So let’s discuss my wash day routine. This process can be a very long and tiring one, as most naturals know, but it’s what I do to get rid of build up, moisturize, and prepare for the upcoming week. So from beginning to end, I’ll go over every step in my weekly routine.
I like to begin by detangling my hair in sections. I spritz each section with water and then use grapeseed oil to finger comb through. This step helps make it easier to shampoo and it is also used as a pre-poo treatment. After that is complete, I move on to actually shampooing.
The shampoo stage is completed while I’m showering for the night. Currently, I am using Shea Moisture Low Porosity Baobab Tea Tree Oils Shampoo and Conditioner. Since learning that I have low porosity, I try to do my best to choose products that are geared more to my hair type. The shampoo really clarifies my hair removing the build up from the previous week and the conditioner moisturizes well without being so heavy.
Once I’m done, I then follow up with a deep conditioning mask. I’m still using the Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque. It hasn’t let me down yet so if it ain’t broke, why fix it? I apply it by sections and then put on a plastic cap and leave on for about 10-30 minutes, depending on what my schedule looks like for the day. Afterwards, I rinse with warm water.
After I towel dry my hair in a t-shirt, I then begin my apple cider vinegar rinse. I used an old product bottle and added one part water and two parts ACV. This step helps to soften my hair, reduces frizz, and I’ve noticed that it rinses any excess from my hair masque. I make sure that I thoroughly rinse this out because, you know, the smell.
Now my final step is my LOC method. For those not familiar with the term, the LOC method involves a Leave in conditioner, Oil, and Cream. I use this method as a final conditioning method. The items I use include the Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free Leave in Conditioner from Shea Moisture, grapeseed oil, and Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave in Conditioner, also from Shea Moisture. I just recently started using this and it has really left my hair soft without a heavy, oily feeling.
Sometimes I may add a styling product as I do my LOC method section by section. After I finish my LOC method, I allow my hair to air dry and wrap it up in a silk scarf, pineapple style. My washday process may seem very lengthy, but since I’ve been doing it for some time, it doesn’t seem as long for me. However, writing about it has worn me out. So that’s all for now. See ya next time. Deuces!!