Written by: Ciarra McLean
The beauty of hair (and something that we embrace here at KAZMALEJE) is that everyone is different. Most people even have multiple textures and patterns within a single head of hair. This means that when it comes to planning your wash day, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all”. We’re here to give you a comprehensive guide on how to create the best wash day for you and make it as stress-free as possible.
Know Your Hair Type(s)
Being familiar with the patterns of hair on your head is a great way to begin to care for your hair the right way, Different textures require different processes. For example, straight hair transfers oil from the scalp much easier and therefore may not need as many moisturizing products as someone with kinky hair. Secondly, many companies make products specifically catered to certain hair textures with their unique needs in mind. Hair types range from 1 to 4, with 1 being straight and 4 having the tightest coils. Examining whether or not you have different hair types on your head is also beneficial - you may need to treat various sections of your hair differently than others. Ultimately, when it comes down to it, being aware of your hair type can make maintenance a lot easier. Choosing products made for your curls can definitely make wash day a simple part of your self-care routine as opposed to a strain on your week.
Know Your Porosity
We have an entire article dedicated to knowing the porosity of your tresses because it’s that important! If you haven’t before, do a porosity test and adjust the products you use accordingly - you may find that your hair becomes easier to manage when you’re fulfilling its needs.
Detangle with Ease
There’s also a KAZMALEJE article on how to properly detangle because it’s just as essential as the rest of your wash day routine. Using our KurlsPlus Detanglers ensures you’ll have an easy time removing tangles and shed hair, minimizing the amount of time spent on styling and allowing you to get back to your life.
Protect your Curls in between Wash Days
Making your wash day easier doesn’t just start when you break out the shampoo or co-wash - it happens in your day-to-day life too. We’re strong advocates for protecting your curls, be it tying your hair up in a satin scarf before bed or using a protective style to minimize manipulation and retain length. Keeping your hair moisturized and protected every day means that when it’s time to wash you don’t have a mess of dry tangles to work through.
Take it your Time
While you may not have an extended period of time you can dedicate to your hair, you still definitely want to approach wash days with patience. Like we said: hair care is self-care, and just as you would take the time to nourish your body with good foods or go to the gym, giving your tresses a little TLC can really be beneficial to you and your health. Put on your favorite music, light some candles, and turn your regular shampoo and conditioning into true “me time”.
Listen to your Hair
The best thing you can do when it comes to making your wash day as easy as possible is simply paying attention to your hair. Ends feeling scraggly? Time for a trim. Brittle hair? Be sure to deep condition. Dry scalp? Try a hot oil treatment and scalp massage!
At the end of the day, you know your hair best, and keeping that mindfulness when you go into your wash day makes all the difference. Taking care of yourself is absolutely essential, and your hair can be a big part of that. When it comes down to it, treating your hair well is a part of treating yourself well, and we are in full support of that.