Wash Day | Protective Style Edition


Hello hair friends! Long time no see from me of course. I hope you’re well! My family and I are well. To see what I’m up to sometimes please feel free to follow my Instagram page: anythinghairrelated

On another note, I’m am about 4 months postpartum and I am experiencing the dreadful fistfuls of hair that are coming out of my hair. At first I wanted to keep straightening my hair in order to manage the shed hairs better. However, my hair is suffering from dryness so I’ve decided to try more moisture treatments as well as protective styles. Here is what my hair looked like before I washed it. It’s pretty straight but the humidity has it all puffy and dry.

To shampoo this week, I used my Pantene cleansing Conditioner and combined it with my Avalon Organics Scalp Treatment with Tea Tree to wash my hair. To loosen any buildup on my scalp, I exfoliated my scalp gently with my tangle tweezer. Next, I deep conditioned with my Shea Moisture Intensive Hydration Masque with Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil. Here is a picture of my hair in a high pony full of conditioner.

To penetrate my deep conditioner, I used my handmade deep conditioning cap with rice pouches. If you want to see a tutorial of this cap CLICK HERE. I deep conditioned for 30 mins, rinsed, and applied a little coconut oil to the ends of my hair.

Next, I choose to style my hair in a series of flat twists pulled into a bun. I wanted neat parts because I want to wear this style all week so I parted my hair with the rat tail part of a comb. Then I finger detangled each section with a little water and coconut oil and used my Shea Moisture Kids Curling Buttercream to twist each section. Once done I pulled the twist back into a ponytail bun.

What do you think? This should help minimize manipulation and tangles due to shedding. Also, I can unravel the twists and rock a twist out at the end of the week before washing again.

How did you style your hair during postpartum shedding?

I also posted an Instagram picture of my twists unraveled! Good day hair friends!
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