For us naturalistas, the wash day process isn't something that we always look forward to. So today I've decided to share my wash day tips and tools that will assist in making wash day a breeze while also helping your hair flourish. Video above!
This product is amazing. Not only do you get an amazing Scalp massage as you shampoo but it also increases blood flow to your scalp that promotes hair growth and eliminates dandruff and product build up.
*TIP: lather up your shampoo on your scalp then go in with the Scalp Massager for a deeper scrub.
If you're like me and don't have the patience for finger detangling, get you a shower comb! I experience very little shed hair while detangling because I take my time while also using a conditioner with lots of slip. Aussie Moist is my jam and I highly recommend it as a detangling conditioner.
*TIP: when detangling, always start at the ends then work your way up gently. This will avoid excessive breakage.
If you've been keeping up with my hair posts/videos then you know that I swear by washing my hair in sections. So there's no surprise that butterfly clips are a must! This helped me tremendously while transitioning and to this day, I still wash in sections. Separating your hair into four sections (or more if you need to) just allows you to cleanse and detangle more efficiently.
*TIP: if you're transitioning and notice that your hair gets really matted while washing, I recommend trying smaller sections.
Out of all of the tools mentioned, this one is by far the most important if you're looking to maximize in moisture and have your hair really flourish. Steaming has changed my life! What better way to get your deep conditioners to penetrate than with steam! Water is our #1 moisturizer. Steam comes from water. So it's safe to say that when you steam, you are maximizing the amount of moisture that your hair is receiving. This is a must have!
*TIP: when sitting under the steamer while deep conditioning, there's no need for a plastic cap. You want your hair to directly take in all of the steam.
After washing your hair, it's imperative that you use a microfiber towel for removing the excess water from your hair. These towels do not dry or pull your hair out like regular towels. What I love about this one is that I can tie my hair up for a while and once I remove it, my hair still feels super soft and moisturized.
*TIP: whenever I'm planning on doing a twist or braid out, I like to keep my hair tied up in my microfiber towel to remove as much water as possible before styling to cut down on drying time.
Implementing these products and tips for every wash day has made such a difference in my hair and cuts down on time. If you find yourself struggling with detangling, moisture, breakage, or growth, I highly recommend giving these a try.
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