Just ask Mandisa I really do dread wash day, because it takes sooo longggg! But that’s the price I have to pay to have healthy and strong hair I guess. Besides I’m way to protective to go to the hair salon! Lol
So let’s begin!
So before I dunk my hair under water I like to detangle first. This obviously helps to reduce the tangles, knots, and excess shedding while washing it. What I’m using is actually a “deep conditioner” that I’ve had for years that I just want to use up. I spray my hair with water because detangling on dry hair is a huge NO NO, and apply this conditioner, and then start detangling using a wide tooth comb. I recommend any cheap conditioner that has good slip. So the comb can easily side through from root to tip.
Once my hair is fully detangled, I twist up my hair in 8 twists (4 on each side) I do this because I wash my hair in sections. Sorry to brake it to you, but I do not wash my hair like those herbal essence models. Who lather all their hair at the top of their heads singing Yesss! Yesss! -_- All that does is cause breakage. Sectioning my hair before washing is beyond helpful. I warn you it does take longer, but it’s totally worth it because my hair isn’t knotting up in one huge clump.
Shampoo & Conditioning –
If you can’t tell already, I’m definitely one of those people who won’t spend more than $10 on shampoo and conditioners! There are really good ones out there for reasonable prices, like this one!
After shampooing my roots in each section twice, I rinse it out and apply my conditioner. While the conditioner sits in my hair, I comb through it and move on to the next section. Once everything is shampooed and conditioned I rinse! & put on a tee shirt on my head to soak up the dripping water.
Now it’s time for deep conditioning. No matter how much time I have I always try to get a deep conditioner in. Trust me your hair will love your for it! So I like to switch deep conditioners every week, or just depending on how much time I have. Today I used this Hair Mayo, & sat under the dryer for about 45 minutes. I love this stuff! If you don’t have a hooded dryer, your own body heat will suffice. Or take a shower and the steam works great as well. After the time is up I rinse will COOL water. (https://divinelyrooted.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/totw/) < See Why! 🙂
After the detangling and all the conditioning I hardly have any trouble with my hair once the process is over. Thank God. So that’s my wash routine. Of course shampoo and conditioners may change, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be sticking to this process. I just apply a Leave in, Moisturizer, & Sealant afterwards, & Style!