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Minor Routine Change

By January 27th, 20217 Comments

We’re quickly approaching the weekend…can I get an Amen?!

I’ve tweaked my routine ever so slightly…from now on (or at least until I change my mind again 😉 ) I’ll only be washing/detangling/styling my hair once a week. I’ll wear it out in a Bantu Knot-Out, or Twist-n-Curl until it becomes ridiculously frizzy and then bun it. I haven’t re-styled since before the Hair Show (Thursday night, last week). Below you’ll find pics of the bun that I’m currently sporting. I’m thinking that things will proceed like this:

  • Sunday night: Style Hair for the week
  • Monday night: apply Shea Butter to the ends, sleep on a satin pillow case
  • Tuesday night: apply Shea Butter to the ends, sleep on a satin pillow case
  • Wednesday night:apply Shea Butter to the ends, sleep on a satin pillow case
  • Thursday morning: apply Shea Butter to the ends, bun it
  • Thursday night through Sunday Morning- Bunning it. My hair will remain in the bun until the next wash day. I apply Shea Butter to my edges, put on my silk scarf and go to bed.
  • On weekends when I have plans, I will probably re-style on Thursday or Friday night.

This has been working great, especially since my schedule has gotten a bit tighter.

Later Gators,

Minor Routine Change
Minor Routine Change
Minor Routine Change
Minor Routine Change
My other recent bunning pics:

This routine is similar to a routine I promised to stick to for a Grow Out Challenge I started on a while ago. Check it out:


  • Milan says:

    I like that bun! Sooo pretty.

  • Anonymous says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos of your hair. keep em coming 🙂

  • Jetblackhair says:

    Sounds like a winning routine to me!

  • Libra08 says:

    Good timing…It’s funny because I just decided to follow the exact same routine. I love twist-n-curls, but my hair hates to be dealt with while wet. Re-doing my hair twice a week was more breakage than I wanted to face. I tried the bun and it came out beautifully! I just have one question though, how many scrunchies did you use for your bun? I tried it with one and it came out great, but I was wondering how would two or three work? Thank for this amazing blog!

  • Tia1 says:

    Love the new routine. It’s definately doable, esp. since your bun always looks cute.

  • SHADOW says:

    Good luck with this routine! I live in NYC and with summer approaching in this concrete jungle I would go MAD if I couldn’t wash my hair every day! I’m so used to daily or every other day detangling and rinsing, that I can’t imagine the tangles I’d get from once a week washing. Even in the winter, I wash every day.

    Keep us posted on how this works out for you. I’m intrigued.

  • Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous hair!

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