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.
Deep Conditioning? Check.
Don’t worry, your hair won’t smell of salad after you’re done with the entire wash process 😉
*Shampooing: I shampoo my hair in 4-6 sections with my African black soap in the shower. This takes about 30 minutes.
*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.
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. 🙂
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