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The Best Wash Day Tools for Natural Hair

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Hey bestie, it’s your Internet BFF, Kaylannk here! Let’s talk wash day tools.

We all know wash day can be a marathon, not a sprint. Detangling, cleansing, conditioning, and styling – it’s all so much. It’s truly a day job that requires the right hair tools. With so many options out there, choosing the perfect wash day tools can feel overwhelming. That’s where I come in! I’m here to tell you the tools that will transform your wash day to make the process faster and way more enjoyable.

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So, grab your detangling brush and get ready to dive into the essential wash day toolkit for natural hair:

Cleansing:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse: This DIY scalp treatment is a natural way to balance your scalp’s pH, combat dandruff, and promote hair growth. Dilute one part ACV with four parts water and massage it into your scalp after cleansing.
  • Clarifying Shampoo: Biweekly week or so, use a clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup. This will leave your hair squeaky clean and ready to soak up your conditioner.
  • Scalp Massager: Give your scalp TLC with a silicone scalp massager. It stimulates blood flow and removes product buildup.

Detangling:

  • Wide-Tooth Comb: A wide-tooth comb detangles wet hair (or dry hair) gently, minimizing breakage and frustration. Start at the end of your hair and work your way up for a pain-free process.
  • Fingers: Gentle detangling option for people with a sensitive scalp. Remove knots and tangles by hand gently finger detangle, starting from the ends. 
  • Hair clips: These are your lifesavers for sectioning your hair, keeping it out of your way while detangling, and creating defined styles. 

Conditioning:

  • Deep Conditioner: This is a must have! Choose a deep conditioner packed with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera to hydrate and strengthen your strands. 
  • Microwavable Deep Conditioning Cap: Keep your pre-poo oils and conditioners where they belong – on your hair, not your clothes. It works in seconds!
  • Hair Steamer: Take your deep conditioning session to the next level with a hair steamer. The steam opens up the hair cuticle, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deeper for even more intense hydration.

Styling:

  • Leave-In Conditioner: Seal in moisture and prevent frizz with a leave-in conditioner. Apply to damp hair, focusing on the ends, for added softness and manageability.
  • Spray Bottle: Fill a spray bottle with water to damp your hair when it dries as you style it.
  • Denman Brush: This brush detangles curls well. Plus, it defines curls and clumps them together.
  • Microfiber Towel: A microfiber towel gently absorbs excess water without disturbing your curls.
  • Satin Scrunchies: Satin scrunchies are gentle and help retain moisture in your hair as you style it in updos.
  • Diffuser: Air drying can take forever, but a diffuser can help. Attach it to your blow dryer to gently dry your hair without frizzing it out.

My Shower Caddy Picks:

Bonus Tip: Invest in a cute shower caddy to keep all your wash day essentials organized and within easy reach. 

Remember, naturals, wash day doesn’t have to be a chore. 

Written with lots of care, 

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Kaylannk

Your Internet BFF

P.S. Share your favorite wash day hair tools and tips in the comments.

Check out: Dry Shampoo for Natural Hair: Your Guide to Freshness Between Washes

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