When I decided to start this process, I figured a great place to start was on wash day. Healthy hair starts on wash day, right? My goal was to get back to a consistent washing and conditioning regimen as a means of getting my hair its groove back. I feel like it was thriving back in 2011 when I was participating in the Kim Coles Grow Out Challenge and then I got lazy and busy (mostly busy, I swear) and let consistency fall away. A few months ago, I felt like I was seeing more breakage and split ends than I was comfortable with and decided it was time to get back on track. In a real way.
So I planned to approach that by putting a serious, meticulously planned regimen in place. But… as with any great experiment, you need to know your starting point so that you can gauge changes – be they improvements or relapses. (My nerd is showing now.)
So, wash day today was just the ho-hum wash day regimen that I’ve been employing for the past year or so. Nothing particularly special.
But this wash day would be where the documentation begins. That documentation starts with the wash-day shed ball. From beginning to end of the wash day process, this is my shed ball.
Additionally, I decided that I was going to start combating against breakage by introducing protein treatments into my regimen. I had never done them before, but all of my trusted hair advisors (aka hair blogs) sing the praises of protein and stress the importance of its presence in a well-rounded regimen. And I’m all about that. So… next wash day, I will be delving into the world of protein treatments.