Wash Day

Fall Days Are Fun Days

Cool fall weather has finally arrived and we are in full swing with our fall holiday activities. You know, Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches, State Fair fun, and Halloween, of course. They’re a lot of fun, but they can also eat up the entire weekend. While this is my favorite time of year, it’s also the busiest because it is the gateway to holiday season. And in all my excitement, I am tired!

I made a point to do nothing this past weekend. I smashed my grocery shopping and other errands in on Friday. Then I made plans to stay home and prioritize in home activities. And what was the first thing on my agenda? My hair, obvi! lol. It’s been three (yes, 3!) weeks since I last washed my hair. Shout out to these (now raggedy) twists for getting me through it. Especially, my headband that was strategically placed to conceal the frizz.

Wash Day: Small Twists

[Shampoo] I decided on a sulfate shampoo because I could literally see the build up on my scalp — eww! So, I used GVP Tea Tree Shampoo focusing on my scalp.

[Deep Conditioner] I have continued to add my Ayurvedic Herbs (amla and fenugreek) to my deep conditioner. The amounts vary with each wash day, but this week I hydrated about a tablespoon of fenugreek powder and amla powder in hot water. Then mixed it with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. This conditioner used to be a favorite of mine back in the day, but I won’t be repurchasing it. I deep conditioned my hair for one hour under my hooded dryer, and it is not as moisturizing as I remember.

[Leave-in Conditioners] For my mini twists I use this DIY leave-in conditioner that I got from Green Beauty’s YouTube channel. It’s slightly modified, but the ingredients are the same. My version of the recipe is: 1T Glycerin, 4T Aloe Vera Gel, 2T Coconut Oil, and 2T Flaxseed Gel. This conditioner is great at keeping my hair moisturized until my next wash day and gives my twists great shine. On top of this leave-in conditioner, I coat my hair with whipped Shea Butter right before creating each twist. As you can see I’m heavy handed with the Shea Butter, but my hair absorbs the product as it dries. Plus, it ensures full coverage and maximum hydration/moisture retention.

My Daughter’s Wash Day: Braids

Her wash day is always a truncated version of mine because she does not like wash day. And so for her sanity (as well as my own), I cowashed with As I Am Coconut Cowash, “deep” conditioned her hair with the same deep conditioner (but with no herbs added) for a few minutes. And then I used Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave-in conditioner and whipped Shea Butter in her hair . From there, I braid her hair, which lasts a week (sometimes two, out of necessity/exhaustion). Below are our fully dried braids and twists.

I’m an Amazon Associate, which means that I link to products sold on Amazon and earn commissions from your qualifying purchases. (Read more here). Below are the ingredients needed to create Green Beauty’s DIY Leave-in Conditioner:

What are your favorite fall activities?

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