There are days when I go the whole nine yards for my wash day. Some other days not so much and I just want to get it over and done with.
My ideal wash day involves the entire routine as opposed to my regular one. I take the pains of going through the processes one step at a time just to give my hair that treat it deserves.
It goes as follows:
- Prepoo with Coconut milk. I coat my hair with a generous amount of coconut milk, cover with shower cap and leave for about 30 minutes or until when it starts to drip. Often times, I don’t stay that long so I wash out immediately.
- Next, I shampoo with African Naturalistas Natural Black Shampoo which gently cleanses my scalp/hair without stripping it
- After which, I condition with African Naturalistas Moisturizing and Detangling Conditioner
- When I’m done, I pat dry my hair with an old t-shirt which serves as a makeshift hair towel.
- Then I apply African Naturalistas Hair Mayonnaise in sections, cover with shower cap and two other scarfs for deep penetration and leave for about 2-4 hours. Since it has a thick creamy consistency, it doesn’t drip.
- 4 hours later, I rinse out with black tea and cold water to finish
- And then, I blot out the water with the t-shirt. I allow my hair to be a bit damp: I prefer applying products on damp hair.
- After which, I apply enough African Naturalistas Leave-In Conditioner to go round my head, and then a bit of undiluted Castor oil, concentrating on my nape and edges and finish up with raw shea butter.
- Immediately after the LOC method, I braid my hair in sections.
That’s pretty much what my ideal wash day entails. But because of time and some other factors, my regular weekly wash day is reduced by almost 30 minutes to an hour. It’s all good. As long as the hair is properly taken care of consistently, it will thrive.
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