When it comes on to hair wash day it can be considered as being time-consuming. As it takes ample time to detangle and cleanse the natural hair from product buildup, flakes and more that accumulates on the hair shaft and scalp. Other times we become this lazy natural and just wanna get past wash day. Here are some methods listed below that can combat wash day:
If you are looking for a wash day method that will save you ample time then co-washing is for you. Co-wash involves skipping the shampoo and going straight to the conditioner along with water to cleanse the hair. You can also find Co-wash products in stores. Two of my favorite Co-wash products are As I Am Coconut Co-wash and Loreal 6 in 1 Cleansing Balm. You can use any conditioner of choice as long as it works for you. Co-wash usage depends on how often you wash your hair. I usually go with Co-washing weekly or just for a quick wash during the week and shampoo if my hair has huge amounts of build-up.
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If you have been wearing your hair loose in styles such as wash n go, twist out etc. all week then you might want to start first by detangling with a conditioner before you proceed to wash with shampoo. The detangling process will be much easier as the conditioner provides great slip that will help to soften the hair and makes it easier to detangle. Wide tooth comb can snag on hairs and cause breakage, finger detangling can be time-consuming but it should be the first choice. By finger detangling, you can save way more hair than using the wide tooth comb.
Put Hair in Sections
Part hair in two (2) to four (4) sections and tie each in a bun. By sectioning, this will eliminate the amount of time spent on wash day. The hair becomes easier to manage when working in sections. Shampoo and condition each section as you go. This method is perfect for long, thick hair.
Pre-poo on a Hair Wash Day
I have been doing Pre-poo for as long as I can remember back when I use to relax my hair. Pre-poo treatment prepares your hair for shampoo. Pre-poo protects the hair from being stripped of its natural oil and become dry. Follow up with moisturizing shampoo for best results after doing a pre-poo.
Always apply a condition to hair after washing. Conditions add moisture into the hair as well as making it soft and manageable.