For most naturals, wash day takes an entire day. Wash day comprises of pre-pooing, shampooing, regular conditioning and then deep conditioning.

As a busy natural, I cannot afford to spend a whole day just washing my hair. I try to wash my hair about once a month or as the need arises. My wash day is divided into three simple steps:

*Pre-Poo/Deep conditioning: I usually deep condition with mayonnaise(yes, the mayonnaise we eat) as my pre-poo treatment. Mayonnaise is great for my hair because it makes it shinier, stronger and stops breakage.

I apply the mayonnaise to damp (not wet) hair, cover with a shower cap and apply heat over the shower cap with a blow dryer for 15 minutes.

Pre-Poo? Check.
Deep Conditioning? Check.

Don’t worry, your hair won’t smell of salad after you’re done with the entire wash process šŸ˜‰

*Shampooing: I shampoo my hair in 4-6 sections with my African black soap in the shower. This takes about 30 minutes.

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dudu osun black soap

Shampoo? Done.

*Conditioning: I then apply my Alberto vo5 moisturizing conditioner, cover with a shower cap, and leave it in for another 15 minutes with applied heat over the shower cap, or an hour without any heat.

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alberto vo5 conditioner

Conditioning? Finished.

Total time taken:
1 hour with heat applied during pre-poo/deep condition and conditioning.
1 hour and 45 minutes with heat applied only during pre-poo/deep condition.

After washing, apply your leave in conditioner and style hair as desired.
Ideally, hair should be detangled(combed) before washing, but I choose to detangle after the wash process.

Thanks for reading. Hope this method will help you save time. šŸ™‚
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Published by Natural Nimi

I am a medical student residing in Lagos, Nigeria. I have worn my hair natural(unpermed) since 2013, and here I share my experiences. I'm not perfect, but I believe that natural is a journey on which we are constantly learning.Ā 

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  1. Hello,

    Please I have a question.

    After this step “Conditioning: I then apply my Alberto vo5 moisturizing conditioner, cover with a shower cap, and leave it in for another 15 minutes with applied heat over the shower cap, or an hour without any heat”

    What do I wash with? Is it Dudu Osun or rinse with water?

    Thank you.

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