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[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.

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

The Wash Day Experience

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15 Comments

  • Reply kangopie

    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 at 10:27
    • Reply Lungi

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

      February 10, 2015 at 12:47
      • Reply kangopie

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

        February 10, 2015 at 12:54
  • Reply teamsavingourstrands

    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

    February 11, 2015 at 19:53
  • Reply sandra

    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 11, 2015 at 20:16
    • Reply Lungi

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

      February 12, 2015 at 13:45
  • Reply Becca

    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 11, 2015 at 20:42
    • Reply Lungi

      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.

      February 12, 2015 at 13:45
  • Reply Lebogang Kutumela

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

    February 12, 2015 at 08:53
    • Reply Lungi

      Will do Lebo, I definitely liked using them

      February 12, 2015 at 13:43
  • Reply fancyflairlady

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

    Nice post!

    February 14, 2015 at 16:35
    • Reply Lungi

      Thanks Kim!

      February 16, 2015 at 06:34
  • Reply Lydz

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

    February 16, 2015 at 17:23
    • Reply Lungi

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

      February 17, 2015 at 07:08
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