It’s a fact learning how to take care of your own hair is crucial for healthy hair and, of course, length retention. Washing your hair properly will allow you to:
- Get rid of all the products you put in your hair, during the week, and therefore avoid product build-up and breakage
- Cleanse your scalp and let it breath
- Avoid dry hair and breakage
Step 1: Section your hair. It will be easier to wash and you will have fewer tangles .
Step 2: Gently detangle each part to remove any knots and shed hair.
Step 3: Twist or braid your hair (If you have short hair or just big chopped, you can leave it as it is). 4 to 6 braids/twists should be enough, depending on the amount of hair you have on your head.
Step 4: Fully wet your hair with warm water.
Step 5: Apply a small amount of shampoo or conditioner directly onto the scalp. Massage your scalp delicately with your fingertips, not your nails, and let the product run through your hair, while washing the ends.
Step 6: Rinse your tresses.
(Repeat step 4 & 5 as needed.)
Step 7: If you used a shampoo in step 3, apply a generous amount of conditioner to your freshly washed hair. Make sure all your hair is saturated. It will condition your hair for styling. For a better penetration of the conditioner, use a plastic cap, and leave the product for a few minutes.
Step 8: Rinse it and make sure to remove all traces of product from your hair.
Check out Mymanemoves ‘ washing regimen. Simple, isn’t it?
- Make sure your nails are clipped, you don’t want them to get in the way.
- If you’re using a shampoo, use a sulfate free one, it will prevent your curls from getting excessively dry.
- Use a moisturizer, i.e. cream, oil, lotion or butter to seal in the moisture.
What do/does your wash day(s) look like?
Photo source (s): 4freephotos.com
On March 31, the Army released an update to its Army Regulation 670-1, along with an educational PDF to assist leaders in instructing soldiers on acceptable forms of grooming.
The PDF included clarifications for both male and female soldiers. Though the 60-page document is loaded with new information, one piece in particular has received a lot of attention: “Twisting two distinct strands of hair around one another to create a twisted rope-like appearance” — a popular style among black female soldiers — is now forbidden. And, in case there’s any confusion, there’s a collection of images that illustrate exactly what they mean. In response to the ban, Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs started a petition asking the White House to reconsider the changes to AR 670-1, as they “offer little to no options for females with natural hair.” And, she’s got a point, read more from >>Refinery29<<
Check out the beautiful finish achieved in this flat twist out tutorial.
Following on from Part 1 where we showed you how to do Senegalese Twists it is now time to style them up!
If you’ve got your twists in now, fab! If you haven’t got around to it yet or your still a bit unsure if this is the one for you, check out the great styles you can create once your all twisted up AND how to do them:
Gorgeous Two Strand Mini Twists
These beauties are so versatile. Easy to style and protective.
Although they can take a long time to do… In the tutorial below they took 10hours BUT do not let this deter you lol. Once they are in they can stay in for a very long time.
Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme available from British Curlies 2oz or 16oz
Hair Tip: Mini twists can be done on wet hair but they will not come out stretched. They’ll appear shorter but and this creates a totally different look, funky and full of volume (I prefer twists on wet hair) 😉