3 Ways to Make Wash Day Easier
For a lot of Hairlistas, wash day is a weekly event which can sometimes take up the entire day. No bueno! We all want to have successful hair journeys, but if your wash day is too lengthy, it can cause you to be overwhelmed and frustrated. Below are three ways to cut time and make your wash day hassle-free. I use these tips on wash day and hopefully they will help you too.
For medium to longer lengths, sectioning your hair throughout the wash and styling process can cut down on a lot of frustration and breakage. Tackling sections of your hair instead of your entire head at once will prevent you from being overwhelmed with your hair and will allow you to be more gentle. I personally detangle, wash, and style my hair in sections. I section my hair in 8 sections (4 on each side). The amount of sections you choose depends on the thickness, density, and length of your hair.
Detangle Prior To Washing
I used to detangle my hair post wash and I depended a lot on conditioner to aid in it. However, I would experience certain sections drying quicker than others which led to more tangles and more time. I quickly learned that by not detangling my hair before washing it, I was actually causing more tangles than I had before. Now, I detangle my hair in sections prior to washing.
My favorite detangler is oil and a spray bottle filled with water. Finger detangling is now a breeze and I don’t have to worry about detangling post wash. I just style my hair and keep it moving. If you’re one to take a long time to detangle, opt for detangling the day/night before wash day. On wash day, you’ll spend way less time on your hair.
Skip Deep Conditioning
What?! Yes, I know what you’re thinking. We’ve been programmed to deep condition EVERY SINGLE WEEK. However, it’s really not necessary to do this step every week. 1-2 times a month is actually sufficient. I personally use regular conditioners after cleansing or I just skip to my leave-in conditioner for hydration. Unless, your hair is damaged, you don’t need to do so many deep treatments so close together.
What do you do to make your WASH DAY EASIER? Comment below!
Ammina Rose is a hair and beauty enthusiast from Chicago, Illinois. She created Lovin’ Our Textures on the belief that all hair is beautiful no matter the texture or style preference. Follow her hair journey from Relaxed to Natural on Youtube and Instagram.