Top 7 Natural Hair wash day mistakes to avoid.

Nailing wash day is as important as nailing your favorite style and proper moisturizing.

Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

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Nailing wash days will get you off the extreme sport and dread wash day club and to get started is having the wash day essentials.

Have had my share of damn! Wash day again? I mostly hated the detangling process and that was way before I discovered the art of pre-pooing then detangling.

Some wash day mistakes may end up drying out your hair, causing tangles and an itching scalp which will eventually cost you your lush and healthy hair.

Not sectioning.
You all know by now sectioning is a big deal for me. Sectioned hair is easy to work with especially when detangling and cleansing your hair.

Sectioned hair for wash day

Sectioned hair isn’t prone to forming knots, tangles and matting especially when shampooing and massaging the scalp because you are working with manageable size of hair.

Skipping detangling.

Always detangle your hair before cleansing your hair. You can detangle the night before wash day. Let go of the shed hair, knots and tangles. Use wide tooth comb or fingers to detangle.

Skimping on water.
How much and for how long do you soak your hair with water before shampooing? Soak your hair for sometime before shampooing for the shampoo to lather well so as to get rid of all dirt and the build up, don’t be so mean with the water. Soak your hair generously before shampooing.

Scratching your scalp.
You wanna get off the build up and unclog your pores but scratching your scalp is the wrong way to go about it. Shampoo your scalp, hold the sectioned strands downward and massage your scalp gently with your finger pads or a scalp massager not your nails, it not only feels nicer but scalp massages stimulate growth.

Rubbing the towel.
Rubbing the towel on your hair while drying weakens your strands due to the friction between your hair and towel. If you have to use a towel just wrap it on your hair and let it absorb the water, use an old t-shirt to dry off by holding it to your hair. You can also use a micro-fiber towel to absorb the water.

Not rinsing well.
Thoroughly rinse the shampoo and conditioners. I know most of us rush of the rinsing unless you want product residues sitting on your scalp and causing you more product build up, clogged follicles, an itching scalp/scalp irritation.

wash day/ rinsed natural hair

Skipping deep condition.

Deep conditioning with a moisturizing deep conditioner is an essential wash day step to restore moisture and strengthen the hair. Deep condition on every wash day with a moisturizing conditioner and use a protein based deep condition after every few weeks to months.

How you wash your hair is important for a lush, healthy and growth of hair. Product build up and itchy scalp ain’t anyone’s cup of tea since we all want gorgeous manes.

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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