It's time to wash this hair! Meaning, my hair, along with this wig. For the past month I have been rocking a synthetic half-wig by Outre in the style "Penny." And I've been loving it! This is my first time rocking a half-wig (my hair is out in the front) and I'm liking the convenience of it. Not having to worry about my hair, and barely the weave has been lovely.
But as you can see in the picture above, I was due for a wash. The hair I left out was producing too many dandruff flakes for my liking, and my scalp was extra itchy. And rule number one to wearing a protective style: protect your actual hair. So deep conditioning and shampooing and went. Here is how I cleanse my hair after wearing a protective style.
1. Remove wig (or other weave) and braids underneath
2. shampoo hair
I didn't photograph this because it was a tiring process...and I didn't want to get any product on my camera. To shampoo I used Organix Coconut Water shampoo. Before applying the shampoo, I finger detangled with the best I could. Then I drenched my hair in warm water and began lathering my hair with the shampoo. I paid close attention to my scalp, NOT using my fingernails, but the tips of my fingers in a circular motion to remove any buildup from my scalp. Then I rinsed.
3. deep condition hair
Didn't photograph this either. It was so far away guys (hehe).
For my deep conditioner I used avocado oil and the As I Am Cowash conditioner. I lift this on my hair for about 90 minutes. Then I rinsed. After rinsing, I applied a black tea rinse to my hair for about 20 minutes and rinsed that out. Then, I added my leave-in conditioner and prepared to blow dry my hair by allowing my hair to partially air-dry; this trick cuts down the amount of heat you put on your hair. If your hair is too dry during the blowout process, simply spritz it with water. Before blow drying each section, I applied Garnier Fructis heat protectant.
4. Blow hair out
5. Oil scalp, install braids/flat twists
I applied avocado oil to my scalp through and through; carefully massaging it to my scalp. I then flat twisted (incapable of French braiding) my hair straight back, but leaving a horizontal part in the front of my hair. I bobby-pinned the access hair connected to my twists in the back.
6. slap wig/weave on and be happy!