HAIR | MY WASHDAY ROUTINE | HOW I ACHIEVE MY FAVE LOOK ATM.

After over a year of growing my natural hair, I came to the realisation that I spend a lot of time on my hair every wash day, so I try to find ways around it. This is by far the fastest routine I have stuck to in a while and the routine pays off. My wash day routine goes thus:

  1. Preparation: I prepare my hair by loosening out the style I had it in.4e0ac153-2d81-4d1a-84a5-1c94607769d0
  2. Prepoo / Hot oil treatment/ Detangle: I pre-poo/detangle my hair with essential oils, Coconut oil and Shea butter. I first wet my hair with water, then apply hot essential oils on my hair/scalp and I use my hand to detangle my hair. Then I cover my hair with a plastic bag for 30 minutes to make my scalp absorb the oil. Afterwards, I rinse out the oils. P.S: My scalp gets dry really fast that’s why I make sure I pre-poo before washing it. The essential oils I use are Tea tree oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Almond oil, Jamaican black castor oil.
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    Essential oils.
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    Shea butter and coconut oil
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    Before and after warming the oils.

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    After prepooing.
  3. Shampoo: Ever since I started transitioning, Dudu Osun black soap has been my shampoo, the one time I tried using another shampoo my hair was breaking whilst using the shampoo so it was a NO NO for me. I apply the shampoo 2-3 times then rinse it out thoroughly.

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    After shampooing.
  4. Deep condition: I condition and deep condition my hair together, why not? I mix the deep conditioner – Beautiful textures Rapid, conditioner – Olive oil ORS replenishing conditioner and hair mayonnaise – Originals by Africa’s best hair mayonnaise together. I section my hair, apply the mixture from the root to the tip of my hair and twist each section ( this takes a while for me). I deep condition my hair overnight because I most times wash my hair late at night. And I rinse it out the next morning without unravelling the twist. P.S: I read through each product and I can actually leave all on for my hair for styling except the conditioner.
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    Twists.
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    Ready to sleep.
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    Before the rinse out.
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    After the rinse out.

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    Twist out.
  5. Style: The last step is to style my hair. I only oil my scalp and use coconut oil to moisturise the coils. I try to use little to no products on my hair after this and opt for a style that won’t stretch out the coils. And that’s it!

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    Back and front view of my fave style.

Tips

  • Double the plastic bags to trap in more heat when prepooing and deep conditioning.
  • Twist the tiny weeny front hair by itself to make the front curls pop (this is a trick I just discovered).
  • This ‘wash n go’ style can last a week if well maintained.
  • Trim your ends if it is weak to keep your hair healthy.

Wondering what my conditioner looks like and what other products I use? You should read the Products I use post *thinking of publishing an updated products post*

N.B: These products can be gotten in  Nigeria also.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. If you give this a trial please share a picture and feel free to tag me.

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What are your thoughts on this post? Would you give this routine a trial? What do you do differently on your wash day? Let’s discuss in the comment section.

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5 thoughts on “HAIR | MY WASHDAY ROUTINE | HOW I ACHIEVE MY FAVE LOOK ATM.

  1. See your fresh face *big grin*

    Me and DIY are not good friends, my last attempt, my whole room was messed up with egg and oil stain. I hope I’d try it again but I love how your hair looks so curly and lush after the rinse out.

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    1. 😉. You should give it a trial! And even if it goes south, these products smell good so you should be fine. Thanks dear for the compliment. And thanks for stopping by the blog. I really appreciate it ❤️.

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    1. Thanks dear Tinu; I sure will. I already have and it’s a great post. Thanks for stopping by the blog and also dropping your thoughts on the post. I really appreciate it.

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