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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A WASH DAY WALK-THROUGH

I recently mentioned that I'll be seeing out Summer with my Shea Moisture products.
Well, I decided to get started with the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo.
I don't have the Curl & Shine Conditioner (if there is one) so I used the Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner instead. 
I decided to try and create a Wash Day Walk-Through pictorial, for anyone who had questions about how I wash my hair. Hope it helps.
Steps 1 & 2: 
Divide hair into 4 sections using crocodile clips
(I used to Pre-poo my hair first but, my hair no longer seems to get as tangled before washday as it used to, so I don't need to do it as often anymore.)
(>Learn about 'Pre-pooing' here< )

Step 3 - 5:
Rinse and shampoo first section (repeat if necessary)

Step 6:
Rinse out shampoo and twist off section.
Repeat steps 3 - 6 for each quater.

Steps 7 - 9:
Work from the tips upwards.
Apply moisturiser to the tip of the section first before raking it through the rest of the section. Finger comb hair and gently detangle while smoothing the conditioner along the hair.
(N.B - You can use a comb or brush but I prefer to fingers comb it through)

Step 10: 
Twist off section and pin it up.
Repeat steps 7 - 10 for each quater. 

Step 11: 
Rinse each section thouroughly 

Step 12:
Pull hair into ponytail, roll the end and pin it up.

Step 13:
Cover hair with t-shirt to dry.
POST-WASH
Once I'm out of the shower, I re-section my hair into 4 and use the t-shirt to dry it a bit more, then immediately apply a leave-in conditioner to each section while my hair is still damp. Once I've done this I'm ready to twist or style my hair. I tend to put my hair into twists to allow it to dry naturally with out tangling. I don't use heat. 

Hope this helps. 
I'll be back with another 'walk-through' grid soon.