Jamila of College Curlies writes:
Hey y’all! I just wanted to share a routine that I do to keep my hair happy between wash and/or style sessions. Throughout the week, I do the following three steps:
1. Saturate my hair with water or a moisturizing spritz (a la naturallycurly)
2. Add a water-based moisturizer (my favorites lately are Yes to Cucumbers or Aussie Moist)
3. Seal with an oil or butter (Usually a mix of shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and EVOO)
When I have in a protective style:
I do the three steps (spray, moisturize, seal) on each section before re-styling. After adding product, I re-style (usually two-strand twist) sections in the front of my head and at the nape of my neck. These are the areas that usually get shrunken or fuzzy pretty early, so it helps my style look fresh without having to re-do my entire head. I usually do this in the morning, so that my twists are good to go for the day.
When I’m doing a twist out:
I spritz and apply product over my entire head and then re-twist my hair in big chunks. It’s easier than trying to apply product section by section, because I end up taking more time than necessary (from sectioning and product application) using way more product than I need to. I usually do this at night, so that my hair has a bit of time to dry and set for the next day. (Remember to sleep with a satin/silk bonnet or pillowcase at night!)
I find that when I’m consistent with the three steps– my styles look better, feel softer, and are way easier to detangle when I finally wash or co-wash again. I’ve also been falling way off my deep conditioning routine, and I think that doing this daily has helped my hair retain moisture. Just a tidbit I thought I’d share. Stay fabulous!