natural hair wash day routine

My Natural Hair Wash Day Routine 2017

My natural hair wash day routine 2017 is here!

Since I recently dyed my hair and have slightly changed a few things, I thought it was high time to bring out a new wash day routine video for my kinky-curly hair!

I will outline the steps in this blog post but if you would like to check out what I do in live action, you can watch the video here:

My Current Natural Hair Wash Day Routine:

  1. I wet my hair thoroughly in the shower. It makes my hair easier to part with my fingers and is so refreshing!
  2. I apply shampoo to my scalp. I don’t have a staple shampoo at the moment, as I am trying out a range of products. But my current go-to is the Creme of Nature Moisture & Shine Shampoo with Argan Oil . Creme of Nature Argan Oil shampooMy hair is clean, soft and lustrous when I’m done with this sulphate-free shampoo – it has never let me down!

    wash day routine
    Suds galore with Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil Shampoo!
  3. I rinse my hair thoroughly, parting my hair with my fingers once more and focusing the water on my scalp.
  4. *NEW* I add some of my deep conditioner to the ends of my hair before I leave the shower. I do this to stop my hair from dripping. Ever since my hair dye dripping disaster, this has been something that I’ve adopted into my routine. The dripping isn’t so bad now at all but I still do it just in case.
  5. I cover my hair with an old t-shirt to soak up any extra dripping dye.
  6. Out of the shower, I add the deep conditioner in sections to my hair and put my hair into large twists. This ensures the deep conditioner really gets to all parts of my hair, since it’s so dense. It also makes it much easier to style my hair later on. Again, I don’t have a staple at the moment but the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Hydrating Cream Conditioner has been working GREAT for me recently! It leaves my hair SOOOO soft and bouncy! Cantu for natural hair hydrating cream conditioner
  7. I cover with a plastic cap or bag, and let it sit for at least 3 hours – sometimes overnight, depending on my schedule. This conditioner is really a rinse-out conditioner but it has been working well for me as a deep conditioner, so I will continue to use it that way.
  8. I rinse my hair in the large twists and wrap my hair in an old-t shirt again.
  9. *NEW* I add my leave-in to my hair section-by-section and detangle. The leave-in I used this time was the Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner – this has a good amount of slip, and is creamy, nourishing and light on my hair. And it smells GORGEOUS! curls blueberry bliss reparative leave-in conditionerI used to detangle before rinsing my deep conditioner out but I found it was just an extra step that I didn’t need. If I have a leave-in with decent slip then I can detangle at this stage without any problems.
  10. I continue on to styling my hair. What product I use next depends a lot on the style I’m going for but it’s usually a wash-and-go or a variation of a twist out.

And that’s it! My natural hair wash day routine is done!

What is the favourite part of your wash day for you? Comment below and let me know, I love hearing from you all.

Until next time!


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4 Replies to “My Natural Hair Wash Day Routine 2017

    1. They work great for some people. For me personally it’s too much.

      A pre-poo is great for adding moisture to the hair – but for me, deep conditioning takes care of that. And also, most shampoos I use are moisturizing… so why pre-poo?

      Co-washing is good when you have little time or to refresh your hair mid-week, especially if you work out regularly. But it’s not good long-term without shampooing, your hair needs to be clarified every so often. It works well but in moderation.

      What do you think? 😊

        1. There is a lot of information to take in. I would say just try to keep it simple. Wash your hair, deep condition it, use a leave-in conditioner and style it. Just keep the 4-step formula and then see what products work for you in this formula. And then after that, if you want to incorporate other things, go from there. Just my advice!

          I hope it all goes well for you! x

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