My Hair: Finally Gets Washed

It's about time. Ya girl went 4 weeks (and 1 day) without washing her hair. Bananas right? I didn't wash my hair in so long because I've been a combination of busy and lazy. A little after the 3 week mark, it started itching a lot and building up so I knew I couldn't let another weekend go by without washing it.

I misted my hair with my homemade hair mist and then added coconut oil in 6 (twisted) sections. I let it sit for no more than 10 mins and then washed my scalp and hair (with the twists still in) with my hair mud wash recipe. Man, do I dig my hair mud wash recipe. It always leaves my hair feeling so soft and clean!

I airdried in 12 braids with Kinky Curly Knot Today, my shealoe mix and Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll. The results are to the right. I did more braids than I normally do. This set came out ok but going forward I'm going to just do about 8 braids like usual. I also think that I don't really care for the Wrap & Roll. It's just kinda "eh" so I'll prob give it to a friend or family member who'll like it better.

Going forward, I don't think I will go that long between washes. This incident was really unplanned but I'm a roll with the punches kinda girl and have an adaptable outlook when it comes to my hair care. This incident did make me aware that it's not necessary for ME to wash my hair every week though. My hair suffered no ill effects and throughout the 4 weeks, I moisturized my hair whenever it felt dry and detangled when it was needed. But yea, my usual, every 1-2 weeks works just fine for me; I'll be sticking with that.

3 Tbsp Bentonite Clay
200 ml Aloe Vera Juice
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix and dump over head and massage into scalp and hair or spray on with a spray bottle and massage into scalp and hair. Rinse and style as desired.


Unknown said…
what do you use to measure ml? i don't think i have a thing that measures in ml. hmm, perhaps i'll look up a conversion calc.
Unknown said…
Great Post, I;m going on 3 weeks without washing mines and feel the same way. Don't need to wash every week
1xellus1 said…
Your hair looks cute! I want to try your mud recipe. I got the ok from the hubby to get Sister Locks. Cost prohibitive @ this time. I am still excited though. YAY! :O) Thanks for sharing Milan. XXX
Shalea said…
Out of curiosity, have you ever added to clay to your conditioner? Using it as an additional co-wash ingredient?
Milan said…
Barbara: I use a measuring cup that you would use to cook with. It shows fl oz and mL on it.

Ronesha: Thanks for stopping in! Yea, it's just not necessary all the time to wash frequently. I likey. Lol.

1xellus1: Hey miss! Yay for Sisterlocks! They're soooo pretty.

Shalea: No, I have never added clay to conditioner and now I don't use rinse out conditioners anymore. Have you tried it before?
Shalea said…
I have not tried it as an ingredient in my conditioner as a co-wash. I'm a newbie w/the clay, so I will try your recipe first. Then tweak it based on my hair needs/likes.
Tashelle said…
I just washed my hair yesterday after going 2 1/2 weeks. My scalp more than my hair was crying out for a washing. Don't think I could pull 4 weeks. Luv your hair!!!
Holy moly. I'm shocked that you lasted that long. My head started itching just reading about it.