One of my goals this month is to restore moisture to my parched tresses. To do so, I’ve taken to deep conditioning twice a week, once on Sunday and then again on either Wednesday or Thursday evening when I get home. Normally, my steps are to pre-pooo, shampoo/co-wash, hop out of the shower, deep condition, hop back in the shower but last week not one cell in my body was up for that. I gave into my laziness and inadvertently put together the simplest routine that resulted in the softest, moisturized hair I’ve had in a while.
1 – Deep Condition on dry hair
To avoid having to jump in and out of the shower to deep condition, I did it as step 1. I sectioned my hair into 8 and applied TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask to dry hair. To help the conditioner penetrate into my hair (it sunk right into my hair by the way), I covered my hair with a plastic cap and used my Hot Head Conditioning Cap.
2 – Tea rinse scalp
When I hopped in the shower to rinse out the conditioner, I had another deviation from the norm. Instead of rinsing out the conditioner, co-washing, tea rinsing, and then applying a rinse out conditioner, I tea rinsed before rinsing out the conditioner. My goal when tea rinsing is to rinse my scalp with the tea, it really doesn’t matter to me if the tea saturates into my hair. For that reason, I decided to do a green and peppermint tea rinse prior to rinsing out the conditioner. Since I do not apply conditioner to my scalp, ever, the tea was free to flow to my scalp as intended. I let the tea sit for 5 minutes before rinsing everything out.
3 – Co-wash and Detangle with wide-toothed seamless comb
I finished up in the shower by co-washing with True Co-Washing Cleansing Conditioner and detangling with a wide-toothed seamless comb while the cleansing conditioner saturated my hair. I used to detangle with just my fingers in the shower and then with a wide-tooth comb after applying my leave-ins but no more. Detangling after applying leave-ins is a holdover habit from my relaxed hair days and I wish I’d seen the light and started using my seamless comb with a slip producing product months ago. I’ve learned the error of my ways. True Co-Washing Cleansing Conditioner provides so much freaking slip and makes it super easy to comb through my hair. I lose MUCH less hair when detangling in the shower.
Never thought I’d be thankful for a moment of laziness, but there’s a first time for everything!