Minimizing wash day time by washing your Type 4 Hair in Twists.

Tried wash day in twists, like washing your hair in twists?

Hello mane embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

So, I did try washing my hair in twists the last few wash days and am serving all the tea on that. Have always washed my hair in 4-6 sections, a section at a time.

How my first wash went down.

Sectioned hair for wash day

Well, it was a love-hate first time. It wasn’t as perfect as I thought it would but I loved the fact that the wash day rolled out easily and fast. 

My shampooing and rinsing time was cut into half, the scalp was easily accessible for shampooing and scalp massages, used less water & the down side was my twists started to unravel from the roots cos the twists were large & loosely twisted.

My second wash day went on pretty well, reduced the twists size & twisted properly like holding the twists a little tight at the roots and my wash day was easy, enjoyable and fast. Have been washing my hair in twists since.

How my wash day in twists looks like.

  • Section the hair as I pre-poo and detangle.
  • Wear a shower cap for 30minutes to an hour.
  • Run water on my hair until it’s soaking wet then apply shampoo on the scalp & massage to get rid of dirt and product build up then rinse off.
  • With deep conditioning, I warm up the deep conditioner or do a hot oil treatment. I warm up the deep conditioner to easily and properly infuse the nutrients into the strands. Warming up the deep conditioner saves me time, instead of using body heat to break down the conditioner nutrients which takes a little longer. I then wear a shower cap & let it sit for 30minutes to an hour before rinsing off.
  • My next step is to add more moisture by applying a leave-in then seal with an oil or butter and let the hair air dry.
Rinsed natural hair on wash day

The best part about washing in twists is; once my hair air dries I can easily install mini twists cos am still doing the mini twists growth & length retention challenge. I do detangle again before installing the mini twists. Washing in twists is ideal for all of you whose hair tangles when washing.

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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