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!!


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?


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.


  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.


    • 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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