Natural Hair Care

How To Shorten Your Wash Day

10th March 2016
shorten your wash day

With this practice your next wash day could be a breeze with this simple and easy method that leaves your hair feeling fully moisturised, soft and easy to manipulate. There’s that moment in everyone’s wash day routine where you have to choose between spending those much needed hours carrying out your routine or an activity. However, what would happen if after you’ve washed your hair, you did nothing but slap on a bag, found something to cover it and followed with a cream or oil a little later? Here’s how to shorten your next wash day:

1. First you start off with your co-wash, I used a little olive oil with my conditioner to be sure that my hair had ton’s of slip and was softened. This method may not yield the same effect on shampooed hair.

2. After your hair is washed and put a bag on along with a beanie or scarf over it to make sure that there is very little air escaping and you can get going to your engagement.

3. Next, you’re free to leave the bag on for as long as you’d like! Be sure to make sure that your hair is only allowed to dry enough to feel damp.

4. After you’ve left the bag on for a while (1-4 hours/after your engagement is over), follow up with your favourite oil and cream. A leave in-conditioner isn’t necessary but if you really want to, feel free to apply it before you place the bag on. Applying a leave in may effect the way your hair feels and dries. For those with thicker hair be sure to use a cream or oil that is thick enough to fully coats your hair. I used Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter followed with Almond Oil and Coconut Oil.

That’s it! Your hair will feel soft and extremely agile.


This method is great for when you’re prepping to rock a bun! I usually twist my hair up into sections while applying my hair products and once my hair is coated I wrap them into bantu knots. By doing this your hair will be very stretched, soft and ready to be pulled into a fantastic bun. This method will make your hair super soft and moisturised for when you don’t have enough time for a full days work on your hair!


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