My head has been itching something fierce and I just kept putting off washing my hair. Not for any particular reason other than sheer laziness. Well, I’ve gone swimming and been playing tennis so needless to say going a single additional minute without washing was out of the question. I started having visions of a setback upon the take down of this weave…and Lord knows I do not want that! So I finally bit the bullet and washed my hair and weave.
For those who need a visualization of how to shampoo your weave, check out my previously posted tutorial. I followed the same method of diluting my shampoo (Giovanni Smooth as Silk) in an applicator bottle to make it easy to reach and cleanse my hair beneath the extensions. I conditioned my hair while in the shower with the Dollar General version of Tresemme Moisture Rich Shampoo, which is actually an excellent cheapie conditioner. I detangled my leave out with a product that was recently sent to me for review called Veria ID Tame the Tangles Leave-In Detangler…and I am really looking forward to trying this product during the take down should I encounter any stubborn knots because it seemed to work really well. Next I air dried for a few hours then sat under my hooded dryer to help my braids to dry. It is very important that your scalp dries at SOME point – keeping it perpetually wet can cause bacterial and fungal growth. Once dry I proceeded to flat iron to style.
I think I would love this same bob hairstyle if it were in a wavy texture and slightly longer to make it possible to wash and go. I think I may try that within the next year actually. Anyway, I love the results and the way this hair is holding up! That was it for my wash day…I plan to wash weekly alternating with Hair One and my regular shampoo and conditioning sessions now that I’m playing tennis regularly. I can’t go over two weeks again, that was just ridiculous!