NATURAL HAIR BASICS: HOW TO WASH YOUR NATURAL HAIR WITHOUT TANGLES

By Hadassah Agbaps - July 05, 2017

Hi people, what's been on?

 I thought it will be a good idea to start with the bane of a natural girl's life......washday!

Wash days are looked upon with dread and if possible, many a natural girl will prefer to go through her natural hair journey without washing...ever!!!

For naturals that have mastered washing their mass of coils/curls with little or no incident, washday is just one of those things you do like cooking, laundry or even watching season 6 of "Game of Thrones" as we get ready for the new season coming up this month! #winterishere

Anyhoo....To make wash-day easier, I have scoured the net for videos that are relevant to Nigerian naturals....
I would have done a video myself but I have not mastered the art of washing my hair in front of a camera o and I wash in the buff!
So please manage these videos!


Before we start washing, there are things you need to know...
- You need a moisturising shampoo with good slip
- You need a conditioner with loads of slip to detangle your hair.
- You need a bottle of oil
- You need a wide tooth comb

- Shampoo your hair in the direction of hair growth from the scalp to the ends....concentrating on scalp....no vigorous scrubbing to avoid tangles.
- Condition your hair only.
- Detangle condition laden hair with a wide tooth comb or fingers from the ends to roots.
- Washing your hair in sections makes washing easier and the longer your hair grows, the more useful it is to wash in sections.

Okay....now the videos...




THIS is exactly how I wash my hair except that I don't wear 'yellow tops'...lol! So if your hair is midlength to long, this video is for you.




For those with shorter hair, you can use a light conditioner like icyunveme0912 to wash your hair. Please never use your bathing soap! The only thing labelled soap that should go on your hair is black soap or Castille soap. 
Since shorter hair is not long enough to pack or section to style, I decided to include a wash and go video by SimplYounique....



P.S If the videos aren't playing, you may have to view them in web version.

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2 comments

  1. I think dealing with tangles period is the bane of natural hair, not so much the washing.

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  2. Lol...yes it is!!! But tangles can be taken to a whole new level of 'ouch' during washing. On the other hand if done right, you can even detangle during washing when your hair is slippery with conditioner.
    I also wrote a post on how to avoid and get rid of tangles so washday will be a lot shorter and smoother. Here's the link...http://nappilynigeriangirl.blogspot.com/2013/01/nappy-q-how-to-prevent-tangles-in.html

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