Products and Tools
- Cleanser - As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner
- Tea rinse - Natural Hair Community Growth Stimulating Hair Tea
- Deep conditioner - SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque
- Sealer - SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir
- Clip - Goody Ouchless Barrette
- Leave-in conditioner - SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner
- Styling gel - Kinky Curly Curling Custard
- Steamer - Q-Redew
- I cleanse weekly to maintain a simple routine and reduce tangles.
- I cleanse in the shower and style at the sink.
- I do not pre-poo.
- Run the shower stream over your hair and gently run your fingers through your hair to help guide the tangles and tangles. I do this until my hair is completely elongated as an indication that the hair is fully saturated.
- Part your hair in four sections and twist them into Bantu knots.
- Scoop out a generous amount of As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner and apply it to one section at a time in a downward motion. Remember, the focus is smoothing the hair shaft and reduce tangling. Use your fingertips (not your nails) to loosen buildup from the scalp.
- Cleanse the rest of your body and allow the cleansing conditioner to just sit you are done.
- Remove one section at a time and lean under the shower stream as to gently and thoroughly remove the cleanser with my fingers.
- Pour the tea rinse over your entire head. Gently massage the tea into your scalp and hair. Do not rinse.
- Spraya few pumps of the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir into your palm with the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque and paint the mixture into your hair, making sure every single solitary strand is properly coated. Continue until all sections and strands are covered.
- Place hair into a low ponytail, secure ends with a Goody ouchless barrette, and cover with a plastic cap for at least 15 min or overnight. For an overnight treatment, secure your hair with two scarves or t-shirts to catch any leakage.
- Rinse the deep conditioner out thoroughly and then put hair into four sections with Bantu knots.
- Take each section add a few pumps of SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner along with a few pumps of the elixir to shingle through each section with your fingers, Bantu knot, and exit the shower.
- Use a t-shirt to blot excess water and product and apply Kinky Curly Curling Custard to each section, raking through to ensure gel is distributed evenly.
- Secure your hair in a low ponytail and place a goody barrette at the ends for elongation.
- Place a satin scarf over the top until you are ready to leave the house.
- Remove the barrette, shake, and take my fingers into the roots and lift to bring it to life.
This is a year-round regimen that I rarely change. I do replace the deep conditioning with a protein conditioner about once a month, but I only allow the protein treatment to sit while I am in the shower (never overnight).
Everyday I wet my hair in the shower until it reaches its full length, add a few pumps of my leave-in and the elixir, and rake through each section before putting them into Bantu knots. I use the same routine with the gel and barrette as well. Lately I have been having success with achieving second and third day hair with the Q-Redew. The only difference to my wng during the winter is what is in my spray bottle. I normally just have distilled water and lavender oil and I add a few drops of glycerin during winter. I use my spray bottle according to my needs.
How do you achieve your wash and go?