6 Steps To The Perfect Wash Day For Natural Hair Sistas!
Featured Author: Tangela, Founder of NaturalRootSista
Hello my NaturalRootSistas! Here are a few of my healthy hair wash day tips. My hair texture is between 3c-4a.
We all have different textures of hair and we all like for our hair to look and feel a certain way. My hair has to have softness, shine, definition, but most importantly it must be healthy. Avoiding hair-killing habits is a MUST for me.
It had gotten to the point that I was sick of putting different products on my hair to achieve the look I was going for, so I decided to come up with my own hair care regimen.
Step 1- The day before I wash my hair I always mix-up a blend of rich natural oils.
You need to apply this special mixture all over your hair from root to tip and make sure you really massage your scalp.
Oils used: Rice bran oil, grape seed, and avocado oil. (Apply on wet hair)
Step 2- Section your hair into 4-6 big twists, now place a plastic cap over your hair and wrap it up with a hair scarf and leave it on overnight.
Step 3- The next day wash your oils out with a sulfate-free shampoo or whatever you feel your hair texture needs.
Step 4- I condition my hair with sulfate free conditioner as well, I leave it in for 20 minutes and use my Q-Redew Hand-held Hair Steamer.
Step 5- I wash the conditioner out with cool water. The benefits are that cold water retains your hair’s moisture and leaves your hair less prone to frizz.
Most people add moisturizer or whatever to style their hair. This is a mix I make to get my hair on the right track for the week. And yes I do add moisturizer (I make my own) sometimes on the third or fourth day. I keep my hair shiny and soft with this method.
I used 1/3 cup of each oil in equal parts.
I section my hair into four sections and apply this mixture from root to tip while the hair is damp. You may need to mist your hair throughout the process.
Now style as usual. Done.
Follow these steps and send me photos on your results!
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