So, the other day I was tweeting about LG’s hair and how…difficult it was becoming to style. She is extremely tender-headed and no matter how gently and slowly I work, washing and styling her hair is torture for her. This was not the case for the first four years of her life when I could just run a comb through her hair, no tangles, easy-peasy. Those days are gone and I’m left feeling absolutely miserable after I wash and style her hair. Subsequent styling sessions are much easier because her hair is stretched out and pretty much tangle free. It’s the post-wash styling that’s killing us softly.
And here, of course, is where you come in. If you’re natural and you know it clap your hands. Okay, the hand clapping was totally unnecessary 🙂
Anyhoo, here’s what I do with Lovegirl’s hair. Any procedural/product suggestions? I don’t really want to relax her hair, but I can’t stand to see her cry and flinch much longer either…
1. Take her twists down. Usually she has anywhere from 8 – 24 twists in.
2. Lay her on the counter and with her head back, I wash her hair with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo. I work downward and never scrunch her hair up.
3. Apply conditioner. Regular conditioning, I use Hello Hydration conditioner. I let that sit for 3 or 4 minutes then rinse.
4. If I’m deep conditioning, I use cholesterol or Proclaim Argan Oil deep conditioner. I put a bag on her head and let it sit for 30 or 40 minutes then rinse.
5. I don’t rinse all of the conditioner out of her hair.
6. I use Kinky Curly Knot Today detangler on small sections. Usually her parts are still visible and I use those as guides, adjusting the part a little bit so I don’t stress her hair. I use a wide-toothed comb.
7. After I detangle each section, I put a little coconut or olive oil on her scalp and hair, twist it up and that one’s done.
8. Repeat #7 until her whole head’s done.
Usually this takes about 2 hours from start to finish. The other day it took 4. That
cannot will not happen again.
The end. Help!!!