SATURDAY WASH DAY WITH EASE
|Air Drying in Four Plaits|
|From Four Plaits to Approx. 12 Smaller Plaits|
|Easy Stretch on Wash Day|
After the shampoo, if her hair feels dry, then I will use a deep conditioning product, then place each section into a bantu knot. I will put on a shower cap, and let her finish up her shower. Once she's done showering, I rinse out the deep conditioner and make 4 plaits from the loosened two strand twists. While she's getting dressed, her hair is air drying in the two strand twists. To help it along, I will use a microfiber towel and blot off the extra water.
I can leave her hair like this until tomorrow morning for a braidout with a LITTLE stretch--or I can make her air dried 4 plaits into about 16-20 plaits for some LONG stretch action (that's what I ended up doing).
This is a pretty simple regimen/routine that eliminates lengthy hair wash days and gets rid of lots of tears from detangling. You can't go wrong with that. As I sit here typing this, I can't help but to compare how much easier Dimple's hair is to about 10 years ago with T's hair drama. The only difference here is that I'm now educated about how to care for coily hair. That makes all the difference in the world.
Just a quick post to share from start to finish our 2 hour Saturday hair day (from pre-poo/detangle, includes shower, and ends with detangling and styling).
PICTURES OF HER FINAL STYLING