Change of Plans: No Washday! 

Hey guys! You may have noticed that I did not post a washday diary entry yesterday so I thought I would explain. I am attending two graduation ceremonies next week, one of which is on Tuesday and the other is on Thursday. My mom, who was previously a professional hairdresser always does my hair, and seeing that I need a relaxer, my mom will be doing it as usual and styling it for the graduation. We had originally planned to have my hair done over the coming weekend.

However,she is going on a mini vacation with her friends from Thursday of this week to Monday of next week and therefore she will be at home the day before the first ceremony! She has thus decided, to ensure that I get my hair done on time, that she will do it before she leaves for the trip which will be Wednesday,i.e, tomorrow! 

So instead of washing my hair, I am going to be preparing it for the relaxer today which I will of course, share with you all!

Wash Dayaries #25: Sticking at it! 

It’s time for another wash day! So I attended a pool party on Saturday and even though I took the necessary steps to reduce any damage and drying to my hair by the chlorinated water, as expected, my hair still felt super dry. So as soon as I got home on Saturday, I assembled my ammunition of hair products and got to work!

I sectioned my hair in four and decided to apply the Carols Daughter Monoi Anti-breakage Hair Mask to each section. I diluted the mask with some water as it was super thick and want spreading very well through my hair. I thought I would use it by itself simply to see how great it would perform on my hair alone. After coating my hair, I covered with a plastic cap and wrapped a satin scarf around my headband went straight to bed. 

The next morning. I shampooed with the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Shampoo and followed with the matching conditioner. On rinsing out the deep conditioner, I must admit that my hair felt super strong and for being 11 weeks post, my shedding was great! The shampoo and conditioner did their job as usual and wash day was going my way. 

I then t-shirt dried my hair for about 5-6 hours and finally got to styling in the evening. I wanted some cute curls but my laziness got the better of me so I did my jumbo flexi rod set using 5 jumbo flexi-rods using my Creme of nature Argan oil leave-in, Carol’s daughter hair milk styling butter, Lotta Body Setting Lotion and Creme of nature Argan oil treatment in that order! 

After a few hours, I realized that drying was taking forever #thickhairproblems, so I thought maybe an hour under my hooded dryer wouldn’t hurt! After taking down my rods before going to bed, I coated my hand with some Argan oil to reduce frizz and I was loving how soft and well defined my curls were! The dryer gave it a very smooth, sleek finish and I think I found a new favorite styling combo with the Carols Daughter Hair milk styling butter and the Lottabody Styling Lotion because my curls had an amazing hold but was not stiff or crunchy.  

I took this as the perfect opportunity to practice my pin curling so I pin curled each of the 5 sections to preserve my set, tied with a satin scarf and went to bed. I took it down this morning and I thought that the set was really nice but I still didn’t like it to the point where I felt the need to wear it down so I opted for a cute curly ponytail! 


My hair feels super soft and my new growth is moisturized! While touching my hair, I could hardly believe that I am 11 weeks post. I hope you enjoyed wash day with me this week. How was your wash day? Let’s chat. Don’t forget to follow my blog and follow me on IG @iam_misstress to keep up with the hair fun! 

-Miss Tress 💇🏾🎀💕💁🏽🎀🌸🙆🏾🌺

Wash Dayaries #24- Hair Heaven!

Hey guys! And the wash day posts have resumed……

I started off with a hot oil treatment, which I haven’t done in a while. I simply applied coconut oil to my hair in four sections and allowed it to sit for approximately 2-3 hours. I used one oil simply because I was too lazy to make my oil concotio but I will soon! After the treatment, my hair felt really soft and moisturized and ready to be washed. 

I then went in with my Carols Daughter Mirabelle Plum Sulfate Free Shampoo and gosh! Do I just love this stuff!!!! It smells amazing, completely cleanses my scalp, lathers a whole lot and most importantly, doesn’t dry out my hair. I now wash my hair going all backwards instead of in sections as I previously did which reduces my breakage and shedding. 

After shampooing, I applied my moisture deep conditioner mix within consisted of the Carols Daughter Mirabelle Plum Hair Mask, Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner, Creme of Nature Intensive Conditioning Treatment, VO5 Raspberry Conditioner, Coconut oil, Tea tree oil, castor oil and Argan oil. I applied it to my hair after squeezing out the excess water, in four sections and let it sit for about 4-5 hours while I did some chores about the house. 

I then rinsed, Detangled under running water in the shower and completed with the Carol’s Daughter Mirabelle Plum Conditioner and a cold water rinse. I proceeded to t-shirt dry my hair until it was about 60% dry and I allowed it to air dry to 80%.

Subsequently, I moisturized and sealed my hair in four sections using my Creme of Nature Leave-in Conditioner Spray, Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizer and coconut oil. I also applied some Carols Daughter Monoi Anti-Breakage Treatment to my ends since I am really trying to preserve the health of my ends. I also applied some of my ORS Olive Oil Hair Pudding to slick down my edges since my new growth is quite thick.

I kept it simple and styled my hair in a twist and tuck bun with a small flat twist at the front. I plan to take down this protective style on Wednesday or Thursday for my mid week co-wash! I will be doing a post on my new co-wash days eventually but right now I am still ironing out my co-wash regimen and experimenting with what my hair needs on a mid-weekly basis. 

I definitely noticed that since I have introduced co-washing into my hair regimen, my hair has been shedding and breaking less, it’s easier to manage and less tangled. Not to mention, I am seeing significant growth which is awesome! 

My shedding this week was very minimal especially for my hair being 9 weeks post relaxer! My hair is so easy to manage that I feel like if I’m one week post again! It’s definitely hair heaven. 

Pictures? Sure why didn’t you say so earlier!

So as you can see ,my hair is becoming brown which is not its natural color! I believe the color change is the chemicals in the relaxer system and so I am planning to do a black color  rinse soon which is exciting as it will be the first time that I am coloring my hair! 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to follow me on IG@iam_misstress and follow my blog for loads of hair fun! Comment below telling me about your washday and leave tips on how you combat shedding and breakage! Have a great week😊 

-Miss Tress 🙆🏾💕🌸💁🏽🎀🌺💇🏾

Wash Day #23: So What Now? 

Hey guys!!!! Disclaimer: This post is a little late because I am preparing for exams and I am superrrr busy.

So last week I washed my hair (as usual) but I didn’t want to do my princess crown braids because I had a party to attend on Saturday and I wanted a sleeker look. 

I firstly began by deep conditioning my hair for which I wanted to use my Q-Redew Hair Steamer, but to my displeasure, no steam came out of my steamer!! So I think it is jammed which I will try to rectify later on. So I was thinking what now? And I decided to apply my deep conditioner and use my trusty Gold N Hot Deep Conditioning Cap. I applied my protein deep conditioner mix and sat under my cap for abou an hour. 

I then proceeded to wash my hair in 2 sections using my Carols Daughtor Monoi Shampoo and Conditioner Set in warm water. I then Detangled under cool running water using my wide tooth comb. After I left the shower, I t-shirt dried for the rest of the day and didn’t realize how late it had been. Since I had a cold and couldn’t sleep with my hair as wet as it was, didn’t want to style my hair in Princess Crown Braids and had no idea what do , I was utterly confused. 

After a few moments, I decided to blowdry my hair. So I used my Creme of Nature Leave-in Conditioner, my Creme of Nature 7N1 Leave-in Treatment, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave-in and Organix Dry Argan Oil to achieve a soft, fluffy blowout. I applied the products in that order to each of four sections, lightly Detangled with my wide tooth comb, and blow dried my hair on high speed medium heat.  These were my results: 

   
    
My next task was to decide how I would style my  maintain the blowdry for the week so that I could style my hair for the part and this was my protective style of  choice:
   

  

And that concluded my wash day! However, since I am now entering the last four weeks of my stretch, I want to track my shedding during wash day since that is the only time I plan to Detangle my hair so here goes:

      
   And that’s a wrap! Hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to follow my blog and my IG page @miss_tress123  for more hair fun.  

Love ya!

-Miss Tress💇🏾🎀🙆🏾🌸💁🏽🌺💕

Wash Dayaries #22- Run! Run! The New Growths are Coming !

Hey my lovelies! Well you know the routine…. New week new washday! So this week I washed my hair on Monday instead of Sunday simply because I had a day off from school so I had more time on my hands because Sunday I went out! However, I see new growth coming in so I am trying to manipulate my hair very little. This means that I kept my styling very simple which you would soon see!

I began by deep conditioning my hair using my moisture deep conditioner mix of Carols Daughter Mirabelle Plum Hair Mask, Creme of Nature Intensive Conditioning Treatment and my Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner together with my oils and a little bit of water. I left this on my hair without heat under a plastic cap for about 5 hours.

My Carols Daughter Mirabelle Shampoo and conditioner followed which I used on my hair in two sections. It was amazing as always . I must note though, that when detangling in the shower this week I saw less shed hairs which I feel is due to my new method of detangling. I used my wide tooth comb on my ends only however on the first few 3-4 inches, near my scalp, I Detangled with my fingers because I realized that when I scrub my scalp with the shampoo, those few inches of hair near my scalp gets the most tangled due to the manipulation of the fingers.

After rinsing my conditioner with cold water, I t-shirt dried for the rest of the day.  I then decided to moisturize and seal my hair so I tried my Mirabelle plum leave in conditioner for the first time together with my Carols daughter Black Vanilla combing Creme and coconut oil. The leave-in worked good on my hair , I like it but I feel as if since I love my Creme of Nature Leave in sooooo much, it’s hard for me to love another! So yes it worked great, it Detangled and softened my hair and it worked excellently with the Black Vanilla Combing Creme but it still comes in second place to my Creme of Nature Leave in!

For styling this week, I kept it superrrrr simple! My Princess Crown Braids came in handy so I’ve been rocking that this week and if you follow me or accustomed to my blogs and IG posts then you have seen this style a thousand timesssss so you can check it out on any of my social media and my blog posts.

However, let’s check out my new growth, which I think is quite a lot for being 7-8 weeks post:


So hope you enjoyed! Be sure to follow my blog and IG page for more hair fun and information! See ya next week for another wash day diary !

Love ya!

-Miss Tress 💇🏾💕🙆🏾🎀💁🏽🌸🌺

Wash Dayaries #21- Straight and Sleek 

Hey guys! So from the title,you probably already predicted that I flat ironed my hair this week! Let me begin by saying that heat is NOT my friend. I do not use it often……. BUT…. I had a concert to attend and I felt as if my outfit called for sleek hair so I decided to treat myself seeing that I usually keep up with my 3-4 annual heat passes most times. 

I began by doing a hot oil treatment which I saw as the perfect opportunity to try out my brand new Carols Daughter Mirabelle Plum Hair Oil Treatment! I applied it together with steam from my Q-redew  in four sections and let it sit in a plastic cap overnight. I must say that I absolutely love it! It’s super great and I can’t wait to tell you all about it in my product review coming up this week! My hair felt super soft the following morning and tangle free.

So I proceeded to wash and condition which I did in 2 sections using my Carols Daughter Monoi Hair Repair Set. This process wa super easy as usual with these products. My hair felt hydrated but strong and really really soft. Since my hair was already feeling soft and I had a few errands to run, I decided to skip my deep condition this week and proceeded to t-shirt dry for about 10-15 minutes. 

I then applied my Creme of Nature Leave in alongside some Organix Argan Oil and the Creme of Nature 7n1 Leave in Treatment in order to prep my hair for the heat and give me  stretched results on air drying. I air dried for the remainder of the day and proceeded to flat iron my hair in small sections . I used the John Frieda Anti-Frizz Secret Weapon Touch Up Creme and the Creme of Nature Hair Sheen Spray to flat iron and I love using these two products as my hair feels indescribably silky, it has loads of movement but it is still left soft and hydrated. And without further ado…. The results of my washday are:

   

  So there you have it folks….I flat ironed my hair this week and rocked it! I completely enjoyed it and got tons of compliments. It’s good to spoil your hair every once in a while! 

Hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to press the follow button to get weekly updates and fun hair posts and go over to my IG @miss_tress123 to see hair videos and pics! 

Love Ya!

-Miss Tress💕🙆🏾🎀💇🏾🌸🌺💁🏽

Wash Dayaries #20- Amidst the madness….

And of course it time for me to update you guys on my washday for the week! This week I washed my hair on Monday instead of Sunday because I had a day off of school on Monday so I decided to wash my hair then. However, I had tons of work to do so I kept my washday VERY simple…. Well as simple as possible! 😂

I first began my deep conditioning my hair with my moisture deep conditioner mix in four sections which I did on Monday instead of letting it sit overnight. I didn’t use my q-renew steamer simply because I thought it was too much effort to whip it out and I was trying to be done with my work! I let my DC sit for about 2-3 hours while I did some more work and proceeded to washing. My hair felt so moisturizes after and it was tangle less!

I washed with the carols daughter Mirabelle Plum Shampoo and conditioner set which left my hair super soft, clean and sleek as usual! My shampoo finished during this wash though so I will be starting my new bottle soon! I left the conditioner on for about 5 minutes and then rinsed under cool water while detangling. My detangling session was quite good though. I saw a reduction in my amount of shedder hair which felt awesome and made me super happy. I t-shirt dried for the remainder of the day. 

I opted for a super simple style this week so even though my protective styling season hasn’t exactly rolled around yet….. I went straight Princess Crown Braids mainly because it’s super quick, cute and easy! So I moisturizd my hair in four sections using my Creme of nature Argan Oil Detangling Leave-in Spray, Carols Daughter Black Vanilla pure hair oil and I also wanted to try out my brand new Carols Daughter Black Vanilla 4n1 Combing Creme which I really like so far but I want to give it a few more tries before stating my final opinion! 

And that was it! A washday that was super duper easy and straightforward but maintained my hair’s balance and health. 

Take a quick look at my braids !

   

I hope you all enjoyed my super easy and fast washday! Don’t forget to follow my blog and my IG page @miss_tress123 to keep up to date with my hair journey while we have tons fun! 

Love ya 

-Miss Tress💕🌸💁🏽🎀🌺💇🏾🙆🏾