Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cowash with Black Tea Rinse

My hair has been doing some excessive shedding ever since I had my son 11 months ago. My beautician said it was normal after birth and blah blah blah. Well after reviewing several YouTube videos, reading blogs, and reading hair care websites I decided to do a black tea rinse.

Before we get to that lets talk about my cowash. I use EVOO as a pre-poo for about 3 hours. I rinsed with warm water and applied my conditioner. I used Pantene Pro V for relaxed and natural hair. I need to get rid of it b4 I buy some V05 or Herbal Essence LTR conditioner. I let the conditioner sit in for about 10 mins then I rinsed with warm water. Next I added the black tea rinse.

For the black tea rinse I used some publix brand tea that had ginger in it. I boiled 8 bags in about 12 oz of water. I let it sit for about 30 mins. I did this all before I co-washed. My Love asked me what I was doing with the black tea. I told him and he told me now I'm taking my hair journey overboard. He'll realize the difference when there is no longer shed hair everywhere! When adding it toy hair I saturated my scalp using a homemade applicator bottle. My son has some brand new bottles laying around that he will NEVER use so I cut a hole in the top of the nipple and used it. I rinsed my hair with it 3 times and applied a plastic cap. I then rinsed one final time then added my deep conditioner (Queen Helen's Cholesterol). I remember reading a lot of reviews that said it made their hair dry and brittle. The conditioner is suppose to counteract this effect. We'll see though. Note: I'm typing this post as I'm going along.

I deep conditioned under the dryer for 30 mins. I then used LTR as my leave-in and detangled with the tangle tamer (LOVE this thing!!). I put on a little Argon oil and blow dried. Next I flat ironed my roots and curled my hair with my new Babyliss Curling Irons. Absolutely love these things. These are my 1st ceramic irons and I couldn't have asked for a better one. This is the finished product! Mind u I'm 13 weeks post relaxer!

My Love helped curl my hair. He thoroughly enjoyed it. He actually did a pretty good job for it being the first and probably only time using curling irons.


  1. I think it's so cute that your love takes an interest in your HHJ, my bf acts like he doesn't then later he's asking all kinds of questions about a blog post. Lol.

  2. I think he understands how important this is to me. It has been a while since I've been this passionate about something new. They always have to act like they're not that interested. IDK y!