Natural Hair Wash Day Routine!

Hey Ya’ll! As I stated I would, I’m sharing my wash day routine after I removed my braids. I removed each braid one by one and finger detangled each section of hair. After I removed all of my braids, I put Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner {purchased at Whole Foods for about $11.00} in my hair for a couple of hours with a conditioner cap {purchased at Target for about $2.99) covering my hair. The instructions say to apply the conditioner to dry hair for 15 minutes but I had to  help my brother shovel snow that day. As a result, the conditioner was in my hair for some hours. I FINALLY washed it out of my dirty hair. I did not wash my hair for the six weeks my braids were in. Side note: I’ve actually never washed me hair while having braids installed. So I rinsed out the conditioner and my hair was so soft and easy to comb. I combed with a wide toothed comb while in the shower. The directions then say to “shampoo and condition as normal”. So I washed my hair with As I Am Naturally Cleansing Pudding {purchased at Target for about $11.00) and then I used Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner {purchased at Trader Joe’s for only $3.99!!}. I had heard great reviews of this conditioner from natural hair vloggers such as Miss Cinnamon Cake and DiscoveringNatural so I wanted to try it for myself. I really like it! It reminds me of the conditioner that hair stylists use in the salons. The peppermint made my scalp feel refreshed. I kept it in for about 5 minutes and then rinsed it out. Afterwards, I used SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler  to detangle my hair, I purchased it at Target for $11.99.

Below is my hair last Saturday in all its shrunken glory when I decided to wash it again, even though it had only been about a week since my last wash. I had been to Zumba that last week, sweated A LOT, and I had a lot of product buildup in my hair. I also wanted to try the tension method in order to achieve a cute bun for the Earth Matters, Fashion Matters event. Bad idea! MEMO to MYself: Amma don’t wash your hair the same day of any event that you plan to attend. BAD IDEA for you sweetie!

Below are the big twists I put in my hair  to allow it to air-dry. In this picture, I had already applied the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler to each section of hair. I then used a wide-toothed comb to comb through each section before I twisted it.

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I absolutely dread washing my hair. Even when I had relaxed hair, I never looked forward to washing my hair. I’ve been natural for four years and I still dislike washing my own hair. However, I learned the process is A LOT easier when I wash my hair in sections. For example, in the picture above, I had six twists in my hair. It’s easier for me to wash my hair in the six twists meaning I unravel each section one by one, wash it, twist it again and move onto the next section and repeat.

Here is how I wore my hair that night, in Celie Twists. My hair was still damp when I left the house but Celie Twists never fail me.

What is your wash day routine? Do you prefer to wash your hair in sections? What works best for you?

Please share below and thanks for reading 🙂

~Amma Mama

4 Comments
  • Nature's Pulchritude
    February 27, 2014

    Lovely hair! I always wash in sections. I try to keep it simple and be done!

    • ammamama
      February 27, 2014

      Thank you!
      Yep its more efficient that way.
      Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Aaya
    February 28, 2014

    very nice post! thank you for allowing us all to see your wash day routine 🙂 I also completely dread wash day mainly because its time consuming. I’ve never tried washing my hair in sections but i’ll definitely give it a try the next wash day.

    • ammamama
      February 28, 2014

      Thanks Bopz! And yes give it a whirl:-)

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