If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past 5 months it’s the importance of deep conditioning. Black hair is notoriously dry, especially in it’s natural afro state. Why? I have no idea. Could be any reason from the tightness of your curl pattern to not drinking enough water. The why isn’t really important though, it’s how you deal with it. I prefer deep conditioning once a week, and doing co-washes every few days. Sitting under a dryer for 10-30 minutes with a shower cap on can go a long way with keeping your hair soft, strong and hydrated. I’ve actually left the conditioner in over night before my first time getting my hair blown out at the hair salon.
The most asked question I’ve gotten so far since everyone has seen my new hairdo: How did you do it? Now I’m definitely not the person who came up with the technique nor am I the first person to comb their locks out but for those of you thinking of taking out your locks or are just curious about the process, here’s how I did it.
What you’ll need:
- Water + a Spritzer
- Conditioner (lots of it)
- Several metal rat tail combs
- Friends/Family willing to help
The last two are optional but HIGHLY recommended…actually patience really isn’t all that optional, this isn’t something that can be done in one day by yourself…or even a couple days. So here’s what I (we) did: