How to Properly Co-wash Type 4 Natural hair mini twists

So, I had my first co-wash cos I noticed my scalp gets itchy after two weeks of mini twists simply because I cleanse my hair after two weeks & skipping wash means an itchy scalp. A clean and healthy scalp is essential for growth of lush mane. How do you know it’s time to wash your hair & do you wash your hair and scalp when having a protective style?

What’s co-washing?

Co-washing simply means conditioner only washing where you wash your hair & scalp with instant / rinse off conditioner only.

co-wash mini twists
Mini twists before conditioner application. Had them in a bun for days.

How to co-wash mini twists.

  • Section your mini twists into 4-6 parts.
Sectioned into 4 parts, apply conditioner to the twists in each section & wash each section at a time.
  • Squeeze out enough conditioner to coat the twists from the ends to the root. You’ll need more conditioner since it’s supposed to condition not wash.
After applying conditioner
  • Massage the conditioner in your scalp & let it sit for a couple of minutes to be absorbed and break down the oils & dirts.
  • Rinse the conditioner as you massage your scalp to get rid of the build up too. Add more conditioner where needed, massage your scalp & smoothen the product in your strands and rinse properly.
  • Dry the mini twists, moisturize and seal. I moisturized with warm DIY aloe vera juice, sealed with butter and oil.
After co-washing, moisturizing & sealing.

Products used

What I loved about co-washing is how my scalp felt clean, fresh and the mini twists felt soft, moisturized, looked so lush and they didn’t unravel as I thought they would. If you intend to keep them for longer it’s wise to refresh / redo them.

A fellow natural, Joanne,  founder of Grow African Hair Long shared a tutorial on how she cleanses her mini twists. Check it out here.

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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