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Saturday, January 4, 2020

My Wash Day | Full Washing Regimen For Fine, Natural Hair

My Wash Day | Full Washing Regimen For Fine, Natural Hair

I actually look forward to my Wash Day!

I like to keep my Wash Days pretty simple: 

1). Pre Poo Treatment - 30 minutes to overnight
2). Cleanse/Co Wash - 5 minutes
3). Protein Treatment - 10 minutes
4). Deep Conditioning - 30 minutes
5). Oil Rinse - 5 minutes
6). Air Dry In 2 Strand Twists - 30 minutes

Coconut Oil For Hair Growth And Softness 

Pre Poo Treatment

Pre poo basically means pre-shampoo, which this treatment helps to detangle and condition your hair before thoroughly washing your hair. You can use oil or a conditioner, depending on your hair care needs. This will also reduce breakage and restore moisture in your hair. 

I would separate my hair is 4-6 sections, then apply oil or conditioner to each section (concentrating on the ends especially). I especially love using coconut oil melts the tangles away and moisturizes my dry hair.

Washing Fine, Natural Hair In Twists


It is always great to start with a clean scalp and clean hair for styling your hair. Whether you use a clarifying shampoo, a sulfate-free shampoo, a co wash, or a natural cleanser, you want to make sure your scalp is clean.

I tend to use all four depending on how I'm feeling about my hair, but the regimen is the same. This will allow me to focus on cleansing my scalp and hair...I DO WASH MY HAIR IN 4-6 TWISTS!

Protein Treatment

Protein treatments are used to strengthen the hair shaft and to reduce the damage to the hair, which are very important for fine hair health. If you have fine hair (which is prone to breakage), you should use a protein treatment every week to every two weeks to build more protein around your fragile hair shaft.

You can apply your protein treatment as pre-poo or after washing/before deep conditioning. I choose to do this after cleansing and before deep conditioning.

I would use henna with green tea every 6 months, but I also use a light protein treatment every other week. Both of these treatments have upgraded my hair in the most incredible ways! 

My Wash Day | Full Washing Regimen For Fine, Natural Hair

Deep Condition

It is very important to deep conditioner regularly to keep your hair moisturized and protected, especially if you wear your hair out. It is suggested that deep conditioning should be done EVERY wash day. To make your deep conditioner most effective 1). focus the treatment on your ends, 2). cover with a plastic cap and use heat to open your hair cuticles, and 3). rinse with cool water to seal the hair cuticles.

I deep condition after using my protein treatment to soften my hair and to moisturize my hair strands. Deep conditioning is definitely my favorite step that I look forward to during my wash regimen.

Oil Rinse

This is an optional step, which is great for easier detangling, less SSKs (Single Strand Knots (Fairy Knots), eliminates frizz, and leaves hair softer and shinier.

Add oil to your hair strands and let it sit for about 5 minutes, then rinse with cool water. No need to rinse all the oil out...just enough.
My Wash Day | Full Washing Regimen For Fine, Natural Hair

Rice Water Rinse

Rice water rinse is an optional step. This rinse is great for decreasing the surface friction to keep hair smooth and soft, improving my hair elasticity, and adding natural sheen and volume to my hair.

I have researched and have used the Boiling Rice Water Rinse Method, which has INOSITOL (CARB) that repairs damaged hair and protects hair from damage. 

My Wash Day | Full Washing Regimen For Fine, Natural Hair

Bands and Twists

After my Wash Day, I put my hair in 4-6 sections to put in 2 strand twists. This will allow my hair to air dry while stretched and detangled. 

Natural hair says: create a regimen that is simple to do and one where you don't have to look at your notes to do so. Listen to your hair and she will tell you want products and regimen to follow. Don't make hair care tough on yourself.

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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