Wash Day Routine

IMG_3827Unfortunately, wash day is my least favorite day. It takes me about 3 hours to wash, condition, detangle, and two-strand twist my hair. I wash my hair every week, preferably
on the weekend. It took me awhile to get this down. In the beginning I was washing my hair every 2 weeks, but my hair was crying for moisture. Like chile, why are you torturing us. Plus, my friend and licensed cosmetologist, Atlanta told me I needed to take better care of my hair. I quit being lazy and became diligent in my work!

Below is my regimen and the products that I use.

  1. I braid my hair into 8 sections. 4 sections on each side
    • It’s easier for me to wash, condition, and detangle
  2. I wash my hair with Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil shampoo
    • only apply the shampoo to the scalp. Rinse and repeat. (luke warm water)
  3. I mix the Jamaican Black Castor Oil with coconut with Shea Moisture’s Intensive Hydration Hair Masque.
    • apply evenly and cover with a plastic cap for 45 minutes-1 hour. I push more towards an hour because my hair gets really dry.
    • rinse really well with cool water. I try not to rinse all of it out though.
  4. One by one, I take down each braid, detangle, and twist.
    • apply Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner. Detangle hair.
    • apply Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    • apply coconut oil to ends. Twist
  5. To keep my hair moisturize throughout the week, I use Shea Moisture’s Curl and Style Milk or Styling Lotion
    • I mostly use the Curl and Style Milk
    • I use the Styling Lotion closer to wash day; when my twist out is old (5th day).

I shop at Ulta and Walgreens for Shea Moisture products. They usually have buy one, get one half off or free. Walmart carries the oils.

***Disclaimer: You have to listen to your hair and provide what it needs. Find the products and regimen that works best for YOUR hair.
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