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Today I want to share with you my hair care routine. I have a head full of natural, thick, but tamable hair. I usually keep it braided up, because I don’t like to have to do my hair. Sew-ins are good too but that call for maintenance, which takes time and time is something that I don’t have. So this past month I have been braid free and dealing with the maintenance process. I’ve watched so many YouTube videos on natural hair, but of course my hair never turns out the way I want it.
So my new routine is to wash my hair every two weeks. This is a challenge for me, due to the fact I liked to wash my hair daily. But I have come to realize daily shampooing is not healthy for your hair. So I have challenged myself to a twice a month wash and cleanse. When washing my hair, I am not picky about the shampoo and conditioners I use. But a recent Essence magazine ad inspired me to purchase Carol’s Daughter products. I have always heard about the product but never bought until now. I have been using the Sacred Tiare Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in conditioners.
THE PRE WASH PROCESS- My hair gets dry easily, so to make sure I keep it moisturized. Before washing my hair I like to oil it down really good, I used Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (from Trader Joe’s). If time allows me I like to do this the night before so that my hair has time to soak up all the oil, or at least let it sit for an hour.
THE WASH PROECESS- During the wash process, I like to condition my hair first. Then clean my scalp after washing out the conditioner. When shampooing my hair, I target my scalp only, as the shampoo rinses off my hair is will clean through it. At this point I like to ring out all extra water and dry my hair with a 100% cotton t-shirt. That’s right I use a t-shirt, I feel that it makes my hair feel a lot better than using a towel- no matter how soft the towel maybe. At this point my hair is PRODUCT FREE. This is when I like to put in it four sections and finger comb from the roots to the ends of my hair, also applying a hair mask. I allow the hair mask to sit in hair for 30 minutes to an hour with a hair cap on top. When washing out the mask I like to use cold hair, and pat drying my hair again with a cotton t-shirt after. Once again my hair is PRODUCT FREE allowing the detangling process to began.
POST WASH PROCESS- I like to section my hair in four parts again, using the leave in condition and a paddle brush to detangle each section. If I am styling my hair with hear, I definitely use a heat protector. If I am style my hair while its wet, I like to moisturize it first.
I encourage you to try this hair care routine, I love and I think you would too. Be sure to share you shampoo experience in the comments below or by e-mail at email@example.com
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