She Thinx – Period Panties

The following post is probably TMI, so read at your own risk. You’ve been warned! 

Ok, truth be told, I almost gagged at the idea of period panties, but I was very intrigued. These period panties by She Thinx claim that they can “back up or replace tampons, cups or even sea sponges, depending on your flow.” 

I received a discount for my first order, $10 off, as well as free shipping. The total came up to about $25. A lot for one panty, but if it does what it claims, then it would be well worth it. They arrived pretty fast. 

The first pair I ordered were the boyshorts in black, which claim to hold up to one tampon’s worth. Although I would have liked to try out a more absorbent panty (up to 2 tampon’s worth), the cut of the panty didn’t seem like it would meet my needs. 


I wore the boyshorts in the night to see how they would feel and if they would leak and they were excellent. No leaks. It felt dry when I woke up, so it definitely does work to wick moisture away from your skin. I’ve worn them on heavy nights and light nights and they were perfect. I’ve also worn them to jog and had no issues with leaking. 

I did not try them during the day just because I had to work and it’s something new. I’m sure it would be fine, but in the unlikely even that it wasn’t, I’d really be in a situation. 

The directions state to rinse them with water first, then they can be washed and hung to dry. Do not use fabric softener when washing. I washed mine with no problems. I did notice that they take extremely long to air dry. I did put them in the dryer a time or two and it seems to be fine. 

I loved the boyshorts so much that I ordered the high waist panties as well. These claim to hold 1.5 tampon’s worth. It does help to have at least 2 pairs to rotate, but 3-4 is probably ideal if you plan to ditch your current method and wear them 24/7. They also offer a 10% discount when you buy 3. 


One other thing to note is that they have excellent customer service. I had a coupon code for $10 off that expired, although it had no expiration date. I emailed the company and they responded in a timely manner and also sent me a new coupon code to use. 

Pros:

  • They fit well
  • They are extremely absorbent and live up to their claim
  • No leaks, no mess, no worries
  • They’re black so you don’t see anything
  • They work so well, you don’t even know when your period ends
  • Excellent customer service 

Cons:

  • They are pricey
  • They take long to air dry

I continue to use them and once I get to test them out during the day, I’ll likely buy more.

They are great as a replacement for your current method or would be great as a backup if you use a menstrual cup or tampon and have issues with leaking. 

The thought of them is more gross than the real thing. It’s definitely worth a try. 

You can use the following link to receive $10 off of your first order… She Thinx

Thank me later!

XOXO,
Rece

First Wash & Go EVER!

This weekend I did my first actual wash & go. I’ve been hesitant about it for a very long time because I thought the shrinkage would be incredible. I also feared more single strand knots than usual. As the warmer weather approaches, I thought it wouldn’t be so bad to try.I had NO idea where to begin, so I checked out a bunch of YouTube videos by the people whose wash & go’s I love on Instagram (@MahoganyCurls @HealthyHairToToe @Te_am_o)

The biggest tips were to begin the process in the shower, do it while it’s wet and don’t manipulate it too much until it dries completely. I thought the products I used would play a big part in the outcome, so I wanted to choose them carefully. I noticed none of the Instagrammers/YouTubers highlighted products, it seemed to be more about the process.

As for me and my hair… I washed and deep conditioned my hair as usual. Herbal Essences Shampoo (any kind) and Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment. These are my staples. I always wash my hair at the kitchen sink and that didn’t change. I rinsed out my deep conditioner at the kitchen sink as well. I then followed the process recommended, by beginning the styling process in the shower. I let the water run on my hair and made sure it was detangled in the position I wanted my wash and go to fall. I twisted it into a low bun while I showered, then just wrapped a towel around my whole head when I got out of the shower.

For styling, I let the curls fall as they may and just straightened my side part. I applied Extra Virgin Olive Oil to each section (4 loosely pinned up quadrants) because I swear by my “liquid gold.” The next and most important step was to separate smalls sections and apply EcoStyler gel (I used the Argan Oil one, but I’m sure any one would be fine) while smoothing it down the length of my hair ensuring that there was enough gel to prevent frizz and fly-aways. The process was very quick… maybe 15-20 minutes. I then let it air dry. It did take several hours to air dry, but it was never dripping wet.

I must say that I am VERY pleased with the results. My curls are defined. It actually didn’t shrink up as much as I anticipated. Of course the fact that one side of my hair curls more than the other was even more evident in its curly state. I’m currently on day 3 of my wash and go and it’s holding up extremely well. #Success
DAY 1

DAY 2
DAY 3

 
XOXO,
Rece