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Sunday Wash Day

So this past Sunday was wash day.

I don’t like wash days LOL. They are tedious and daunting and that’s just when I’m detangling my hair. They remind me of when I was little when my maternal grandmother would do my hair. If I remember correctly, I have always had thick hair. Thick hair means twice as much crying, whining “it hurts”, thoughts and feelings of hate yes its that crucial, and the desire to runaway or chop your hair off whichever meant getting away from the person doing my hair faster.

OMG I remember my grandmother would use the small toothed comb with handle. If you’re thinking it was used solely for getting the kinks out, you’re sadly mistaken. Unfortunately black mamas and grandmamas use these combs as switches or least mine did when I wouldn’t sit still. If you don’t know what a switch is please click here and read the second definition.

Sorry painful flashback.

I have to admit since I have been going to Miss May at the Victory Lakes JcPenny if you live in the area and are looking for an experienced black hairstylist I suggest you go to her. Tell her Cheycara sent you, I have become spoiled. She works so dern fast and and efficiently. She educates me on what she’s doing to my hair as well as on the products she uses in my hair. And when she washes my hair lawd… I feel like… Shit I honestly don’t really know what I’m feeling. There’s something about a beautician who can scratch. It almost feels better than sex. Lol I know I sound crazy but it feels that good. Don’t tell Miss May that though please LOL.

I wish I could recreate the same feeling at home. Perhaps I’m not using enough shampoo. The small bottle I had lasted me a couple of months but I was also getting a relaxer then. Since i go to the salon every other month, I usually wash my hair once or twice a month (or every two weeks depending on how long I have between salon visits). I use KeraCare Shampoo which is the same shampoo Miss May uses at the salon and it is sulfate free. However, it doesn’t lather like it does at the salon. ugh nothing is like it is at the salon!!!! Of course like I said, I don’t think I’m using enough shampoo. Or it could be the conditioner I use. I started using Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner and the Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment as my deep conditioner. The deep conditioner works well on my hair. It feels so soft and clean. However, I used the conditioner I suppose two weeks ago and whatever reason it just didn’t give the same results as it has before. Does anyone know if conditioner goes bad? I wouldn’t think so since most shampoo and conditioners sit on the shelf in stores and salons for such a long time.

At any rate, wash day was not a successful day for Luquisha and I. don’t ask me why I chose this particular name for my hair. It just came to me one day. After I deep conditioned and put some Garnier 1-Minute Hydro Replenish in my hair, I twisted my hair in Bantu knots which is a process I need to continue to work on. I part my hair in three sections and try to work on each section separately. However, when I get to the back is where I run into the most issues. The back (i.e. the crown and kitchen area) is usually cut in layers and even though I separate it into even smaller sections, it still doesn’t come out right. Here’s a video my Grandbig found on YouTube for a bantu knot tutorial

Sigh… I’m determined not to give up on my hair like I did in 2009. I welcome any advice any natural woman and/or blogger has to offer.

Thanks for reading…

The Southern Yankee