Thursday 1 October 2020


 When we think of "treat yourself" what comes to mind is face masks, champagne and massages but I for one believe wash-day should be a whole pamper session too. If you have curly hair you're probably already accustomed to wash-day being a whole occasion that you have to schedule out in your diary. But instead of it being something you dread (Washing my hair takes at least 3-4 hours out of my day) make it something to look forward to.



I wanted to first start off giving you my review of the range after using it for the last 2 weeks. I tried the Supreme Repair and Supreme Smooth both shampoo and conditioners. Both have Argan oil, while the Supreme Repair 'fights surface damage from the 1st wash'.

Starting off with the shampoos - having type 3 curly hair, an important criteria for my shampoo is that it must not be too harsh or drying. I shampoo at most twice a week (I generally pre-poo with coconut oil so co-wash isn't sufficient for me and I need to shampoo). Another reason that I shampoo is because I have psoriasis that causes my scalp to be quite dry and flakey. Luckily for me, the head & shoulders is designed specifically as an anti-dandruff shampoo. Compared to the original ranges, it did do an amazing job of cleansing my scalp although I'd say it isn't as strong as previous head & shoulders shampoos and doesn't feel harsh at all. It also smells very different to the more minty 'fresh' smell and is instead more florally and fruity. 

The conditioner, on the other hand, is unique in that it is specially designed for scalp use. I'm so used to just using my conditioner on the length of my hair (And not the scalp) that it was refreshing to get to use it closer to my scalp (The hair closer to my scalp also tends to be very dry so getting to use conditioner made the biggest difference). The conditioner has a similar floral and fruity smell to the shampoo and just by using a small amount it left my hair soft and was easy to detangle. I generally leave my conditioner on for a few minutes and by the time I washed it out my hair felt silky soft and smooth - just how I like it and I didn't have to use a treatment.


Another week, another wash day. Here are some easy ways to make your wash day a whole special occasion.

  • Set the mood: Start off with your set up. Maybe put some music on and light some incense. You can be super extra too, with candles and a rose petal filled bath, if that's your thing.
  • Pre-poo: Before shampoo, I generally like to oil my hair, usually an hour or so before. If I'm using coconut oil, I'll get it out of the fridge, melt it between my hands and rub it into my hair usually while watching something on tv. You can also prepoo and then put on a face mask or do your nails while you wait.
  • At this stage I'll get into the shower, wash up and then rinse off the prepoo and shampoo. All the while singing along to music ;) While you shampoo, it's also the perfect opportunity to massage your scalp which has the added benefits of stimulating blood flow to help keep your hair happy and healthy (And head massages feel AMAZING!)
  • I like to condition twice - the first time I just detangle my hair and leave it on for at least five minutes. While I wait I'd probably shave my legs or do my usual shower routine. I rinse off then condition again - curly girls need as much moisture and nutrients as we can get.
  • After showering and washing your hair, why not put your hair up in a towel and do any other personal grooming things you have left - perhaps shaping your brows or spending that extra time getting your skin extra moisturised. 
These are just some of the things you can incorporate into your wash day to make it extra special and an absolute spoil.

This post is sponsored by Head & Shoulders South Africa however, all opinions expressed are my own.


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