I am now transitioning to Natural hair and so I thought I would share my wash day routine just in case there are other transitioners who would find this helpful.
This is how my hair looked before I started. My hair was in braid out all week.
Step 1: Hot Oil Treatment or Pre-poo
For this week’s wash I Pre- pooed with a mixture of Coconut Oil and Jamaica Black Castor Oil. After applying the Oil mix I sat under the dryer with a plastic cap for about 15 minutes.
Step 2: Shampoo
I shampooed with the Creme of Nature Sulfate Free Argan Oil Moisture and Shine Shampoo. This Shampoo is a new favourite. It left my hair feeling soft and moisturised yet clean. I love it!
Step 3: Deep Condition
Lately I have been loving the Elasta QP DRP 11+ Deep Conditioner. You can check out my review of it here. A few weeks ago I did a Protein Depp condition and with Hair Mayonnaise and followed up with this DRP 11 and my hair felt like clouds of cotton. It was soooo soft I could have died. I sat under the dryer withe a plastic cap for 30 minutes, the rinsed.
Step 4: Leave in Conditioner
After I rinsed my deep conditioner I applied my Leavins which were The Orion Zimmi Thermal Sheen booster and the African Pride Olive Oil Leave in.
I then sealed my Leave-ins in with the same oil mix I used to pree- poo and proceeded to detangle.
This is the hair I lost after not detangling for a week. Not Bad at all! The shedding is definitely getting back to normal.
As you can see my ends look really thin from all the shedding, but who cares? I’m transitioning so it is all going to be cut off anyway.
Step 5: Moisturise and Seal
I moisturised with African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Silky Hair Moistuizer on the length of my hair and S-curl No Drip on my roots. I sealed with Coconut Oil.
Step 5 :Styling
I was debating doing another braid out but laziness took over and I decided to just leave it in two big twists. This what it looked like after is dried completely.
So that is it for my wash day recap. I hope you got some helpful tips or saw some products that you can try. Leave me a comment letting me know what stage of your hair journey your on, transitioning like me, relaxed/texlaxed or natural.