Friday, August 5, 2011

natural hair care basics part 3 - our routine

I know som people have a set task to do something on certains days like washing hair only on weekends but because I am a stay at home mom at the moment, I have time to do her hair when I want; therefore, no set schedule. I will explain how we do things though.

  • I wash her hair with shampoo and conditioner (garnier fructis olive, shea and avocado). Sometimes I will co-wash if I'm washing her hair with a style in. Sometimes I wash with just shampoo, too if a style is in. It all depends on what her hair is looking like

  • * When I condition her hair I apply it to her back area first and detangle gently. Then I add more to cover her whole head. I let it sit in her hair for a few minutes before fully rinsing it out.

  • After getting out I will lightly pat her head dry and apply coconut oil to seal.

  • * Normally, after this step I would let her wear her hair out for a few days before actually decide to style but I recently added banding to our routine. Here is our banding post

  • banded or out, her hair is left like this for a couple days and most likely styled by the end of the second day.

  • After I have styled her hair I leave it in for 4-5 days. I have never left her hair styled for weeks at a time because it usually doesn't last that long.

  • When I remove the style sometimes it is washed immediately and others after a couple days. I like for her hair to be worn out atleast 1-2x a week to give it a break. Afterwards, step one is repeated!

  • As you can see our routine isn't very special or definite. I have not tried any deep conditioning or hot oil treatments because her hair just doesn't seem like it needs any of those things right now. Also, at night she doesn't wear a sleep cap or sleep on a silk pillowcase so this may be what is contributing to styles not lasting long. What is your routine like?

    30 day challenge, day 12 - 5 guys whom you find attractive
    shady nate, philthy rich, idris elba, morris chestnut, tyrese


    style='clear: both;' Diva Locks said...

    all that sexy :)

    style='clear: both;' amandak23k said...

    great routine, ours is pretty basic like that and not set to a certain day! And most def. Tyrese and morris chestnut!!!!!!!!!!!