Wash day is actually my favourite day of the week, I love playing in my hair and doing all this good stuff for it. That being said, usually, my wash days aren’t very..erm… successful. My deep conditioners don’t really penetrate my strands, leaving them crying out for moisture a few days later
But recently I have discovered that I am…get ready for it…a LOW POROSITY natural (Find your porosity by taking a shed hair and putting it in a glass filled with water, if it floats you are low, sinks you are high). *facepalm* Ever since my revelation, my wash day has been changed forever.
Check Out My Updated Wash Day!
First: I put a plastic cap on with my pre – poo for at least an hour makes my hair super soft and allows me to detangle. Heat opens the cuticles which is important for low porosity hair
Second: I rinse with warm water and shampoo/cowash, rinsing out with warm water
Second 1/2: I may do a protein treatment depending on how my hair feels. If it is breaking or feeling really mushy I know it is time. Also, if I plan on using heat or putting in a protective style for a while I will do a treatment.
Third: Apply deep conditioner (DC), making sure to really work the product in there. I apply castor oil on top of my DC. DC for as long as you want, the times on the bottle are usually fine but I usually leave it in for longer. The castor oil seems to seal in the deep conditioner and then the water just rinses off a bit of the oil and leaves super soft hair.
Fourth: I squeeze excess water out of my hair and apply my leave in and seal
Finally: I band my hair or braid up my hair, then it is off to sleep! The next day you can enjoy your lovely hair!