Weave Wash Day

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I would like to think I have perfected my wash day process when my hair is under a weave as a protective style. This is mostly thanks to the countless YouTube videos I have watched and a lot of trial and error on my part. The process I follow is simple and takes less time than a normal wash day when I have my hair out.

I decided to give my weave some TLC over the weekend since I had been so terrible at moisturising regularly in the past 2 weeks, I only managed to do 1 scalp massage during this time :(. It was a classic case of forgetting my hair once it was hidden in a protective style. I promise to do better in the future.

Firstly, I detangled the weave using my fingers first and then a wide tooth comb till it was tangle free. I mixed some of my Aunt Jackies Oh So Clean Moisturising & Softening Shampoo and some water in an applicator bottle, I added 5 drops of peppermint oil for that extra tingle which I love so much. I don’t measure the quantities accurately, I do it by eye/feel.
I applied this mixture on my scalp while my hair was dry so that I could feel where it was going and ensure that my whole head was covered. I added some water and massaged my scalp. I lathered up twice because my hair really needed it. I then put some of the shampoo directly on the weave and rinsed all of that out thoroughly. I did this portion with my head hanging over the bath tub, I made sure to hold the weave into a ponytail (as much as I can with my free hand) while I was rinsing my hair out, this minimises the pull on my actual hair since wet hair is heavier than dry hair.image
For my deep conditioner, I decided to mix 3 products because they are in bottles instead of jars and I was lazy to scoop out conditioner from a jar into the applicator bottle. I used a little bit of my favourite moisture conditioners (a combination of instant and deep conditioners): Boots Sun Swim & Gym Conditioner, Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner.  I mixed everything with a little bit of water. I applied the mixture on my cornrows, after that I applied some of the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner directly on the weave neat. I sat under heat for 20 minutes and carried on DCing for another 40 minutes without heat while I was doing other things. I then rinsed out while I was in the shower, this helps to get the hair back into order and helps to minimise tangles.
I towel dried for 20 minutes followed by 1 hour under my soft hooded drier. I moisturised my leave out using AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser and stretched it using the tension method with warm air. I then sealed everything using olive oil.

The next day I moisturised using my DIY moisturising spritz and oiled my scalp using my JBCO oil mix

This weave wash day gave my hair a boost of much needed and necessary life! My scalp feels fresh and clean while the weave looks brand new and flowy – I plan to have another weave wash day in 2 weeks time. In the meantime *hhibiri…cues Sister Bettina 😀 * I plan to take care of my hair as I should; this means spraying it with my DIY moisturising spritz every second day and doing scalp massages at least 3 times a week.

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  1. Lebo at J2BH

    Thank you for this lol I will consult soonest!

    Wait, wait, wait Sister Bethina??? hahahahahah my word where did you pull that one out? lol classic

    Question, do you make the DC liquid as well??

    1. Lungi

      hahahhaha, sister bettina is one of my favourite songs! It brings out the ratchet in me 😀

      Yeah, I did add some liquid to the DC, but not as much as I did to the shampoo because I don’t want it to drip all over.

  2. kangopie

    *screams* herbal essence! Where did you get that? My current fave DC is from herbsl essence and would be sooooooooooo happy if the brand is in South Africa! Let me know! (P.s you would make my whole day! All of it if I can get this in SA)

    1. Lungi

      Oh man! I would love to make your day. Unfortunately I bought my Herbal Essences products overseas.
      You’re so right though – we need them in SA!

      1. kangopie

        Drat! And double drat!! That sucks man!

  3. Lydz

    Weaves always look fresher after a wash! I don’t know how people go weeks without washing weaves my scalp can’t handle it lol

    1. Lungi

      Tell me about it Lydz! I can’t imagine how my hair scalp would feel after a few weeks of zero washes!

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