HOW TO WASH YOUR NATURAL HAIR

Wash day is often dreaded by most naturals, and for good reasons. It is stressful and time consuming, the thought of detangling is enough to make you change your mind about washing especially for those with longer thick hair.
Good news is there are ways to make this process easier and faster; so if wash days have been a major challenge in your natural hair journey, you should check out the steps below and maybe there something you could improve on



STEP 1: PREPOO BEFORE WASH

This is a common term in the natural hair world and it's simply the process of applying natural oils to your natural hair from root to tips atleast 30minutes before shampooing.
The reason for this is because the process has been found to be nourishing and protective to the hair, the whole washing process can be stressful to the hair so these oils help to prepare the hair and give it a protective shield. There are lots of natural oils out there but I personally use coconut oil for my Prepoo and it works just fine.

STEP 2: SECTION YOUR HAIR

This process is mostly for people with longer hair lengths, washing all your hair together increases tangling so it is better to section the hair into 4 or even 6 parts depending on how full your hair is. You can braid each part and wash per section.

STEP 3: WASH YOU HAIR

Now, loosen one section at a time, wet properly with preferably cold or lukewarm water and apply your shampoo on the scalp and massage thoroughly and work your way to the tips, when done with each section, braid it back and loosen the next section, continue till you have washed all sections. It is advisable to use a sulphate free shampoo because sulphate has been proven to dry the hair faster though I few people disagree. I use sulphate free shampoos.

STEP 4: CONDITIONING 

It is important to follow up your shampooing with a conditioner, conditioners are great for your hair. It keeps the hair moist and helps with the detangling process and ofcourse with the sectioning process there will be less work to done.

STEP 5: WASH OFF AND DRY 

Now rinse off and dry with a Tshirt or microfiber Towel, I learnt that regular cotton towels can tangle and break your hair, avoid rubbing your hair while drying instead just squeeze out the water.
Watch out for breakage, its normal to have a little hair breakage when you wash your hair but be observant to note when it's excessive.
Remember that a good diet is good for our hair and protein treatments can be very nourishing as well.

What is your wash day routine? Feel free to share what works for you in the comment section so we can all learn.

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