3 STEPS TO ACHIEVING HEALTHY HAIR FOR TEXTURED TRESSES
Posted on September 12 2020
Achieving healthy hair is easier said than done. We spend so much on hair products and take a ‘how to shampoo cue’ from commercials and methods handed down to us by individuals who know little about hair care! We have absolutely nothing against those hair commercials, we pinkie promise. It's just that, these methods leave our textured hair tangled up and form a matted mess piled up if washed using the same techniques! Quite honestly, I don’t want to spend money and misuse the products or even hours detangling afterwards. Erm, No!
So to avoid all that, we will share with you how to properly shampoo and condition our textured tresses.
THE BEST HAIR CARE REGIMEN TO ACHIEVE HEALTHY HAIR
There are several ways, but we picked out the best "how-to guides" for shampooing and conditioning your textured tresses for that healthy hair you desire.
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
- Wide toothed comb
- Denman Hairbrush (optional)
- Spray bottle
- Butterfly hair clamps (or wide hair clips if not available)
- Hair scissors (if necessary)
1. HOW TO DETANGLE YOUR HAIR
A lot of breakages happens during the detangling stage if done in a rushed or rough manner! BE GENTLE.
We recommend detangling the hair before (not after) washing. This is important in minimizing hair tangling and matting as it removes both shed and broken hairs.
- You can either exclusively use fingers/comb to detangle or a combination of both finger detangling, followed by the use of a wide-tooth comb. Others prefer to use a wide-tooth comb followed by further detangling using a Denman brush. If using a comb/brush, GENTLY start working from the ends to the roots and not vice versa.
- Once the section is properly detangled, make a loose twist and secure with a butterfly clip. Repeat on the remaining sections.
- Sidenote: If you have a length retention goal, detangling can save your hair a lot of breakages if done correctly. Detangling is where most loose length due to improper/rough handling of the hair.
2. HOW TO SHAMPOO THE FRIENDLY WAY
- Section your hair into manageable parts.
- Secure sectioned hair with the wide butterfly clamps.
- Using the spray bottle, spritz the hair with water to moisten.
- Follow by applying either a cheap conditioner or oil onto hair using the applicator bottle for easier product distribution in preparing for detangling. The oil and or conditioner provide slip and enables easier manipulation during detangling, which is the next step.
- Working on each section at a time, allow the shampoo to sit in the hair for about a minute or so. This gives the product a chance to work in your hair and scalp. After that time has lapsed massage gently please lol.
- If the section comes apart while washing (esp if the hair is short), just retwist and secure in place. Keeping the hair in twists will also minimise new tangles from forming. If tangles form and you have tried as much as you can to release them but cannot be separated at all, snip them off with sharp hair scissors.
- Always try to keep hair organised and grouped throughout the washing and conditioning sessions.
- Use WARM water to rinse out shampoo from hair.
#Friendlyreminder . Always work the shampoo onto the scalp with the pads of your fingers (please), then in a downward motion (as if milking a cow) –from root to ends.
3. CONDITION TO GET THAT HEALTHY HAIR
- Use the same technique for conditioning but, pay particular attention to the ends of the hair this time.
- Allow conditioner to sit for at least 5-10 minutes with or without the heat. Be sure to thoroughly rinse out with COOL water. DO NOT leave anything in your hair that is meant to be rinsed out.
Alright, that's our top 3 keep following them the right way and you will get that satisfyingly healthy hair in no time. But hey we are not done yet, we have more info for you boss babes. Keep reading because we gotchu!
So you've managed to keep up with the routine, but you still get breakages? Hate it when that happens! Here are a few important notes to add to your regimen.
TIPS TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY BREAKAGE
- Never work on dry hair. Moisten with a spritz of water and generously apply a cheap conditioner to promote slip during the detangling process.
- Using a conditioner/oil will also prevent complete stripping of the oils from the scalp and hair which over time leads to brittle hair.
- Never attempt to comb through a tangle. Stop and use your fingers instead before continuing.
* Pre-poo, is when an oil/combination of oils or a conditioner is used before the shampooing process to promote slip and increase moisture and prepare the hair for detangling/shampooing.
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