As I began a routine of doing this I saw better and healthier results each time I washed my hair. My curls exhibited less frizz. This is something that I call “curl training” and involves wearing this moisturizing transparent, hair mask for several days before washing your hair.
What this does is train each of your curls on where they are supposed to clump together and lay. It is something that employ twice a week for at least two days and has produced enviable curls that even my mom and sister think was just “my gift from God”.
This is a typical reaction within our community if your hair is healthier or exhibits traits unlike anyone else’s it means you have that “good hair”. I always remind them that it isn’t about having “good” or “bad” hair, it is about taking the time to care for your hair that you should.
It’s about loving your hair enough to believe that it could be healthier and taking the steps to ensure that it receives what is most needed to produce those results. If I never believed that I could have curls, I would never have taken the leap of faith that day to leave the deep conditioner* in my hair that pretty much changed my hair forever.
The most important thing you have to be is open. All the rules I have broken that have given me amazing results have required that I break rules I never thought I would.
Water-only washing was a big one. Same with the deep conditioning*; but at a certain point in our hair journeys, we all have to take the plunge into unchartered territory to discover what will work best for us.
Our hair is unlike anyone else’s, so why should we think that doing the same thing that everyone else does will produce the same results? Make intelligent decisions about what you try on your hair, see my post on why the maximum hydration method failed for me the second time around, and you will find that with natural hair the key is experimentation that leads to hair discovery.