Many of us naturals dread wash days. We have to pencil time out of our busy schedules because we know that it’s going to be time consuming. While there are definitely measures that we can take to optimize our wash days, it’s inevitable that it still takes a chunk of time to complete.
Nothing is worse than spending all of that time during wash day and styling only for your style to last a day or two, leaving you with the pressing need to start over.
If you’re like me and hope to make your hair and styles last during the week between wash days, here are some tips you should follow!
Define during original styling
While I’ve touched on this in a previous pose with how I get long lasting twist out results, I can’t express enough how important it is to take your time during your original styling.
Whether you’re doing a twist out or wash n’ go, make sure you are not rushing through each section of your hair. The way your hair sets is ultimately directly correlated with how it will come out.
I’m sure just about everyone knows the importance of caring for your hair at night. Especially if you’ve ever gotten in late and were too tired to throw on a bonnet or re-twist your hair, you wake up the next morning looking all kinds of crazy!
This is why it is important to make sure you’re not forgetting to care for your hair at night. If you’re wearing a twist out, throw in some chunky twists to keep your hair stretched and maintain curl definition throughout the week.
Make sure your are sleeping with a bonnet or satin pillowcase* to preserve your style and retain your moisture. Major key.
Don’t forget about refreshing during the week. I always say “listen to your hair” because it’s true.
Add oils* or moisturizers if you see your hair drying up a bit as the week goes on. Don’t be afraid to spritz water or a liquid leave in to revive some of your dulling coils.
An upkeep of a style requires regular love during the week as well.
New style transformations
Lastly, nothing is wrong with switching up your styles within the same week. There are many different options for style transformations such as a wash n’ go turned twist out. Or maybe to a crown twist or a bun.
There’s also the option of wearing your free falling twists for a couple of days before unraveling them. Whatever the case, make it work for you!