Now you’ve undone the cornrows, the shinda has been removed, and you’re staring at that mop that Phro believes can be long and luscious … and you’re probably thinking … ‘she has no idea the type of hair that I’m dealing with.’
Let’s put this on for size ladies and take it a step at a time.
ONE: After undoing the weave, it’s time to detangle:
Section your hair into easy to manage tufts. The easiest way to do this is divide it into quarters. Take the first quarter and detangle with your fingers.
When you’re happy with the state it’s in, lightly apply glycerine to it. Take a wide-toothed comb and start lightly combing from the ends, to the base of the hair.
If you find this hard to do, then separate your section further and start combing as indicated above.
Do this, section by section, with the rest of your hair….
TWO: Now your hair is detangled, you can now assess it:
Assess how nourished your hair feels by taking the ‘How Dry is your Hair’ test.
Dry Hair Nourish: Use the Back to Health (www.phrophro.com/bth) challenge as a guide to curb your dry hair situation. During the conditioning stage, add a carrier oil like coconut oil to your conditioner which will help nourish your hair.
Moisturised Hair Nourish: Use the Back to Health Challenge, including the pre-poo to assist with nourishing your hair and massaging your scalp.
Over Moisturised Hair Nourish: Use the Back to Health Challenge, in the conditioning stage, start with the protein treatment which will balance out your over moisturised hair.
THREE: Now what do you do in-between weaves, a retouch or braids you ask? Here you go … wait a week
Daily: Lightly add a small amount of moisturiser on your hair. If you have growth, make sure you keep your hairline tidy by adding a small amount of glycerine to it. Keep that demarcation line in check.
Before Bed: Massage your scalp each night. This helps with blood circulation and really helps to ease the stress that your hair follicles would’ve been feeling from the constant tugging and pulling from your cornrows. If you have a problem with your hairline, continue your daily HairLine challenge routine.
Mid-Week: Assess whether you have split ends / dry ends … do a light dust off (cutting away the unhealthy bits of your hair) in preparation of your next hair style.