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March 23, 2014

Retro Wash Day: This time with Photos!

Okay there's nothing really retro about the wash day save the rollers but it was over as quick and dirty as my wash days are lately.  I washed my hair yesterday like normal after the pool and was happy with how clean it felt and finally understood that lovely term slip.  Since mom is home I didn't immediately go into my prepoo routine because she was pouting about going shopping.  I was air drying as I waited and nothing was feeling amiss.  Then after grabbing the nice woman from the store and recognizing she forgot the primary thing I asked for I opted to relax a bit because doing my hair angry leads to bad things usually.  Before I got to working on my hair I started playing with it a bit and it felt dry which considering it had been stripped I was somewhat ok with but then when I started playing with my roots I noticed something odd.  While let my hair feels pretty normal for this time post relaxer.  Dry it is wavy and feeling like a ton of new growth is there even though I know logicaly that is not possible.  I did take a photo though to share with you.  A few hours later I added a bit of heated Strong Roots to my scalp and finished my Organix Argan Oil deep conditioner bottle then added a bit of the Moroccan Oil deep conditioner and went to sit a bit.  Which turned into sleeping a while before I woke up this morning to do it.  It didn't feel as slippy but it was well behaved.  I relaxed while I went through the post wash deep conditioner and then air dried a bit before I went to LOC it all up.

Detangling was a breeze, very little hair loss which was great and then I opted not to be a big lazy bum and use my magnetic rollers to go for straight without being slave to the heat.  And to that end, ha hair pun, my ends are looking much better now that my brain remembered they haven't had regular heat on them save relaxer day in over a year.  I even remembered to take photos of that too.  While things went smoothly as wash days go I have to remember to grab some more Aussie 3 Minute Miracle and Organix Macadamia Oil shampoo if I can find it anywhere.

How was your wash day?

Glad my scalp looks healthy but seriously is that new growth?  Or is it just the by product of swimming so soon after relaxing?

 Hair loss today an I totally need to clean the bathroom

Just notice a place I need to re roll near the purple rollers.

The Wash Day Experience


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks the routine is actually enjoyable. And as lazy as I used to be with my hair I'm now quite embarrassed. It will grow when I take care of it.

  2. I fall asleep in my conditioner all the time! You're totally not the only one!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  3. Hey girl, first time visitor here :-) You are so not alone on the falling asleep with the deep conditioner on, happens to me more than I would like to admit, lol. If I may give you a little unsolicited advice - when rollersetting, thoroughly detangle and separate your sections prior to starting to set. And then make sure that the sections per roller is not too big and that the roller can accommodate every strand of hair in that section. Also, magnetic rollers like it when the hair is little more wet than damp, so as to cling more efficiently. I promise you, the results are worth the extra time and effort.

    1. Thanks, the next time I haul them out I'll be more careful. It was definitely a lazy effort.