Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wash Day Products

The online launch a month ago of Wash Day, the natural hair care regimen for fuzzy-haired folk, has gone great! Inventory is flying out the door and we're sold out a few items too!!!! We've also got new labels and sample pouches in the works-both to be revealed in May 2012. And, this summer, we'll be adding some totally new products, including some bath and beauty products!
The last of Wash Day inventory!
So, if you haven't already placed your order, you better hurry while supplies last! Free shipping on all domestic orders ends May 1!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Loose Twists with Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner

I've been getting a little bored with my hair as of late, so I hopped on YouTube to find some inspirational ideas. I initially tried the Shea Moisture/EcoStyle method, but that was a HUGE no-no!

My search led me to Urban Bush Babe's Cipriana talking about loose twists. In case you don't know, loose twists are exactly what the name twist your hair as usual except you twist the hair tight at the roots and ends and loose in the middle. I wasn't sure if I should do my twists on wet or dry hair (I always do mine on wet hair), but a little chat with Alicia James revealed I should do this look on dry hair.
Beginning with freshly washed hair, I veered off my usual regimen and applied something new-Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner. I think I'm in love and why have I not tried this before?! 

Direct Leave-In is a rich cream with a consistency similar to hair milk. Applied to wet hair that was allowed to partially air dry, Direct Leave-In has tons of slip, and left my hair feeling baby soft and very fluffy (which I love). It also gave me some definition, too. Best of all, I didn't feel this product in my hair, even while my hair was still wet! Direct Leave-In is also "organic" and void of all the icky stuff. 

As with any leave-in, I was nervous about trying this as I can always feel the product in my har, but Direct Leave-In did absolutely everything it was purported to do. I will definitely keep this in stock. Direct Leave-In gets two coils up!

Front view of loose twists
With Direct Leave-In in my damp hair, I decided to passively blow dry my hair-no tension was used to blow dry my hair with the intent of getting it straight. I just wanted my hair dry. Then, working in small sections, I applied Wash Day Bounce Butter on each section before twisting my hair tight at the roots, loose in the middle and tight on the ends.
Side view of loose twists
Overall, this took less time than wet twisting, even though I have three times more twists than usual. And, after sleeping on this with the fear of some unraveling, they're just fine the next day. I most definitely will keep this style and I love how it looks and how light my hair feels. This method and style gets two coils up!

Monday, April 9, 2012

MAD definition!

Ok, so I tried the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and EcoStyler mix, but my hair was an atrocious, sticky, heavy mess so I immediately washed it out and started over with my Bounce Butter. And, look at the MAD definition...

Close-up look at the definition I achieve with Wash Day Bounce Butter.
Overall look at the definition I achieve with Wash Day Bounce Butter.

And, did I mention that by using Wash Day Bounce Butter, I only have to do my hair ONCE a week! And, that my curls look just as good a week after I've done my hair?! And, my hair moves, stays soft and is crazy sheeny and shiny! 

Get your own jar of Bounce Butter at

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wash Day Update

Seems like it's been forever since I've posted anything, but in case it has, my apologies. I've been working on getting Wash Day off the ground. While I'm still in the process of redesigning my labels, I did make a few tweaks to the Wash Day web site at
And, I've been playing around on Facebook and added this to the Wash Day fan page. If you haven't dropped by yet, make sure to visit and share it with your friends and family, too!
Additional Wash Day news includes the availability of sample packs of all products in the next week and FREE SHIPPING on all Wash Day orders until May 1 in honor of our grand opening!