A while back (October 2014) I made some pics to show you guys my Natural hair wash routine. However, my laptop crashed, and I thought I lost the pics, but I FOUND THEM! Thankfully. So, I will still share my routine with you guys, just take notice that these pics were made in the beginning of November. I got boxbraids at the end of August, right before I left Senegal this summer. One of my cousins, Awa, did them for me and they were pretty small, which is why they lasted so long ;). So anyways, this is a picture of me with my fresh box braids. I took the braids out after rocking them for a solid two months and decided to take pics in between :).
I always get questions or comments from NON-black people around me about my hair… “Can you wash it?”, “Can you comb it?” or, “Do you even have a pillow? Your hair is so soft!” And yes, we all know the: “Can I touch it?” question.. So this will be proof that Afro hair can be washed, conditioned and what not.
Usually when I take my boxbraids or Senegalese Twists out, my hair looks great! It is elongated defined and soft. This time it was supersoft because I put Castor Oil on my hair a few days before I took the braids out. As you can see, I have a nice braid-out, that I cannot rock because I have to wash my hair :(.
These are the products I used: Suave Tropical Coconut Shampoo, Tresemmé Naturals Conditioner and the Cantu Deep Treatment Masque. Of course, I start with the shampoo!
shrinkage & conditioning
I need 1 minute silence for this shrinkage!! But the real curls are showing though. And for the ones wondering, the color I have in my hair is Intensive Red 7.6 from Creme of Nature. I died it the beginning of May 2014.
My next step is to apply the Deep Treatment Masque on dry, but still damp hair. I leave the masque in for about 30 minutes and then rinse it out under the shower. After rinsing out the masque I apply the Tresemmé Naturals conditioner and condition my hair and rinse that our right away.
After rinsing out the conditioner I dry my hair with a t-shirt. When my hair is mostly dry, I part my hair in about 10/12 medium sections and I apply a bit of the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and detangle my hair. Right before I twist each section I seal my hair with my home made coconut mix from My Natural Hair Sista’s. That is it! I wrap my hair with a silk scarf and I am ready for bed!
The next morning after I took a shower, I started blow drying my hair and these are the results. I hope you guys enjoyed this kind of Throw-Back post! I will soon update with a post the different Natural hair styles I have been rocking and as well as my recent hair cuts! I am so excited to share this with you guys!