Have you ever searched for something and when you found it you realized it was more than you needed? Let me explain.
I have a big head. Yes it’s true. No you cannot say it. But just know it’s true. I also have big hair…yes you can say it. This has made my search for the perfect shower cap difficult. For a long time I’ve battled with shower caps that only protect three-quarters of my hair and the rest is up to me to protect my hair by carefully showering…if that is possible. Anyway, my search led me to Amazon where wonderful things happen. Guess what? I found one.
Let’s just say it’s more than I need. This thing is HUGE. Gigantic. Enormous. But it protects my hair no matter which style it’s in.
I just wanted to share this with you.
I have been living under a stone. I have been living in the Dark Ages. I have been living under a stone in the Dark Ages! Let me explain.
Let us rewind to my last wash day. After my hair had stopped dripping underneath the microfibre hair towel wrap, I followed my TLC hair moisturizing routine. The only difference was that I swapped my Jojoba Oil for Avocado Oil. Well, the difference was clear! Where was I when people were using that oil and praising it? Why did I not listen? Why after almost seven natural haired years am I just trying Avocado Oil out? Immediately the Avocado Oil touched my hair, I understood. It was so soft (emphasis on so) and I could easily detangle before twisting. I still used Shea Butter afterwards. I love how my hair felt.
Last night, I sprayed my hair with my oil and water mix and used Avocado Oil while twisting my hair into four places. This was to preserve my hairstyle for the next day and keep it moisturized. Did it work? Of course!
It’s clear I’m still saying bye to my edges 😦
I do not really care to learn about hair in the scientific sense. I do not really want to know why Avocado Oil works. I just know it works. I prefer knowing my hair and what works for me. I have tried and tested different products and have had fun doing it. Getting too technical really takes the fun out of being a kinky coily haired woman. I wonder if I’m the only one who thinks this way. Do you think this way?
Just a quick post for you. I’m still working on a post about part 2 of my wash day.
So, the question is: was I too chicken to unravel my twists? The answer is No! This morning, with the aid of Jojoba Oil on my palms, I unraveled my twists. I decided not to separate them and styled it to work.
I didn’t take enough pics because I didn’t have time!
As I said before, short post!
This is a post about my wash day. Or should I say part one of it. Lausanne decided when my wash day would be and it wasn’t last night. Since Her Highness decided I had no choice but to wash my hair this morning, I embarked on the journey.
Let’s just say, so far so…I don’t know. This is what I’ve been able to to till now (2pm Netherlands time).
Step one: Part my hair in two
Step Two: Spray with my water and oil mix, followed by a generous amount of coconut oil.
Step Three: Braid my hair in four parts…and rush to soothe my screaming baby. No time for pictures!
Step Four: Wash my hair with black soap and follow with conditioner (at the speed of light) and rinse.
Step Five: Use a towel to remove excess water (dabbing and not rubbing) and cover with a microfiber hair towel…and calm fussy baby down.
Step Six: Pray to God I have time to do something nice to my hair before work tomorrow!
How are you today? I just wanted to let you know that I changed my mind about wash day…again. As you know, it was supposed to be on Thursday or Friday (yesterday) but I decided against it. Thursday’s change of mind was as a result of my balding edges but yesterday’s was because I decided it wouldn’t be wise. I am resuming work on Tuesday (after my maternity leave expires) and would need to have fresh hair all week. This cannot be possible with an early wash day. I have decided to wait till Sunday to wash my hair. This will give it time to dry and be in a style (fingers crossed) by Tuesday.
However, I gave my hair some TLC minus the trimming last night. I prefer trimming after a good wash. I brought out my hair spray bottle (it even sprays upside down!) with Jojoba Oil and Water, then my good ol’ Shea Butter and of course my Cantu Leave in Conditioner.
I unraveled my hair in sections, and sprayed my oil and water mixture. I let the water sink in for about a minute then applied my leave in and topped it up with my Shea Butter. I paid extra attention to my ailing edges. My hair felt so good. It still feels good as I write this.
My hair is currently in twists and I will be rocking what I believe would be a lovely twist out tomorrow to Church. If it isn’t lovely, I will go with an updo. Let’s see what happens.
I have just received my “after baby” gift! Now, is it a gift to be excited about or not? I would say…NOT! <insert tears>. I will explain.
As I said in my last post, wash day was supposed to be yesterday or today, depending on the baby’s mood. Well, it didn’t happen yesterday and baby had nothing to do with it. This is what happened: Baby was playing on her baby gym playmat and I saw this as a chance to wash my hair. I raced to the bathroom and brought out my TLC kit, which contained my hair oils for a nice prepoo routine. Well I took off my satin scarf and saw it. The gift. The “after baby” gift. Known to many as the result of…postpartum shedding. The baldness. The bald edges. Yes I wanted to cry.
I know I wrote earlier that postpartum shedding had begun but I didn’t know it would go this far so quickly. I was surprised to see it happen overnight! I had to postpone my washday because I needed time to grasp what had happened. I did not want a repeat of last time where I was confused. As I write this, I have gathered myself together and I am ready to tackle this postpartum bogeyman. I’m contemplating whether to take a picture or not. Oh well I will save this post in my draft until I make up my mind…
**2 hours later**
I’ve made up my mind. Here you go:
The pictures do not even begin to show how bad it is. I was already dreaming of my Ecostyler gel and how I was going to use it next week when I resume work. Oh well, let me go research postpartum shedding-friendly hairstyles.
Happy King’s Day…if you know what that is. It’s the King’s birthday here in the Netherlands so I dressed the kids up in the appropriate orange gear:
As for me, let’s just say I did not dress up or even get my hair done. We used the day to rest and boy was I tired of resting.
It’s wash day or should I say wash night today or tomorrow. Let’s see what happens. I usually fix a wash date with my kinks when Lausanne is well fed, rested and in the mood to hang out without me. I hope I have enough time to give my hair some TLC. It’s been a long time since I used a deep conditioner so I will attempt that and a little trim as well. Fingers crossed.