For naturals, watching shampoo commercials often feels like watching mini comedies. The calm, luxurious ease the model feels washing her hair simply doesn’t mirror our own experience. This isn’t to say that washing our hair can’t be a relaxing experience, it’s just different; it takes some level of preparation.
For new naturals, this can be exhausting.
Many natural women dread wash day. A quick search on YouTube will echo the same anxieties. Videos from vloggers of all ages promise to “cut wash-days in half,” or “win your wash day.” It’s not hard to hear the collective sigh. And it’s understandable. Wash days often involve a series of steps, from detangling to sectioning to conditioning and then stretching and styling. It’s beneficial to plan wash days in advance to make sure you can do it all.
There is no miracle product to cure all your washday woes, but there are ways to simplify your technique to make it easier for you while keeping your hair healthy.
Start with a pre-poo. Pre-pooing refers to a treatment applied to the hair prior to shampooing. We know this adds another step to your already busy wash day, but it’s worth it since it will save you time overall and improve the condition and health of your strands. A pre-poo can be an oil (coconut oil is great because it can actually penetrate the hair follicle) or a conditioner. CurlyCoilyTresses®️ Nourish Treatment Masque is great as a pre-poo as it does double duty as a pre-poo and a deep conditioner in one.