This is my hair before I get started it hasn’t been washed since last week.
These are the players in today’s wash day. I recently decided to return to deep conditioning on a regular basis. When I was a new natural I NEVER skimped on deep conditioning however as of late I’m ve become really lax so I’ve made a commitment to start back.
A tip is to look for a cheap conditioner with the words ‘smooth’ or ‘silky’ as these have the most slip and since it’s cheap you won’t feel guilty using a lot.
I split those individual sections into even smaller sections as I find my hair easier to manage that way.
This is my current shampoo. I tend to like using things of the same brand as they are tailored to work well together. I filled a bottle with 2cups of water then added about 3 tablespoons of shampoo. The diluted shampoo is less harsh on your strands.
I hopped into the shower gently squeezed the conditioner out of my twists under running warm water and massaged my scalp for a bit before adding the shampoo. This helps lift some of the dirt.
I untwist add the conditioner, do a bit more finger detangling as this conditioner has TONNES of slip and retwist. I then put on a showercap, my microfiber towel and a beenie to help my natural body heat warm the conditioner.
So the next step for me is soaking up the excess water with an old tee-shirt for about five mins. Then I apply my leave in mix and seal with Jaydees Shea butter (my all time fave sealent).
I was in such a good mood from my easy breezy wash day I went ahead and installed my curlformers. This takes quite some time so you know I was feeling my hair.
Let me know about your wash day and what you use.