Growing up, I used to hear the words wash day and I’d instantly think of washing the clothes. Now that I’m adult, it has taken on a whole new meaning. Wash day is what it’s called. But it actually wash day day, condition day, detangle day, and style day.
It’s enough to make your mind tired and your arms tired, but the end result can be amazing. Kind of like that feeling we get when parenting goes right.
I love my hair. I do not love doing my hair. However, I do understand that an important part of having hair that I love is taking care of it so I can continue to love it. For many women, the plight of hair is one that has great and beautiful rewards, but the journey is not always fun. Natural hair girls tend to love sharing hair advice, tips, and information, so I decided to share my hair process here. Not as a hair expert, but as a naturally curly girl who recognizes the need to talk about hair.
A hair care regimen – just like a skin care regimen- is something everyone needs. It’s a carefully followed process for taking care of something. When I have a hair care regimen and I follow it, my hair grows faster, I understand my hair type better, and I know where my pitfalls are and how to combat them. For me, the struggle with shrinkage and split ends is real.
At the request of a friend, I actually tracked my hair care regimen over the course of the week. If you follow me on Snapchat, then you may know the downside to my tracking week, because by Thursday I was tired and all I wanted to do was put my hair in a ponytail. Which, I almost did, but then remembered I had an event to attend Saturday so not only did I have to continue to study my hair, I needed to stretch the style.
When I wanted to say “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” I kept going. I’m glad I monitored my hair care habits this past week because this process isn’t easy, but the results are beautiful. Welcome to a week in my hair care world. Continue reading “Today. Is. Wash. Day”