My Worst Natural Hair Day Ever

I read the owner of Carol's Daughter Lisa state the best advice she can give a natural is not to wash your hair on top of your head. WHY?

Because i receive the biggest birds nest on top of my head that you can imagine. When I washed my hair i was over the sink, head down and massaging in the conditioner. What a mess

Ladies, Please if you don't listen to anything else after moisture, moisture, moisture, please when you start getting length don't wash your hair on top of your head. It took me so much time with the care and detangling. I was almost crying while hurting me.
What? Are you saying literally not to wash your head, or dont wash it in a certain position? I know I like to wash it in the shower, drench it, condition it and then
de-tangle and maybe put it into sections in the shower and it helps soo much.

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I think she means piling your hair on top of your head like you see in some movies. Instead of letting the water run over your hair and flow downwards, you pile your hair on top of you head ans scrub, resulting in it being a tangled mess.
Washing my hair in the sink creates the same tangled effect as washing with hair piled on top. For me, washing the hair in a forward direction then trying to detangle it in a downward (normal) direction is a no-no. However, I can wash my hair outside the shower. I step in the shower to rinse.

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I wash in very loose twists. It cuts down on tangling.
I wash my hair with the shower running down on it. Then, for the conditioner, I part my hair in 4 sections (easily) and put conditioner.
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For a second, I thought she meant don't wash you hair at the crown of your head!

I started washing my hair in sections awhile ago exactly for the reason stated.
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since high school i read that you shouldnt pile your hair on top of your head while shampooing. but i do bend forward and wash all of my hair over the bathtub BUT im not using a comb at any point at that step so detangling isn't hard for me.
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I like Chicoro's method: put the hair is loose braids or twists to wash and condition.
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It doesn't even make sense to pile your hair on top of your head when you're washing it.
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It doesn't even make sense to pile your hair on top of your head when you're washing it.
Originally Posted by CocoT
but if you wash it in a sink that's what happens. I wash my hair like that sometimes. But My hair isn't very long so it's not a problem. Detangling is difficult for me either way so I just do what's convenient for me at the time.
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It doesn't even make sense to pile your hair on top of your head when you're washing it.
Originally Posted by CocoT

Making sense is relative to what you know. It make good sense to me since it's the way I have washed my Locks, Braids and permed hair for years and had no problems.

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Washing my hair in the sink creates the same tangled effect as washing with hair piled on top. For me, washing the hair in a forward direction then trying to detangle it in a downward (normal) direction is a no-no. However, I can wash my hair outside the shower. I step in the shower to rinse.
Originally Posted by lisa6

I will be washing and rinsing in the shower for now on
Lol at first I thought she meant dont wash the top of your head at all too lmao!
But I learned that lesson very young, dont know when but it was long ago.. ive been doing my own hair since I was a kid though.

I mostly wash my hair in the shower, but when I wash in the sink I dont get tangles either. At least not anything to make me avoid it, when I flip my hair back the bottom area near my nape is a little more tangled than usual but nothing terrible, I tend to keep it very smooth while im washing though.
I like Chicoro's method: put the hair is loose braids or twists to wash and condition.
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okay i'm another one who was thinking she meant don't wash the hair at the crown of your head/ woops.

i wash/detangle/rinse all in the shower and follow the direction of the water flowing downward. i don't get the whole washing the hair on a pile on top of your head thing. can't say i've ever done that.

Last edited by subbrock; 12-06-2010 at 03:27 PM.
I used to pile my hair on top of my head too. Its something that I did because that's what my mother always did with my hair. It wasn't a problem when had permed hair, but when I started transitioning and now, it makes my hair hard to detangle. I now wash and condition my hair in the shower
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I'm so glad some of you ladies understood what I meant and for those of you who didn't understand, thanks for explaining what you thought.
I think she means piling your hair on top of your head like you see in some movies. Instead of letting the water run over your hair and flow downwards, you pile your hair on top of you head ans scrub, resulting in it being a tangled mess.
Originally Posted by kayb
ohhh... lol that's exactly how i wash my hair. i keep trying to stop, but i go right back to it. it doesn't tangle THAT bad though

hmm.. i think i misunderstood AGAIN lol... anyway, i just stand in the shower, put in the shampoo and scrub. i'm not piling it on purpose, but it does look like it's pile up when the shampoo is in, then it goes back down when i wash it out. i don't bend over to wash it or anything

Last edited by keenyme; 12-06-2010 at 07:44 PM.

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