Wash Day - Crochet Box Braid Takedown

So, I came in a little under 3 weeks with my crochet braids, again. I was totally fine with that until I took my hair down and had NO idea what to do with it... sigh. I think protective styling has won me over ladies. I can't believe it. Either that or it's spoiled me too much. Maybe a little of both? Anyway, here's how my wash day went:

{1} Cut the braids a few inches from my scalp and unbraided. Easiest braid removal ever.

{2} Pre-poo - coated my hair with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Moisturizing conditioner and a mix of oils (olive, safflower, grape seed & a few drops of peppermint) overnight under a plastic cap & scarf. 

{3} Took braids out, removed shed hair, detangled and sectioned into 8 braids.

{4} Shampooed with CON Argan Oil Moisturizing shampoo.

{5} Deep conditioned with L'oreal Damage Erasing Balm under a plastic cap & scarf for a few hours.

{6} Rinsed then did an ACV & Aloe Vera juice rinse. I let this soak in for a bit, squeezed the excess, but didn't rinse it out.

{7} Towel wrapped my braids to soak up more of the excess juices for about 20 minutes.

{8} Section by section - I removed each braid and applied my leave-ins: grape seed oil, Whipped Creme Ends Hydration, my DIY shea butter mix. Not much detangling needed *woot woot!* 

{9} Tension blew dry my roots

{10} Applied Eco-styler gel on my edges, tied them down with a scarf and let it air dry the rest of the way.


The big hair is back! I'm pretty sure once I get to the point where all my bone straight ends are gone, I will totally be able to pull off a fro lol! And I will love it!! Never would've guessed that would happen. My roots are becoming a serious matter, but the braids throughout my wash days are keeping tangles to a minimum. *happy dance* I'm loving these easy, peasy wash days. AND keeping my hair in braids for washes has liberated me from the multiple shower trips. That's cause for a whole nother *happy dance*! Ha! It's so much easier to be able to just rinse my hair in the sink without worrying about it getting tangled from me flipping my head upside down. For now, I'll just be letting my hair rest for a bit before relaxing. 


Yaaay for awesome wash days! How was your wash day this week? Be sure to check out other wash day experiences over at SavingOurStrands and Just Grow Already!

12 comments:

  1. Happy dance to a great wash day! The afro is out! You can definitely pass for a natural with stretched hair! :)

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  2. Your hair looks pretty strong. I am glad you had a great wash day.

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  3. Awesome wash days rock! I wish each wash day could be complete awesomeness. :0) Your hair looks great!!! Very shiny and healthy.
    Divachyk | Relaxed Thairapy

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    1. Aaahhh me too, Diva! Life would be so much easier. Thank you!!

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  4. I love me a good tension blow dry. Your ends aren't as bad as you think chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. I am falling in love with the tension blow dry myself. So much so I want to buy a new blow dryer lol, of course. And thank you, KLP! I am truly trying to convince myself of that before my upcoming trim becomes a full hair cut.

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    2. AND Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience chica! Trim first!!!! :)

      KLP | SavingOurStrands

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  5. Washing in sections takes things to a whole other level, yay for awesome wash days!

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    1. Yesss! Sections are my best friend. Thanks Candice!

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  6. ohhh yse I love me some big air dried hair. I tried the crochet braids this weekend but had to abort...lol I will give it a go with a different kind of hair and make the lenght shorter nect go-around.

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