I co-washed last night, but I also added something else to my routine thanks to a Hairlista group I joined (1 inch in i week challenge). This challenge is really simple. You massage in any (hot) oil, do an inversion for max 4 minutes, and repeat everyday for 7 days. This is apparently supposed to result in hair growth of about an inch.
So last night after work, I decided to start the challenge. I heated a mix of coconut, olive and castor oil, and applied it onto my scalp with a brush. Since I was also co-washing, I also applied the rest of the oil to my ends. I massaged in the oil for about 5 minutes, and then started doing the inversion. (Inversion is just getting your head upside down so that you can get a lot of blood flow to your head). I decided to hang my head from the edge of my bed, it got boring, but I stuck it out for the maximum for minutes. After this I massaged my scalp again (especially the areas that have been itching a lot) before I applied my deep conditioner for my co wash. I kept on the DC overnight, and rinsed it out this morning during my shower. I wrapped my hair in a t-shirt to absorb the extra water, before applying my leave in and sealing with coconut oil. I bunned my hair while it was damp, and voila I was ready for my day.
If you decide to do the challenge, take note of these warnings and notes by the originator of the challenge:
|Front hair, length just below lips|
|Left side, just about hitting the collarbone|