I sometimes wonder why we take some things for granted. Like shampooing and conditioning our hair. We have evolved into the co-washing generation, and we scream with pitchforks about using harsh shampoos on our hair. The funny thing is that it is necessary to shampoo and condition your hair, at least once a week. Plus, it never did anything to my mama’s hair.
I have been natural for over 19 years, and I have done a few good and adversely horrible things to my hair. Shampooing was never on the list of awful things to do. I am a co-wash girl, I have dry, brittle hair and not washing away all the sebum doesn’t help me. Co-washing isn’t at all wrong; it is necessary when done correctly.
I co-wash my hair between shampoos when I just need to get rid of some product. Otherwise, I do a Sunday wash day. Time-consuming, but I have found a beneficial wash day routine that works and is affordable too.
So what’s should you do? First, you need to take into consideration your schedule if you’re a mom like me you know there isn’t enough time in the world to do everything. I have a to plan and organize.
- Prep from the day before. If you’re into pre-pooing, do that the night before. I don’t so I will skip this step.Organize what products you will use the day of your wash day. I do that the day before.
- Set a timer to ensure you don’t overdo any portion of your wash day. 20 Minutes to shampoo and condition, 20 Minutes for Deep Treat and so forth.
- Concentrate your shampoo on your scalp for maximum cleansing and your deep conditioner or conditioner at the ends for maximum moisture.
- I am a stickler for my fingers. My fingers get into my scalp. They can feel the strands or any problem area. However, you have the option of using a shampoo comb. It’s quite a relaxing feeling due to its massaging capabilities.
- Start your shampoo early so you can have the rest of day to dry, pamper and style your gorgeous self.
Bonus Tip: Use your shampoo until it is all finished then if you want, select a new line to experiment with. Choose one that is free of parabens, sulfates or alcohol. Shampoo aims to get your hair clean without stripping the moisture from your hair. s, sulfates or alcohol.
Shampoo aims to get your hair clean without stripping the moisture from your hair.
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|Author Iceta Wright, is Jamaican Natural Hair Blogger, who focus is on Natural hair beauties all over the world, but my Jamaica sistas are close and dear to me. She wants to give insight on where to get products locally, along with knowledge as to how to shop for some of these products online. All in all, you can expect authentic reviews for hair products and techniques that will assist with as little manipulations as possible.
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