Do you want to simplify your natural hair wash day routine? And squeeze it in just 3 quick and easy steps?
Let's face it, most of us do not have the time for a multi-step curly hair wash day routine every week. The idea of a long, drawn out wash day process can be overwhelming. As a result we may rush through our hair care routine, causing us to be too rough with our strands when detangling, or fail to do a thorough job in washing and styling. Feeling overwhelmed by curly hair wash day may also cause us to put it off all together. Then we’re walking around with dirty, dry hair for longer than we need to. Yikes!
The #1 question: How often should you wash curly hair?
The answer depends on your routine and the amount of products used. Most women with natural hair will give a regimen of washing every 7-10 days. If you are using stylers with hold like mousse or hair gel, every week is recommended.
The idea that wash day needs to be all day is a myth! A wash day routine does not have to be long or complicated to be effective. While there may be some days that you'll want to add an extra step or two to treat specific needs of your hair, a successful wash day routine has only 3 core elements.
STEP 1: Cleanse (preferably in sections)
The most basic part of wash day is to wash your hair! Cleansing your scalp and hair removes product build up, dirt, and oil. A clean scalp also helps promote natural hair growth and clean strands are the foundation of any successful hairstyle. Cleansing in sections, especially on thick or long hair, helps you to more effectively scrub your scalp and minimizes tangles during the cleansing process.
The Rhassoul and Bentonite Clay Shampoo Bar provides a deep clarifying cleanse and lathers easily so a little goes a long way. The Gentle Herbal Cleanser is formulated with high quality ingredients that provide a silky, gentle lather. Both products are sulfate free, meaning they cleanse your hair but do not strip it of its natural moisture.
STEP 2: Condition and Detangle
After cleansing, the next step is to rehydrate your hair and detangle with a moisturizing conditioner.
The best time to detangle your hair is when it is saturated with conditioner. Great conditioners, like the Brahmi Root Hair Masque, provide lubrication to your strands (aka “slip”) that makes it easier to detangle without causing breakage. You can use your fingers, a wide tooth comb, or a detangling brush to gently undo knots in sections, working from the ends up to the roots.
The Brahmi Root Hair Masque uses high quality ingredients, including avocado, aloe vera, and ayurvedic herbal infusions, to provide intense moisture for your strands. The mask should be applied to damp hair right after rinsing out your cleanser and can be left in your hair for up to 45 minutes to provide maximum penetration and ultimate hydration.
STEP 3: Moisturize and Style
The last core element of a simplified wash day routine is to moisturize and style. Your hair’s hydration needs and the style you want to achieve will determine the best products for this part of your wash day. Bask and Bloom Essentials has an array of moisturizing and styling products to choose from.
The More Moisture Cream is a great moisturizer for fine to medium hair and can be layered with products like the Twirly Hair Gel or Hydrating Vitamin Curl Mousse for additional hold and versatile styling options like wash and gos and rod sets.
Go & Give It A Try!
Now that you know how to simplify your natural wash day routine, it's time to give it a try! Shop your natural curly hair products online today.