Hello my lovelies, I’m back with a new post in continuation of the natural hair series. I’ve received quite a lot of feedback and I’m really glad this is helping a lot of us. Now, some of you may have wondered why I’m doing this… lol, guys, I simply felt led to share my experience with you and encourage you to believe you can do this too. There are several advantages which I have shared in my recent posts so without further ado, let’s get on with it.
Today I’ll be talking about my wash day.
Wash day can be intimidating. When I started the natural hair journey, I really didn’t know how to go about this as I was looking for a step by step guide. I personally think that wash day is the most important part of one’s natural hair care regimen.
Here’s how I keep my washday as simple and painless as possible.
- PRE-POO: A “pre-poo” is an oil treatment added to the hair before shampooing or conditioning. This helps provide my hair with a little extra moisture. I section my hair into four parts and apply my pre-poo. This can be a mixture of your favourite oils, I use the Tropic Isle Living
After applying the treatment to damp hair, I cover it with a plastic cap and leave the treatment on for at least thirty minutes.Once I’ve applied my oil treatment, l start detangling my hair from the sections I created.
- SHAMPOO: Next, I apply shampoo to the four sections I’ve created focusing on a section at a time and re-twisting back up before moving on to the next. As you do this, make sure you work on massaging the shampoo on your scalp to ensure it becomes free of product buildup. Work the shampoo through the hair and try to elongate the strands rather than rubbing them to the scalp as this prevents tangles.
To deep condition my hair, I continue using the same method. Be generous with the amount of conditioner you apply. Elongate the hair, work in sections, cover for about an hour with a shower cap and rinse afterwards.
When drying your hair squeeze out as much of the water as you can before towel drying. Avoid rubbing your hair with your towel —especially if you’ve chosen not to braid or twist your hair in sections. This will help to prevent tangles.
I only wash my hair with shampoo fortnightly. If I choose to wash my hair between my scheduled washdays, I co-wash in between to keep sweat, dirt, and tangles at bay.
Until next post, would be lovely to hear back from you, drop a comment below on how this hair series has helped you and remember to share this with another natural sister.
Do enjoy the rest of your day and remain blessed.