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Well it’s that time again. It’s wash day, a day of pampering for my tresses. Before deep conditioning, I applied grapeseed oil to pre-poo my hair and hot oil treatment. Then I applied my deep conditioner concoction – Herbal Essences Honey I’m Strong & Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Fortifying Conditioner for the base. I added Quidad Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner, Aussie Moist 5 Minute deep treatment, ORS Olive Oil Deep Conditioner, coconut milk, vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and grapeseed oil. I love the way the tea tree and peppermint oils make my scalp tingle.

Lastly, I pulled my hair up loosely and secured it with a clip. I covered it tightly with a plastic bag and my satin bonnet.

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Saturated with conditioner

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Saturated with conditioner

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Pulled back loosely and secured with a clip

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Covered with plastic bag

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Covered with satin bonnet

So, it’s now approximately 3 hours later. I let the deep conditioner marinate for about 2.5 hours. I rinsed using very warm water and washed using Pantene Clarifying Shampoo. I had a lot of build up due to the amount of gel that I’ve used twisting my hair this week. I followed with an ACV rinse and an oil rinse using grapeseed oil and rinsed using cool water. I then conditioned my strands with Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner. I let it sit for about a minute and then rinsed using lukewarm warm water. My curls were nice and springy. I used Aussie Moist for my leave in and sealed with grapeseed oil.

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After washing – no product

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After washing – no product

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After washing – no product

You notice I’ve used grapeseed oil during my wash today. I’ve had it for awhile and have hardly used it. I knew I had to have purchased it for a reason so I did some more research to find out why. I found out that it’s supposed to be a great moisturizer for hair and scalp, promotes hair growth, strengthens the hair structure, it’s lightweight and will penetrate the cuticle easily so it makes a good sealer, it’s a good conditioner, fights dandruff, and makes the hair shine. Since it has all of these wonderful benefits, I decided to give it a try.

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Expeller Pressed Grapeseed Oil

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Moisturized and sealed

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Moisturized and sealed

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Moisturized and sealed

I use a hefty amount of conditioner for my leave in. My hair tends to dry out easily and I find this helps keep it moisturized longer.

I no longer twist on wet hair, so now, I will let it dry a bit.

An hour or so has passed and I finished flat twisting my hair. I let it dry for about 30 mins before I started. I used Elasta QP Mango Lime Curling Pudding and my new love, Olive Oil EcoStyler, for definition and hold. It took me about 25-30 mins to do six twists. They are nice and juicy. I am very over protective of my edges, so I’m careful not to pull it too tight.

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Flat twists

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Flat twists

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Flat twists

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Flat twists penned back for stretch

So, wash day is complete. I can now get back to my Law & Order marathon and relax for the rest of the evening. I will post the take down tomorrow. It took a lot of willpower not to do a length check…it’s not time yet.

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