Although my hair is much shorter than it used to be, it’s in no way a TWA. So, I cannot just wash and let it be, well sometimes I do and then I have to deal with detangling and removing the knots afterwards. That makes it not a good idea to just let it be or wash it daily in the shower for that matter. It is however much easier and faster to handle my hair now in its shorter state which is a big plus for me. Detangling is not a session on its own. It kind of happens as I was my hair and run my fingers through it. I also can wash my hair, apply conditioner and comb it out into an afro in less than 30 minutes which is great. Below, I share with you my current regimen or routine to take care of my hair.
Wash days are once a week and if I can pull it off, once every 2 weeks but rarely so. Once a week is more like the norm. Because I sometimes flake on my scalp, I often do a pre-shampoo treatment aka pre-poo. For that I use the Nashe Organics Moisturising daily Hair Spray, mixed with a bit of Head & Shoulders African Hair and scalp care shampoo. I apply the mixture on my scalp then go under the steamer for about 10 minutes. This helps to lift all the dandruff from my scalp so that when I wash, my scalp is as clean as it can possibly can. I will then shampoo with the Nashe African black soap, followed by conditioning with the moisturising conditioner or do a protein treatment which I only do once a month. With the protein treatment, I also go under the steamer for 15 minutes and then rinse. When I am all washed, I will apply a leave-in conditioner and you guys know that my first choice will be the Nashe Organics Leave-in styler which I love love love. What can I say, it’s one of my products. I will then either comb it out in to an afro or do large flat twists because single twists don’t hold at all due to the length of my hair. I also do wash n go’s using gel, but that is quite rare these days, especially after I started doing high puffs and enjoying them to the max. I also apply some oil on the scalp to keep it moisturised for longer. More like general skin care after a wash.
I am not doing much to my hair these days on a daily basis because of the length. When my hair is out, I don’t use anything to cover my hair since I have a satin pillowcase. In the morning, I rub my leave-in conditioner on my hands and massage it on the ends of my hair while lifting the flat sides and that’s it. When I have a style in, I cover my hair with a satin bonnet or scarf and I am spoiled rotten for choice when it comes to scarfs because I have quite a lot. Mornings are breeze when my hair is in a protective style. I basically just remove the doek/scarf/headwrap and I am good to go. I also spray my scalp and hair daily when my hair is in a protective style. Not so much when my hair is out to prevent shrinkage because I use the Nashe Organics Moisturising Daily Hair Spray which is water based. You know, shrinkage is not always welcome. However, I do use it at least twice in between washes to introduce moisture on my hair so that my hair is not dry and brittle. But I always have to do flat twists afterwards to stretch my hair.
Trimming split ends
Well, I have trimmed my hair only once since I cut it in June. Looking at how healthy my hair looks after the cut and how crazy it is growing or rather how much length I have retained since the cut, I have become less attached, in fact, not attached at all to damaged ends. If they should go, they go. No questions about that. I will choose healthier hair to longer hair anytime and so far, I am loving my healthier hair.
That’s all, no rocket science at all. Just sticking to what works and leaving out everything else. I’m sitting for exams again in November and for that period, I want to see if I can get away with wigging. I have not done much of that since I cut my hair. But I want to try that. Otherwise, thank you for coming by. If you have any questions, do ask in the comments section below. God bless you abundantly and be you all the time because no one can be better than you. Here is to peace, love, happiness and joy. Blessings