moisturise because I ran out of my usual moisturiser and the shop where I bought it doesn’t stock it anymore 🙁 – so I am open to ideas for a new moisturiser.

Anyhoo, during the week I noticed that I was losing a lot of hair, everytime I ran my fingers through my hair in the evening, I would come back with much more hair than I expected, the bright side is that most of the hair was shed hair. That is why I have decided to start with tea rinses again so I can hopefully stop the shedding in its tracks!

Here is what I did for my wash day:

[1] Did a hot oil treatment as a prepoo using coconut oil. I prepooed using heat for 30 minutes

[2] Shampooed using Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Moisturising & Softening Shampoo

[3] Sprayed a mixture of chai and chamomile&rooibos tea to my scalp and hair, I let it sit for 15 minutes. The tea made my hair a bit hard, but I didn’t mind much because I was going to DC afterwards

[4] I applied AphoGee  2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor to my ends, hairline and nape ( I am trying out protein layering for the first time to help strengthen these parts of my hair). I then applied a mixture of Dabur Vatika Black Seed Hair Mask Treatment Cream, glycerine and my JBCO oil mix. I deep conditioned for 30 minutes using heat and I had to run some errands, so I let the DC sit in my hair for another 3 hours.

[5] I rinsed off and t-shirt dried

[6] Once my hair was sufficiently dry, I applied my usual leave-ins Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner and Motions CPR Triple Action Leave-In Conditioner

[7] I applied some coconut oil to the hair and sealed all that using olive oil.

I did my go-to fold over, tuck and pin ends do, I will keep my hair like that for the rest of the week.


I also gathered up all the lost hair: shed and broken from my prepoo finger detangling and after leave-ins wide-tooth comb detangling. I plan to compare each week and see if the tea rinses are helping me or not.


How did your wash day go? Share it with other ladies on the linkup below!

The Wash Day Experience

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. DontTouchHair

    I hope the tea rinses help. What moisturizer do you normally use?

  2. Lungi

    I’ve been using Strength of Nature Profectiv Daily Leave-In Strengther for when my hair is out, and I usually make my own spritzes when I have a protective style.

  3. Rachel Thwaites

    Nice! your hair looks really shiny and healthy – wash day success! yayness 🙂 Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave-in is a nice leave in conditioner. Aloe vera juice spritzes are good too – I believe Naptura85 on youtube has a diy recipe

  4. Harlem M

    I can’t remember the last time I did a tea rinse, but I have not been shedding as much lately. I love how you tucked your ends away

    1. Lungi

      Thanks girl!
      I really hope these tea rinses work for me, my shedding is out of control.

  5. Oh! That reminds me that I need to get back into my tea rinses! Don’t you hate it when you can’t find your staple products?!? Grr…It’s like starting over all over again. That’s why I’m a hoarder. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Lungi

      It’s so irritating! I will definitely buy 2 or 3 next time I find it at the shop.

  6. kutyshair7

    hey, do they have Aphogee in SA or do you buy online? because I have beeen looking for it

    1. Lungi

      I bought mine overseas, I think you can get it online in SA, try the Ruutos store.

  7. Nerline Germain

    Prepooing is the only way I use coconut oil now. My 4c hair does not like it when I use it to seal my ends. My wash day was simple.

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