How we Dystonians wash our hair and when

These are pictures from wash day. The Eco Styler I only use on my edges and it does build up over time but not that bad. The spray I use for shine and hydration which is OGX Coconut Oil Mist. I don’t have a picture of the Olive Oil but I use that as I let my hair air dry for a day or so. 

How I wash my hair is harder than it used to be. I have to do it in the bathtub with a pillow on the floor for my knees. I used to stand up and do it in the kitchen sink with the sprayer but that sink isn’t working that well. I pick a day when I have nothing planned usually every two weeks. Maybe more and I do my wash routine. Doesn’t take long. I put it in four ponytails until I can get finished or more time. This week I am going to blow dry it sense I have never blow dried my natural hair. I would like to see if it will lay down so I can wrap it or make two puffs. Haven’t decided yet.

It’s not washed yet because I was about to dye it Strawberry Blonde but we are using the powder. A bit more complicated. But I have an appointment tomorrow and spent the day with my daughter. We had fun and after she went to bed, I spent some time with her father. Quality time. 

I am rebraiding my hair right now. 19 braids with two left. I can wear a braid out or a matching scarf to my shirt. Will see how it looks later on. May wear it braided for a day. The usual. Once I wash it, I try to braid it in big block braids that are easy to maintain. But I need time to do it. A lot of appointments coming up for me and my daughter. 

To wash, I use what is below first. I stand and get on the floor. Takes about an half hour with the two conditioners. Then I add the 3rd conditioning treatment. A masque that stays on 30 minutes. I follow that with a 15 minute masque and rinse. Part it in four ponytails and put the Olive Oil on it. Leaves it butter soft and easy to comb. 

Even though my hair is a bit dirty, I haven’t used too many products. Time to wash what I did use in it out. Trying a new product for twist, wrap or roll. I will post about it when I see the results. I am tired with two braids left and 1 hour and 15 minutes before I have to get up. I should be fine. Taking a nap before I go to the doctor and I have a snack. 

Mineral oil for your Scalp

Should we use mineral in our natural state.  No perm or pressing. I use some products that contain it every now and then. Supposedly it clogs your pores. Not in my hair. I have been all Natural for 6 years. My hair is very thick and absorbs oil. My scalp doesn’t. I put it on my scalp and the ends of my hair and my daughter hair. On my hair I use Olive Oil.

I wanted some Always Super Grow but didn’t have enough money.

 

These contain mineral oil. It’s the first ingredient. They work very well. Tre Tree is especially for an itchy scalp. Do I oil my scalp regularly? No. I need to do it mainly in the winter when it gets really cold.

These are cheap but effective. Worth the money and I love the way they smell.