Having a clean scalp and head of hair is very important; there is no getting around that. Now that your hair is fully saturated with water and a bit softer, go ahead and cleanse your hair with a product that is sulfate free.
1. Focus on your scalp – massaging the shampoo into your scalp to remove all oils* and dirt and flakes (if you have them).
2. Leave the shampoo on your scalp for two to three minutes to do its thing.
3. The length of your hair will be cleansed during the rinsing process. There is no need to add shampoo directly to the length of your hair.
Find a good moisturizing conditioner* that your hair loves. Apply conditioner to your hair shaft ONLY. Do not apply directly to your scalp, detangle your hair while it is saturated with conditioner, braid or twist then rinse.
So what about the deep conditioning*? Wash day without a deep condition session is FINE! Yup, I said it. If you wash your hair once every week or bi-weekly, you can deep condition your hair every two weeks or even monthly, instead of every wash day.
No, your hair won’t fall out, of course. If you can fit a deep conditioning* session into each wash day, then great. Just make sure that your hair gets a good deep conditioning session at least once a month.
No Wash and Go hair styles!
Wash and Go styles are cute and sometimes they are easy to accomplish and look effortless. However, if you do not wash your hair often, you could have massive product buildup from the gels used to accomplish these styles.
Your hair could also be very dry and need extra work and manipulation to achieve soft moisturized hair. Some of us really have no time for this and often the hair is left neglected. Protective long term styles that last all week are better for us girls who do not have time to constantly be in our hair.
Choose Protective Styles Carefully
Protective styles are a great way to keep our hands out of our tresses, and allow it to rest a little and even promote hair growth. However, we have to choose protective styles carefully and be watchful of how they are installed.
1. Try protective styles that require the least amount of manipulation like twists, flat twists or buns.
2. Make sure that your edges are not pulled too tight and your ends are tucked away.
3. Do not be tempted to keep these styles in too long. Protective styles like braids and weaves normally can be kept up to 4 weeks with some maintenance. Try to avoid leaving it in for too long.
Comment below, and let us know how you have cut down your regimen to fit a busy lifestyle.
Originally posted 2014-11-08 15:00:29.