About EbonyCPrincess

EbonyCPrincess is a self proclaimed hair care enthusiast who began her quest for long healthy hair in 2009. Her hair is relaxed and type 4b (kinky, very tightly coiled). You can find more information about Ebony and her journey on her personal blog, or her YouTube channel youtube.com/EbonyCPrincess


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    • Trina ReidTrina Reid says

      I’ve done it with a clarifying shampoo. I work it into my scalp first, then put it under the running water. Folks have a tendency to focus on the front of the hair while neglecting other parts of the head-like the top for instance. Once the water hits the scalp, the water runs down all over your head-including the shampoo. Then I proceed to shampoo like normal.

  1. Sharmane SmithSharmane Smith says

    It has nothing to do with putting shampoo in dry hair. When you put warm water in your hair and massage your scalp you allow your pores to open and rid you hair of some of the residue and dirt before actually washing it.

    • Malakah Angellia GladstonMalakah Angellia Gladston says

      My thoughts exactly. You allow the water to saturate the hair then you apply the shampoo. But i just don’t see the point in spending extra time trying to “wash” my hair with plain water first because it does nothing. Would you wash your greasy dishes or clothes with plain water? Would it get the grease and build-ups out? I don’t pay much attention to most of the coonery i see on the web about natural hair.

  2. Brown WashingtonBrown Washington says

    There is a difference between just running the water over your hair enough to apply shampoo than it is to actually massage “wash” your hair/scalp with water before applying the shampoo. No confusion…..the article stated just that. Good info blackhairinformation!

  3. Sharonda AndersonSharonda Anderson says

    This is a much needed post despite the critics, I’ve heard all sorts of crazy things from curlies jumping in the shower, wetting the hair and throwing the shampoo on their hair to dry shampoo’ing. I typically wash my hair with water first, not soaking/wetting it with water, it’s a huge difference. Washing with water first includes manipulating the hair and scalp…not everyone does it and it may have benefits for some, not for others. The whole idea is for us to simply do what works for our tresses! Good post, can’t forget the basics!

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