Wash day | back to tea rinses

Since my last day I have been moisturising and sealing my hair every other day – I have been protecting my ends in either a bun or folding and tucking them in then securing with a bobby pin. I have used my leave in conditioner (Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner) to moisturise because I ran out of my usual moisturiser and the shop where I bought it doesn’t stock it anymore 😦 – so I am open to ideas for a new moisturiser.

Anyhoo, during the week I noticed that I was losing a lot of hair, everytime I ran my fingers through my hair in the evening, I would come back with much more hair than I expected, the bright side is that most of the hair was shed hair. That is why I have decided to start with tea rinses again so I can hopefully stop the shedding in its tracks!

Here is what I did for my wash day:

[1] Did a hot oil treatment as a prepoo using coconut oil. I prepooed using heat for 30 minutes

[2] Shampooed using Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Moisturising & Softening Shampoo

[3] Sprayed a mixture of chai and chamomile&rooibos tea to my scalp and hair, I let it sit for 15 minutes. The tea made my hair a bit hard, but I didn’t mind much because I was going to DC afterwards

[4] I applied AphoGee  2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor to my ends, hairline and nape ( I am trying out protein layering for the first time to help strengthen these parts of my hair). I then applied a mixture of Dabur Vatika Black Seed Hair Mask Treatment Cream, glycerine and my JBCO oil mix. I deep conditioned for 30 minutes using heat and I had to run some errands, so I let the DC sit in my hair for another 3 hours.

[5] I rinsed off and t-shirt dried

[6] Once my hair was sufficiently dry, I applied my usual leave-ins Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Leave-In Conditioner and Motions CPR Triple Action Leave-In Conditioner

[7] I applied some coconut oil to the hair and sealed all that using olive oil.

I did my go-to fold over, tuck and pin ends do, I will keep my hair like that for the rest of the week.

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I also gathered up all the lost hair: shed and broken from my prepoo finger detangling and after leave-ins wide-tooth comb detangling. I plan to compare each week and see if the tea rinses are helping me or not.

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How did your wash day go? Share it with other ladies on the linkup below!

The Wash Day Experience
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10 thoughts on “Wash day | back to tea rinses

  1. Lungi says:

    I’ve been using Strength of Nature Profectiv Daily Leave-In Strengther for when my hair is out, and I usually make my own spritzes when I have a protective style.

  2. Rachel Thwaites says:

    Nice! your hair looks really shiny and healthy – wash day success! yayness 🙂 Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave-in is a nice leave in conditioner. Aloe vera juice spritzes are good too – I believe Naptura85 on youtube has a diy recipe

  3. teamsavingourstrands says:

    Oh! That reminds me that I need to get back into my tea rinses! Don’t you hate it when you can’t find your staple products?!? Grr…It’s like starting over all over again. That’s why I’m a hoarder. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

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