So yesterday was my wash day, it took me so much time, I really advise that you have some time on your hands when you decide to wash your hair and carry out all the works.
So my wash day involved four processes;
- Hot oil treatment
- Deep conditioning
The first thing I did was divide my hair into eight sections.
Then after sectioning, I started work on the section in front by first spraying with water till it was saturated but not dripping wet. Then I applied my conditioner before proceeding to detangle each section then put it back in its twist. When I was done with detangling I left the conditioner in for about five minutes before rinsing that out.
After I rinsed it out, I shampooed my hair applying the shampoo directly to my roots as that is where the dirt is. I shampooed and rinsed then proceeded to my hot oil treatment.
I poured the oils I had, coconut oil and castor oil into a small bowl then heated it up by placing it in a hot water bath then I applied the oils to my roots using the tips of my fingers and massaging my scalp in the process. I covered my hair with a shower cap and left the oil in for fifteen minutes before I rinsed it out.
After that, I applied my DIY deep conditioner using the remnant oils from the hot oil treatment. I covered it with my shower cap and a hot towel for about thirty five minutes before rinsing that out.
When I finished, I wrapped my hair in a cotton T-shirt to kickstart the drying process then when most of the water was gone I proceeded to moisturize my hair using the LCO method then I styled my hair letting it dry in its own time.
- When detangling first finger detangle before using a comb.
- Be careful not to hurt yourself when heating the oil.
- Be careful not to use too much shampoo, avoid using shampoos that contain sulphate.
- Don’t use a towel to dry your hair, it can cause breakage when the towel strands have friction with hair strands.
- Detangle from ends to root.
It took me more than three hours to carry out this entire thing, it’ll take less time for people with shorter hair and honestly I may have been a little slow probably because I knew I had time.
How long does it take you to carry out your wash day routine?
Stay healthy, stay lengthy
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