I never understand naturals that spend the whole day tending to their hair. Though exceptions like henna treats that require a maximum of 4 hours exist. Much time shouldn’t expended on wash days. Here are five ways to help cut down the time spent.
1. Deep condition overnight.
As a new natural, I did this religiously and it has contributed a lot to the present glorious state of my hair. Apart from the fact that your hair properly absorbs nutrients present in the DC, it also saves a ton of time. Really. You just need to wake up in the morning and rinse out. You’re good to go.
2. Use a heating cap or a hooded dryer.
In this case, the maximum time you can spend is 30 minutes so it drastically cuts down on time spent.
3. Work in sections.
Sectioning my hair during wash days has helped me reduce the time spent, breakage, tangles and single strand knots. Seriously, if your hair isn’t a TWA you have no business washing your hair without sections – except you can really handle it.
4. Reduce the number of products used at a time.
Seriously, I don’t understand folks that want to use their entire stash in a single wash day. Okay that might be a bit overboard. But on a more serious note, you don’t need to try out every single new product in your haul. Try spreading them over a couple of weeks. You won’t need to spend so much time anymore.
5. Wash in braids or twists.
I co-wash twice weekly and sometimes I can’t really be bothered to unravel my twists so I just co-wash with them in. Trust me, this is the fastest and quickest way to wash your hair especially since you’re concentrating solely on your scalp. You’re not distracted by the hair itself. By the time you’re done with your scalp, the conditioner gently glides through your hair whilst cleansing it. It’s a win-win situation plus it saves you a lot of time and breakage.