|1BlessedNatural: 5 Steps for Washing and Detangling Long & Thick Natural Hair
Happy Tuesday, my blessed naturals!
Two weeks ago, I did my niece Big Sister Natural's (BSN) hair for the first time. Many of you may know that she is 10 years old with a head full of super thick and long natural hair. She is also very tender-headed. I'm going to share with you my 5 steps of washing and detangling her hair:
BSN's hair was washed in the same approx. 8 sections I put them in after detangling. I washed each section one by one, gently scrubbing her scalp to get it clean. It's important that you hold the ends of the hair while massaging the scalp to prevent it from tangling up. Afterwards, I left the shampoo on the section and moved on to the next one. Her hair was rinsed section by section after I finished shampooing the last one. Be sure to rinse the hair thoroughly. You can choose to lather up a second time if you notice the scalp did not get clean enough after the first wash.
3. Apply a moisturizing conditioner.
For some reason, applying the conditioner after washing natural hair is my favorite part. I guess because that means I'm almost finished lol. Plus, I love how my hair softens after applying the conditioner. I used Tressemee Naturals on Big Sister Natural's hair, and her hair loved it! It became very soft an manageable. Because her hair is so thick, we used almost a whole bottle. She kept touching her hair because she couldn't believe how soft the conditioner made it. Afterwards, I put a conditioning cap on her head, and sat her under a heating cap for 30 minutes.
|1BlessedNatural: after applying the conditioner to BSN's natural hair
5. Rinse out the conditioner in sections.
Be sure to thoroughly wash out the conditioner from each section and re-twist it back up to prevent tangling. Afterwards, you can dry the hair with a t-shirt or towel by gently squeezing the water out. T-shirts make the hair less frizzy. Style as usual!
Do you know someone with long & thick natural hair?
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