Monday, September 30, 2013

Wash Day-Why I Don't Tea Rinse Every Wash

A well known fact about people on any HHJ- everything that works for others will not always work for you. 

I've incorporated tea rinses (coffee rinse this year) into my regimen years ago. However, tea rinsing does not give me the great results other hair lovers sees. I used to tell myself "self think about the hair you may lose if you don't do it." So I've stuck to it and the results have never been dramatic. If tea rinsing doesn't work for you, don't fret, you're not the only one. 

On with the show.
  1. Detangled and hot oiled with EVOO, avocado oil and grapeseed (lost lots of hair, not a happy camper)
  2. Washed my hair with a sample of Miss Jessie's Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo 
  3. Black tea rinse (steeped for hours)
  4. Sealed with avocado oil (this bottle went so fast!)
  5. Rinsed out after an hour
  6. Towel dried and UH NO!  My hair was gross! Just sticky! Hopped back in the shower used some Head and Shoulders 2 in 1 sham/condish. The results were better. Definitely clarifying next week. 
  7. Tee Shirt dried
  8. Giovanni Direct Leave-in (my go to fit the past few months) sealed with my oil mix
It doesn't look that bad but it's constantly dry.
My best friend has been a spray bottle
filled with water. 
The texture, I'm pretty much over it. 

I ordered free miss Jessie samples from their site a month ago. This time I decided to try their shampoo. This particular one I tried does contains sulfate. However, a little really goes a long way, I still have shampoo left over for another wash.

My oil mix was accidental. It started as just grapeseed oil but I would pour too much avocado and EVOO in my hand. It had to go some where, can't waste oil. 

I finally purchased a deep conditioner. I've used the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Hair Mask before but I can't remember how it made me feel. I really wanted their leave-in but I can't find it in stores. 

That gross hair feeling- did I not rinse correctly? Does Miss Jessie's shampoo not like my hair? Did I apply too much oil? Does my new DC sit on my strands? 

I'll try the DC again next wash and not the other stuff.

I detangled in sections and put two strand twists in (8 jumbo twists) pinned it up with a scarf and went to bed. In the morning, I untwisted and flat ironed the roots/underprocessed hair with my Chi Iron Guard heat protectant

My camera has not been producing the greatest pictures and the bathroom light does not help either. I'm working on it, honest.

Is there a HHJ favorite that doesn't work for you?


  1. I have never done a tea rinse even though I bought the green tea months ago, I am hesitant to add yet another step to my already long wash days.

    1. OMG tell me about it. When I need to do a hard protein treatment AND a moisturizing gosh.

  2. An HHJ favorite that I realized I don't like is air drying. DUN Dun I think I get more breakage when I air dry as opposed to roller setting. I thought it was just me, or that I was doing something wrong, but apparently I'm not the only one.

    1. Really? That is interesting. I used to roller set every other week but I didn't like how big my hair balls would be. It's so true every time I hear people say not everything will work for everyone. What do you usually do after a wash day?

    2. Yes, for some reason when I air dry my ends feel awful and I will get little broken hairs while m&s-ing, but when I rollerset, my ends come out so smooth. I have been pony tail roller-setting. I guess I should have said I don't like air drying with my hair hanging. I've done ponytail rollersets that I air dried overnight and my hair feels AMAZING when I take them down. I use the dryer when I'm pressed for time. I have been getting more shedding with rollersetting and not so much breakage anymore.

    3. Nadege did an interesting post on this if you haven't read it already.
      Air Drying vs. Blow Drying
      I thought I was just crazy until I read this; it kind of makes since.

    4. Interesting. You make me want to roller set (after my corrective telax). I have read that article, however, I will refresh my memory!

    5. I lied, I haven't read it! Doing so now.

  3. HHJ Rule that I break all the time: wet detangling. I'm just not about that life!

    Have you tried banding to air dry? Some say that you can get smoother air drying, while stretching your roots, and applying less tension thus causing less breakage..

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. KLP I am not a wet detangling fan either. I tee shirt dry for the longest and start on the driest area. I usually get smooth air drying effects when I use my scarf.