Summertime inevitably involves an epic battle against sun, salt, sand and SWIMMING on a regular basis. Today was no exception but we decided it was a great time to chronicle our wash day regimen for moms new to this natural journey.
|Freshly washed hair – no product, no comb, no hassle and tangle free|
Let’s rewind just a bit to our wash day experience two years ago, prior to our natural hair journey and PRE-MOISTURE. Her hair would be a tangled mess post swimming. We would throw the shampoo in, dunk her head in conditioner then fight one another to detangle. All that and then styling which could easily add up to a two hour or more battle which totally makes wash day no fun.
But knowledge is power!!
So today, thanks in large part to the World Cup and our need to get her hair done (keep in mind our many hours of reading, youtube tutorials and the like) our total time – from wash to finished product – was 1 hour (including photo sessions step by step for the blog). If you want to minimize the stress and maximize the moisture follow these important steps.
So let’s begin:
Step 1: Pre-poo
Step 2: Wash and Condition
When we first began it was very necessary to section the hair in order to minimize tangling and breakage. Today, we are able to simply wash and condition – finger detangling as we apply the conditioner.
Today we used Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo, Finish Cream Rinse and Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner.
|All Aubrey Organics Products available locally at People’s Pharmacy|
We don’t pay much attention to the OILY vs. DRY but here is a copy of their matrix for a quick reference, trial and error have taught us which products work best for our hair. We prefer the Green Tea when we want to clarify her curls and give her hair a quick, deep cleanse. The Honeysuckle is our go to conditioner for detangling and amazing slip. My fingers literally glide through her hair with the honeysuckle (keep in mind her hair is packed with moisture to begin with)
|Hair fully covered in Green Tea Rinse and Honeysuckle Rose Conditoner|
|Hair fully saturated|
|Finger detangled – post wash|
Step 3: Rinse Well:
Hair is freshly washed and finger detangled only:
|No comb, no product – freshly washed hair|
Step 4: LOC Method (Oil Portion)
Step 5: Style (with products of your choice)
|Camille Rose Naturals – add moisture and hold for style|
|Finished product – two strand twists|
To achieve the moisture required we applied the Camille Rose Coconut Water Leave-In to hair in sections. Hair was then divided into twisting sections, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twist Butter applied along with the Aloe Whipped Gel. For this particular style we did not use the Camille Rose Curl Maker or Moisture Milk – we use those to refresh her hair mid-week.
Have fun experimenting but don’t forget to LOC in the moisture!!