Weekend Hair: Hair Rehab and Recovery

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I’ve been keeping it pretty simple with hair lately. As you know, given daily morning work-outs, I’ve been wearing my hair in a bun. Well, between the henna/indigo residue from the prior week, the sweat from exercising and the “containment” of the bun … my hair was smelling all kinds of funky by Saturday morning!! Pee-you!! LOL!

Anywho, after my morning kettlebell work-out, I hopped in the shower … no pre-poo, no twists, no nothing, and got to work.

Wash Day Routine (Saturday)

  • Shampooed with diluted Shea Moisture Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo (I have to say, I don’t feel like this gets my scalp/hair really clean. After working up quite a lather and rinsing, my hair still had a henna smell to it. So, I had to repeat.). Rinsed.
  • Finger detangled with diluted Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (went great again). Rinsed.
  • Massaged scalp with a mix of JBCO and jojoba oil.
  • Deep conditioned with a mix of Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment (ran out) and MyHoneyChild Olive You DC with honey, VCO, EVOO and JBCO (approx. 30 min. w/heat turban and 1 hour with no heat – because I had to run out).
  • Cooled and sealed with Aubrey Green Tea Cream Rinse and rinsed with cold water.
  • Applied modified Kimmaytube leave-in (1 tbsp Kinky Curly Knot Today; 1 tbsp Aloe Vera Juice; 1/2 tsp JBCO; 1/2 tsp EVOO; 1/2 tsp jojoba oil).
  • Twisted hair into 8 chunky twists.
  • Applied a mix of Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel and shea butter to roots.
  • Tied hair down with a scarf.
  • Removed scarf and released twists while my hair was still a bit damp.
  • Allowed hair to air dry without disturbing too much.
  • Fluffed hair once fully air dried.

Re-Style to Stretch (Sunday)

Working section by section for 12 sections – three in each quadrant:

  • Applied coconut oil whip to length of hair.
  • Applied Eco Styler Olive Oil gel to roots.
  • Braided length of hair.
  • Dampened hands with water and ran down length of braids to lightly wet.
  • Set the ends of top two twists on both sides of my head with grey perm rods.
  • Released after about 2 hours and fluffed.

And, of course … I’ll be going back to the bun for the week ;).

Too bad it won't look this nice today!!

Too bad that it won’t look this nice today!!

My hair seems to be recuperating nicely now. For a minute there, it was not looking good. The kimmaytube leave-in, stretching my hair and keeping it bunned have definitely improved my sitch-ee-ay-shun!! So, I’ll be sticking with that routine for the forseeable future. I’m hoping that it’ll help me see some nice length retention too!!

Alright, lata gatas!!

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Have you had to initiate Hair Rehab this winter? If so, what have you been doing to get your hair into recovery and back on point?

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6 responses »

  1. Girl I don’t what was going on with my J-O-B. for a minute I couldn’t comment on your blog! It was saying that it was out of policy. I decided to try again and voila I can comment! lol (the important issues in life….)

    Anywho, as you know I did a henna and then this weekend I straightened my hair with Curlformers and the wrapping technique. I saw something I don’t like. Little broken hairs! I haven’t done a protein treatment in a while and I suspect that’s the reason but I never get little broken hairs with my hair curly so hmmmm. I did however use a big tooth comb to take down my wrap and the Denman to smooth my roots. The Denman was ok to wrap the roots but I had to use my fingers the rest of the way.

    Soooo, I am going to do a heavy duty protein treatment this weekend followed by a good ole hot oil treatment. I’m going to put in big twists, stretch them a little and back to bunning for me too.

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  2. Gorgeous! I am DCing right now, and I too am trying Curlformers tonight (I don’t go back to work till tomorrow, so this is still technically my “weekend”).

    I have been in LOVE LOVE LOVE with perm rods lately! I’ve gotten reacquainted with all these flexi rods, perm rods and satin-covered sponge rollers I purchased when I went HAM at the BSS late last year. I usually do my hair for the week on Sunday/Monday and just bun it up after it starts to look messy. I don’t re-style too often, but I kinda want to try what you did for your second style.

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    • I’m still wussing out on those Curlformers!! But, I love the perm rods too!! That dry braid out styling has been working great for me, especially when my hair is already stretched and lightly detangling is relatively easy!! 🙂

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