I do not have time to deep condition my hair, really I don’t. I do want to deep condition it and every week I tell myself the same thing, ‘Em all you have to do is mix the concoction, the rest is just application, and that’s easy”.
The problem is I never ever get to the mixing part! Am I over thinking it? Yes! Quite frankly I am, deep conditioning* does not have to be a mix of something fancy, it can be one simple ingredient or product so why in the world am I sitting here making excuses about what I cannot do for my hair.
*Takes off clothes, grabs 2 minute Aphogee* treatment, add to hair, take bath, wash it out, braid, go to bed* There! I did it, I conditioned my hair for more than the two minutes that the bottle recommends and I even took a shower… Imagine that!
Ladies how many times have we used the age old excuse that we just do not have the time to take care of our hair the way we should?
We are all busy people, we have school, kids, work, social lives, cheating boyfriends you name it we have many distractions to occupy our time with leaving no space for the honey* oil and eggs prepoo thing you recently swore you would start using weekly.
If you really think about it, you will discover that much of what we think we do not have time for is only a bunch of excuses wrapped up in semantics.
With that said everyone can absolutely have a great hair regimen even on a small time budget, and here is how:
1. Use Your Bath Time Wisely
Everyone takes a shower every now and then, if not daily, so why not use that time to get your hair done? In your shower caddy you should have a moisture rich conditioner, some oil and shampoo, that way you can choose your poison at will without fuss.
If your goal is to always pre-poo prior to your co-wash or shampoo then grab the oil, slather your strands and make sure your bathroom is warm and steamy.
Shave your legs while your hair is steaming and once you are done proceed to shampoo, condition and then take your shower.
2. Oil Rinse
We have talked about the epicness of oil rinsing
a million two or three times. It happens to be one of the best methods for saving time because it helps to detangle your hair and seal in moisture all at the same time.
Typically oil rinsing involves coating your hair with oil and running warm water over your strands prior to adding your conditioner. If you are in the shower and you have shampooed your hair, add the oil to your hair in sections, run the warm water over the section you are working with and immediately condition and finger detangle.
After you are done put a little more oil in your hands to smooth over your conditioned hair and twist or braid the hair. There will be no need to do anything further to your hair, no leave in conditioners, no sealing you have already done it all prior to hopping out of the tub.
Originally posted 2013-10-22 15:00:54.