My Hair Washing Routine

by - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

To grow healthy hair you should have a hair care regimen especially if you have hair goals. It gets your roots accustomed to the treatment and makes it easier for you to manage hair care especially if you are busy.

Frequency of hair washing 

I wash my hair once every two weeks. This means that no matter the hair style, it is out in two weeks. For dreads and braids however, I take it on for a month which means that I don’t get to wash it in a month.

I wash this frequently to reduce itching as a result of hair dandruff. Excessive oil accumulation also affects hair growth so I wash off the oil. Too much washing leads to hair breakage however.

For days when I have no weave on I wash weekly because of the hair products I apply. These attract dust. Washing frequently also affords me the opportunity to massage my hair. Massaging stimulates growth from the roots.

Method of Washing

I co-wash (cleansing the hair with conditioner), shampoo and then co-wash.

I start with the conditioner to make my hair wet and ready. I also do that so I don’t have to use the shampoo twice. Shampoos have a way of stripping the hair of oil. Co-washing the second time is to soften my hair strands.

Drying my hair 

I squeeze out as much water as I can and towel dry by patting the towel on my head. I don’t rub to prevent tangling. I allow my hair to naturally dry; no heat whatsoever is applied. I apply heat only when I want to wash in between braids.

What does your hair washing routine look like?

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