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5 Ways to Combat Hair Wash Day

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:

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Co-washing

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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Detangle

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.

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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.

Condition Hair

Always apply conditioner to the hair after washing. Conditioner adds moisture to the hair as well as making it soft and manageable. After applying conditioner, section hair and detangle. Rinse thoroughly and style.

I hope these methods will become a part of your hair care regimen and it helps you to combat your wash day routine. We all have our lazy hair wash day and by using these methods it should not take you the entire day to wash and style your hair. If you have any more hair wash day ideas, feel free to share below.

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  • Anna Nuttall

    Thank you, anything that solve my long thick hair is a blessing! Very nice tips. xx

    March 13, 2017 at 2:22 am Reply
  • Cassidy Slockett

    The leave in shea butter looks like a great product! I would love to buy it! Leave in conditioner makes my hair feel so silky soft.

    March 13, 2017 at 2:22 am Reply
  • Emma Oxley

    I hate hair wash day – my hair looks awful unless I blow dry it and it takes forever. I need to find some great products to make the whole process easier but I'm rubbish with hair!

    March 13, 2017 at 2:22 am Reply
  • Elizabeth O.

    It's really important to have a routine, especially when it comes to your skin or your hair. These are very good tips. My mother always told me to condition my hair.

    March 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • Ave T

    I'm using natural shampoos that do not lead to product buildups, so my hair stays clean longer. Co-washing sounds interesting. Have to give it a try!

    March 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • daytoday MOMents

    Great tips..unless my hair is up in a pony tail at home, I have to wash daily to look descent. hehe

    March 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • Michelle Thames

    These are some great tips! thanks for sharing! I love pre-pooing my hair. It makes a world of difference for me!

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Yona Williams

    OK, I think the term 'pre-poo' is too cute…even though it makes me think of something completely different than what it's supposed to mean. I recently discovered the benefits of co-washing, and sometimes, use this method of hair care.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Athena Nagel

    I use a very simple shampoo and conditioner process. The biggest variation to my process is when I choose to condition then shampoo – I do that about once a week.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Carlana Charles

    Great tips. Don't have much hair but I make sure I take care of it just as well.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Joanna

    These are spot on. I don't know how people go all day to wash their hair. I take 30 min to an hour tops. I haven't cowashed much this winter.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Claire Pajarillo

    Thanks for sharing this, I don't usually use shampoo, after washing my hair with lots of water I apply hair conditioner on it, it keeps my hair manageable all day long

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • laborders2000

    I do not really have a hairwashing day per say. I wash my hair every other night. I also do not have any rituals for doing it either. The tips you provided sound interesting. I am going to try some out.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • CourtneyLynne

    Ahhhh I definitely one that hates hair washing day!!! When you have long hair it's the drying that sucks!

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • CJ from Thirty30Courtney.com

    I'm the crazy one that LOVES wash day. My hair is currently in Havana twists and I miss wash day already. Washing in sections and taking the time to adequately condition my hair has helped tremendously and makes me want to yell at my mother for the horrid memories of when I was younger! lol

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Natalie Loves Beauty

    I have to admit, hair wash days aren't my fave haha. I've recently been trying Low Shampoo and have been loving the results so far.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Felecia Monique

    I hate wash day…I avoid it like a plague. These are good tips. I should finger detangle but my hair so thick it's nearly impossible.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:10 am Reply
  • Sauumye Chauhan

    They are all such amazing tips for hair care & shampoo. Love them.

    March 19, 2017 at 1:08 am Reply
  • jared's mum

    It is also best to use clarifying shampoo at least once a week so you can get rid of all the impurities that build up on your hair, or better yet, opt for natural hair products to begin with. These are great hair tips, I sure hope you can come up with something about how to combat hair fall.

    March 19, 2017 at 1:08 am Reply
  • Christine St Vil

    I gave up on wash day LOL I now get my hair washed and blow-dried at a nearby salon and they get done in 30 min what takes me 2 hours + When my hair was shorter though, these tips were golden!

    March 19, 2017 at 1:08 am Reply
  • Lauren Gay

    I don't miss the days of detangline but having loccs has introduced it's own obstacles for wash days. LOL

    March 19, 2017 at 1:08 am Reply
  • Delaine Myles

    I hate wash day, I just cannot be bother lol. I have done co-wash before but I feel as if It doesn't get rid enough grease and dirt from the hair. I have never considered conditioning before washing but that's what is done before relaxing so I am not sure why that didn't come up before.

    Delaine | http://delainemyles.com

    March 20, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Mommy Rockin' In Style

    I also hate hair wash day since I have hair fall outs after I gave birth. That's why I wash my hair every other day. So far, it lessens the fall out. Thanks for sharing your tips.

    April 9, 2017 at 6:04 am Reply
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