Wash day! Is your wash day too complex?

How long is your wash day?

Sometimes for the fun of it I follow all the steps I can find for my wash day and I have found that for me simple and “short” (if you can call short any curly girl full wash lol) is better.

My 45 minute wash day is a little like this:

  1. Coconut oil pre poo night before
  2. Shampoo (in 4 or less sections)
  3. Deep condition (10 mins with hot towel)
  4. DETANGLE (once with tangle teezer, wide tooth comb and finger detangle)
  5. rinse out conditioner.
  6. Styling

My 90 min wash day

  1. Overnight pre poo night
  2. Conditioner DETANGLE-1 (finger detangling + wide tooth comb)
  3. Shampoo (in 4-6 sections)
  4. Deep condition (30 mins with hair cap and blow dryer)
  5. DETANGLE-2 (with tangle teezer, wide tooth comb and finger detangle)
  6. rinse out conditioner.
  7. Styling

My 2 hr plus wash day

Hot oil treatment for 30 mins leave in it on for up to 2 hours with no heat and then add the 90 min wash day or deep condition for 2 hrs.

The crucial and most time consuming step is detangling and it should be present in all curly hair wash routine at least once. It is really not necessary to detangle more than once as long as it is super well done or the hair is not too tangled, if you wash your hair twice a week and refresh with a cowash chances are your hair will get less tangled and the need to detangle will be less. So its a matter of either doing shorter wash days more often, as long as you deep condition your hair (up to 2 times a week is is perfectly fine), this is not a problem and is actually great for refreshing from the summer time heat and activities.

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9 thoughts on “Wash day! Is your wash day too complex?

    • Thanks for your comment! It’s just what I have found less time consuming & effective. I also detangle before washing (haven’t in a while though), yet I do prefer to do it after deep conditioning since my hair has a lot of slip and is more manageable than right after shampooing and it takes less time this way, off course different things work for different people :). Please let me know, if you try it, if it works for you too 😁

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