Natural Hair Wash day; Top 8 essentials for a smooth wash day.

Wash day can be an extreme sport if you haven’t had an hang of it yet. At the beginning of my journey, wash days weren’t my favorite because I was still learning about the Do’s and Don’ts of wash day and natural hair generally.

Wash day; Detangled hair
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I figured what worked best for me and my wash days are all smooth and a little fun. In this post I wanna share essential tools and products that every natural needs for a smooth wash day. Wash day doesn’t have to be that hectic, extreme sport and you don’t have to dread it.

MUST HAVE Tools
Hair Clips.
If you don’t wash your hair in sections, then that where the problem is. Always work with sectioned hair whether its during pre-poo, detangling, washing, braiding etc. Section your hair into two or four sections and hold the hair with clips. Trust me they come in handy and you can find them in every cosmetic shop or you can buy here

Applicator Bottle.
For efficient and effective pre-poo and hot oil treatment, an applicator bottle is your go to product.

Shower cap & a towel.
These two go hand in hand for me and they should do or should they? You can use a thermal cap as well. After deep conditioning wear your shower cap and wrap a towel for the conditioner to penetrate your strands. A thermal cap too comes in handy.

Old T-shirt / Microfiber towel
NEVER use a towel to dry your hair unless you just wrap it on your hair and let it absorb the water from your hair. Rubbing a towel on your hair may break your hair due to friction and have your hair matting and tangling. ALWAYS use a micro fiber towel or an old t-shirt but don’t rub on your hair just hold the t-shirt onto your hair to absorb the water.

MUST HAVE products.

Oil
An oil of choice for prepoo; olive, castor, coconut, tea tree oils etc.

Detangler /instant conditioner
Some instant conditioners are great for prepoo and are amazing detanglers.

Shampoo
A shampoo is essential for cleansing your hair and use shampoos that don’t strip your hair of its natural oils. Sulfate shampoos are known to strip off natural oils but I know people who use them and their mane is flourishing and others use it once in a while to clean the build up. Personally, sulfate shampoos are a nightmare, they dry my hair like crazy.

Deep conditioners.
Deep conditioners are either moisturizing of protein based. They come in different names like hair mask, moisturizing treatment, protein treatment, reconstructor and repair etc. They add protein and moisture to the dry and damaged hair preventing hair breakage, thus also known as repairing/restoring conditioners.

Some deep conditioners require heat after applying but all you need is apply the deep conditioner, put on your plastic/shower cap and place a warm towel on your head for around 15-20 minutes then rinse out. Some products require one to rinse with cold water so check the directions of use on the label.

With the above must have essentials, your wash day will run smoothly.
What are your wash day essentials?

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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