Simple Hair Wash Routine for Natural Hair

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I just love the internet! People share their neat ideas and they’re WONDERFUL!!

I’ve started a new way of washing my hair, and it’s SO MUCH EASIER to do.

I got the instructions from Naptural85 two YouTube videos:

Washing “Natural Hair” Easy Method

DIY Homemade Natural Shine Enhancing

It saves me water being in the shower AND it detangles all at the same time!!

The bottom line is to:

STEP 1) Spray your hair generously with water.

(I sprayed to the point where it’s not quite dripping, but enough to maneuver around.)

STEP 2) Section hair and put them up in elastic bands — I made about 8 or 9 sections. Below is the wet sectioned hair.

(I used Goody Ouchless…stole them from my daughter’s stash. I know. Bad Mommy. Heh. heh.)

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STEP 3) Take each section and coat it with your conditioner. Twist it and put it back up in the elastic band.

Below is the hair with conditioning — I use Alberto Vo5 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit. This also Helps Detangle!!!

(I have to work with how much conditioner to use. I think I’ve been using too much which will make me run out quicker)

12MonthTwistWash   12MonthTwistFrontWash  12MonthTwisrBackWash

STEP 4) Go to the shower and rinse each section out, starting with the top, and twist it together again and put the elastic back on it. Rinsing in the shower also keeps the hair from detangling from the downward water motion. And twisting it back up helps it keep from tangling up too.

STEP 5) Place towel around the hair to dry. MAKE SURE to squeeze each twist really good, because it hold a lot of water.

STEP 6) Take down each section of your hair, apply your Leave in Conditioner on each section, and let air dry leaving the elastic band off and untwisted

STEP 7) When 90% dry, section hair again and apply your oil(s)

(I use Coconut Oil and then put in my Three-Strand Twist–8-9 sections)

And you’re DONE!  I’ve been doing this for the past few weekends and it’s been working great!

I also did this with my Protein Conditioning: 2 Eggs, 4 spoons of Mayonnaise, 2 Tablespoons of Honey.

But you have to get into the shower TWICE–1) to rinse out Mayo and 2) Rinse out Conditioner. I’ll try this again with my sprayer in the sink to rinse out each section of Mayo hair, and then putting conditioner on the sections and then go and rinse it out in the shower.