Hey everyone , I hope you are all doing well. I’m back! I thought I’d share my wash day routine for my natural hair. There are so many different routines, ideas and products for natural hair, that often I just get confused and stumped, and also with my anxious mind I find it impossible to make decisions! But I’ve been following this routine for a little while and it has made my hair what I need it to be : manageable. I think! I have 4c type hair. It’s definitely in the 4 category anyway. It’s thick and the curls are tighter when wet.
My current wash routine that i follow is from the chic natural on YouTube. It starts with DETANGLING!!! Detangling has been a revelation in my routine. When I knew nothing about natural hair, I just thought my hair was so unmanageable and coarse that you could do nothing with it but relax it. Now that I detangle, it has made me see how versatile my hair is. I finger detangle my hair in sections to stop so much breakage. I run my fingers through my hair, releasing any knots or build up.
Once I have detangle, I wash my hair with shampoo. I’m currently using the Shea Moisture black soap shampoo. This is good for thick hair. To be honest I don’t really see a difference in shampoos, I think they can be kind of samey, but I always try to use a good quality one as I don’t won’t my hair to be so stripped of natural oils. I also go for ones that do not contain harsh chemicals and no parabens.
After rinsing and making sure I have no build up of products on my scalp, and massaging with my finger tips, I detangle again, and put in conditioner. Recently I have been combining the Eness cosmetics argan one(also cruelty free) with the herbal essence hello hydration coconut. This makes my curls pop so I can see the beautiful curls I have hidden. I then part my hair into 4 and have 4 little pigtails and then put a plastic or towel wrapped to keep the heat in and I leave it on for at least half an hour.
Then I rinse out my conditioner with the pigtails still in tact. After I put a little oil into my hair, either argan oil or I’ve been loving Jamaican castor oil. After that I take the ends of the pigtails and stretch them out and pin them down so my hair dries in a stretched out state.
I still have a lot to learn about caring for my hair but I think im off to a good start. I hope this was helpful for some of you! Let me know what your natural hair works well with.
See you soon!
Eness Cosmetics – natural cruelty free brand based in Birmingham.http://www.enesscosmetics.co.uk/
Shea Moisture black soap – https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Shampoos/Shea-Moisture-African-Black-Soap-Deep-Cleansing/B0038U4TQU