Wash Day: Care After Taking Out A Protective Style (Protein DC Treatment and Black Tea Rinse)

Hello guys. Hope your all well and happy?!

Will be showing you guys how I treat my hair and wash it after taking down a Protective Style. This post contains different pictures at different times. But this is my Routine, I just decided to put all in one post๐Ÿ˜‰

I know wash days are so stressful for many especially after taking down a PS, but for some its nothing ๐Ÿ˜ฃ well this is quite simple but detailed, nothing too serious. Basically I do a black Tea Rinse and protein Deep Conditioning Treatment (Must Do) and the result was great!!!   

Before Meets After

  • BEFORE TAKING DOWN A PROTECTIVE STYLE (Twists, braids or weaves)

Protective Styles ‘PS’

Before taking down my PS, I spray (water, leave in conditioner and oil mixture) from my spray bottle on the attachment, concentrating on the point my hair shows not the whole length of attachment. This helps reduce tugging or knots while taking them down. It also gives the kinky attachment that great slip it needs for easy take down, kinky attachment is dry and coarse so if you dont handle it properly while loosening, it could tangle and pull off your own hair.๐Ÿ˜– 


  • DETANGLING: After take-down, section your hair in medium-sized sections; like 4-6 sections. I use 4 sections. Apply and massage conditioner/oil and water to dampen hair, then clip each section away. Let this sit on your hair for a few minutes in order to saturate in the hair, and to prepare for the detangling process. 

After about  10-15minutes I detangle carefully with my fingers first, then I used a wide tooth comb to completely detangle. Dont be alermed if you see some shedding at this process as its normal. There would be knots around be careful to take your time to remove them all if not your hair would become tangled during the wash process. 

  • WASHING: After proper detangling with my fingers then the wide tooth comb, its time to wash. I used my Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo, its a clarifying Shampoo. I suggest you use a clarifying shampoo and not a regular or moisturizing shampoo as your hair has been in a long term style you want to remove all the debris and build up.   

For those bothered about stripping off moisture after shampooing you can always do a pre-poo with any oil of your choice. This will moisturize your hair while washing.

I washed twice till it was squeaky clean ๐Ÿ˜„ then I rinsed out all the shampoo.  

  •  PROTEIN DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT: Protein treatments after long term styles are a must do! Because your hair has been in a long term style, your hair strands are weak, and using a protein treatment in your washing regimen will strengthen your hair strands.

My style of protein treatment is to do both deep condition and protein treatment together!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ yesso no time to do protein treatment first then DC next. I Just do both together same result. For DC you can use a recipe or just a products that is for deep conditioning

INGREDIENTS:  protein DC treatment I use:1 whole egg, 1 table spoon Mayonnaise, half tea spoon of coconut/ olive oil, 1 tea spoon of lemon/lime juice, 1 tea spoon of honey. And 1 table spoon of my protein deep conditioner (Giovanni hair reconstructor) picture below.  



This recipe can be altered to best meet your hair length. If you’v got short hair please reduce the quantity so it doesnt waste, its better you do little than to do too much cus even with little your hair will still get the goodness. If your hair is longer than mine you can add a little more. ๐Ÿ˜Œ 


NOTE: To prevent the messy dripping problem๐Ÿ˜ก, please mix little quantity and apply little to your hair, use egg yolk alone don’t add the white so it doesn’t get too watery, you really dont have to make it saturated and drooling all over your hair. Whether little or saturated its the same thing. The hair will get what she needs just make sure it touches all the strands.   

all mixed up no clumps ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

 PROCEDURE: Mix all properly, then apply to hair, massage in properly from scalp to ends..cover with a plastic cap, Allow sit on hair for 15minutes with heat and 30minutes without heat,  get a towel to wipe off drips. I apply heat for 5minutes and covered it with a wrapper to trap the heat ๐Ÿ˜lol  

protein DC on hair, not drooling all over ๐Ÿ˜’


plastic cap



Note: Applying heat during a deep conditioning treatment aids proper penetration for type 4 hair. Use a hooded steamer or indirect heat from your blow dryer, or you wrap hair with a warm towel after the plastic cap.

– After time elapses Rinse Off completely. 

HOW OFTEN: I Do protein DC every month, Gbam!!! ๐Ÿ˜„ because my hair is color treated and she needs repair lol, but at the same time I pay attention to my hair just incase shes getting too much protein, which is Not too good. But girl you can do a moisturizing Deep condition twice a month. She will love it ๐Ÿ˜

  • BLACK TEA RINSE:  A tea rinse is done by pouring a cup of tea, commonly green or black, over the hair to reduce shedding or stimulate hair growth. The caffeine in the tea penetrates the hair follicles. Black tea is a tea for hair growth that helps to restore shine and color to your hair. Rinsing your hair with black tea helps to darken your hair and also give it luster (if you have light hair color, black tea will darken it so use green tea instead). It can be used in cases where hairs are being damaged with shampoos that contain a lot of chemicals. Using black tea as a tea for hair growth helps to slow down hair fall and increase the quantity of your hair.  

MY REVIEW On TEA RINSE: I do mine every month and I use black tea (Lipton). My hair is color treated and it helps alot to reduce breakage/Shedding. In fact before I added  tea rinsing to my routine I loose hair like no-mans-business. It was so bad!! when I wash/ comb I pull out chunks of hair every damn time ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I was so worried then I had a little research now I can count the number of strands that fall off on wash days. Sometimes only four. Yes!!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ So try it if you have serious shedding/ breakage or you add to your wash day routine if you wanna prevent shedding.  


Note: Black tea contains very high caffeine level and Too much caffeine cause stunted growth. So go for green tea. You can tea rinse monthly with black tea and twice a month with green tea, some girls even leave it in their hair or add to their spray  bottle. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Haa enough said lets get back to business… Wel well ๐Ÿ˜ต

HOW TO Tea Rinse:Steep 1 tea bag in 1 glass of hot water for 30 min. When the tea has cooled, pour it over hair, allow it to sit for 15mins so it can penetrate well,… You can improvise by pouring tea in a spray bottle and spraying your hair. You can rinse your hair or leave as a leave-in. But no i don’t  leave it in oooo cus it makes my hair hardd. So after that I just Condition and rinse off the conditioner, then Apply a leave in conditioner, and hair butter(shea butter) or oil to seal in moistureeee ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿ‘ฏ done!  

Applied leave-in and shea butter

 After all done, I packed her as a puff or any other style for a  week and the next week I make big cornrows for like 3-4 days ๐Ÿ˜love them 

puff it out

You can do this after the wash day. the next day it will be all streched out for styling

 Note: It is important to give your hair some time to breathe once your extensions are removed. Your hair needs at least one to two weeks to regain the proper moisture balance and its strength from your long term style. Once your hair is healthy and strong again, then you can get your next install.๐Ÿ˜Š  

Recent puff, you can see my hair is longer here lol

about 4 days now, looking rough lol…you can use a wig if you cant carry it out ๐Ÿ˜„



Phew!!!! ๐Ÿ˜… hope you enjoyed this detailed tutorial ?? Sorry for writing alot will try to shorten my write ups, i just always have so much to say ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜‘ (please let me know if you like it this detailed or shorter).

Have you tried protein Deep condition or tea rinse?? How does your hair feel after a tea rinse or protein Deep condition? Does it help with shedding/ breakage??? What other treatments can you do after a protective style?? Please let me know in the comment section. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Thanks and stay Blessed!


Filed under My Hair Routine, Natural Hair Care, Protective Styles

64 responses to “Wash Day: Care After Taking Out A Protective Style (Protein DC Treatment and Black Tea Rinse)

  1. Joy

    Pls dnt shorten it o. D long details is rilly helpful. I av gulped evritin u wrote like chilled water. 2moro is wash day nd am follow ur exact steps verbatim. well done u.


  2. LynZy

    Realli love ur hair and wat am see. Keep up d good work


  3. Debbie

    Very detailed and to the point! Kudos!


  4. Tofunmi

    thanks for starting the blog now we get more detailed explanation. good write up. awaiting more post from you. this will be helpful as I will be taking down my protective style next weekend. thanks (smiles)


  5. lynda

    Very on point girl, tea rinse u tried for the 1st time 2 days ago and was surprised I had just 6 strands that fell out. Thank God I read this coz I planned doing it every week lol


  6. I love the recipe. It’s kinda similar to mine but the tea bag dunce is new. Would definitely try net time I’m DC. I’m a huge fan.


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  8. gsparkles

    I love all the explanations, tnk u๐Ÿ˜™


  9. Doyeen

    Go girl! Very detailed, encouraging and helpful. You give a 4c haired sister some hope! ๐Ÿ˜€


  10. Sommie

    We don’t mind if u write a full page.Your posts are fun to read and I get to learn alot. Please write a post on hair dye and how to protect hair moisture and growth after dyeing hair.Am particularly interested in temporary hair dye so any tip will be helpful.Thank for setting up this blog.


  11. Tomileye

    very detailed and to the point, just what i needed cuz i will be taking down my PS next month.i am particularly looking forward to trying out the tea rinse, i would have loved to add to my daily regimen but i understand that its beta on wash days only so i don’t over do it.keep up the good work, you inspire me.


  12. Those Natural African Curls

    Interesting post! It’s always nice to see how other people take down protective styles, I’ve never tried a tea rinse so I might do that next time. Otherwise I think our methods are quite identical. If you like you could check out the posts I wrote on my blog: http://thosenaturalafricancurls.com


  13. Gbemi

    I love your blog, it is very detailed and you have posts we can all learn a thing or two from. I’ll be stopping by at your blog more often. Keep up the good work.


  14. Enifome

    Gosh!!!! So detailed! I dnt think u talk too much, I think you are an angel sent to redeem my hair! I’m so bookmarking this blog! I’m pumped


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  16. Larry

    i got confused in your green tea and black tea… And do I have to mix the tea with the yolk or separately .


  17. Kedei Ibiang

    Okay.. This blog is a saviour.. Been looking for somewhere to get all these information and voila!! Stumbled on your blog.. Great job girl. So bookmarking this page. ๐Ÿ™Œ


  18. ogehchee

    Please keep giving details…Loved itโค


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    Reblogged this on ogehchee's Blog.


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  21. So helpful but whr can i get the Giovanni Hair Reconstructor or better still, what product can be used as a replacement?


  22. ogehchee

    Do you to the ‘Tea Rinse’ after your protein deep treatment?
    And how often do you do this protein deep treatment??


  23. chinwe

    pls, i just had my first hair cut. what shampoo and conditioner do you advise?


  24. omoye

    1stly, I jst wanna say I love u n God bless u. Jst saw ur blog 2dy and I’m soooooo loving it. U are unique n I’m actually learning alot. Wud rlly want u to be my hair coach cos I jst turned natural. 2dy made my BC 1month n I’m loving it. But wud want u to follow it up cos u are gud. Pls can I have ur email so we tlk beta. Thnx


  25. chinelo

    Hi, when you have your hair in a low manipulation style like a puff, what do you or don’t you do to prevent dryness and knotting of your strands..your hair is lovely btw ๐Ÿ˜Š


  26. Ria

    Lovely post, and very helpful. I have tried so many mixtures trying to get the right balance for my 4c hair. I think I struck gold my last wash day. It was basically cholesterol, coconut and castor oil, with ACV. I put it in after a spritz, pre poo and a wash. My hair was so happy ๐Ÿ˜. I’m going to try to take better care of her now. And, how do you find time to keep a healthyregimen? I’m a doctor and honestly speaking…I know I don’t treat her right most of the time, especially when she’s in a P.S. I would definitely try the black tea rinse. Thank you, again.


    • Thanks love,
      Aww thats really nice.๐Ÿ˜€
      I know how it is and the challenges being a nurse,๐Ÿ˜‚ well i choose weekends as my washdays and treatment days as the workload isnt much those days. You can also work with your roaster too. Whenever your free in a week u can cleanse or if work is too tight you can do it bi-weekly ๐Ÿ˜Š .
      Also mix a daily moisturizing spritz with (oil, leave in conditioner or moisturizer, aloe vera gel and water), use it on ur scalp when your hair is in a P.s, its easier.
      When your hair is out you could just grab it, shake, spray spray in the morning and dash out, your hair would be moisturized truout the day๐Ÿ˜Š. Hope this helps!


  27. Ity

    ADMIN, u r one in a million….I tried d pre-poo and deep protein treatment…and guess what, my hair loved it. I did a ps and when I took it off, my hair had grown longer…thanks so much


  28. Naza

    Wow! Even a dommy will understand dis! Ur makeup is flawless and Ur a natural beauty! Thanks a mill


  29. Ij

    I just stumbled across your blog, the myriad of information I’ve seen online, always leaves me more confused than I was before I read them, and I’m pleased to say that you’ve demystified it for me, so you’re my new natural hair queen Abi mentor…….lol. So I want to go shopping for my hair as I’m be to the natural community so can you plsssssssss give me a shopping list. Thank you for your time.


  30. hi, your blog is amazing and very straightforward. easy to understand. please did you shampoo again after the egg treatment?


  31. HiBeKaY

    Awwwwww, just bombed into your site, and yeah I have learnt a whole lots. Like seriously less stressful for a wash day. Then less money consuming protein treatment. Thanks soooo much stay blessed.


  32. Adebola

    Hi…wow…Dz z awesome; easy to follow too. Thanks for d xplaination. Just a lil bit confused about what next after the tea rinse, you said you condition again…with ur normal conditioner or deep conditioner?


  33. Atayero olga

    Very interesting I will try, but my hair are different…oyibo hair :)) but I want to try


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