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After over a year of growing my natural hair, I came to the realisation that I spend a lot of time on my hair every wash day, so I try to find ways around it. This is by far the fastest routine I have stuck to in a while and the routine pays off. My wash day routine goes thus:

  1. Preparation: I prepare my hair by loosening out the style I had it in.4e0ac153-2d81-4d1a-84a5-1c94607769d0
  2. Prepoo / Hot oil treatment/ Detangle: I pre-poo/detangle my hair with essential oils, Coconut oil and Shea butter. I first wet my hair with water, then apply hot essential oils on my hair/scalp and I use my hand to detangle my hair. Then I cover my hair with a plastic bag for 30 minutes to make my scalp absorb the oil. Afterwards, I rinse out the oils. P.S: My scalp gets dry really fast that’s why I make sure I pre-poo before washing it. The essential oils I use are Tea tree oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Almond oil, Jamaican black castor oil.
    Essential oils.
    Shea butter and coconut oil
    Before and after warming the oils.


    After prepooing.
  3. Shampoo: Ever since I started transitioning, Dudu Osun black soap has been my shampoo, the one time I tried using another shampoo my hair was breaking whilst using the shampoo so it was a NO NO for me. I apply the shampoo 2-3 times then rinse it out thoroughly.
    After shampooing.
  4. Deep condition: I condition and deep condition my hair together, why not? I mix the deep conditioner – Beautiful textures Rapid, conditioner – Olive oil ORS replenishing conditioner and hair mayonnaise – Originals by Africa’s best hair mayonnaise together. I section my hair, apply the mixture from the root to the tip of my hair and twist each section ( this takes a while for me). I deep condition my hair overnight because I most times wash my hair late at night. And I rinse it out the next morning without unravelling the twist. P.S: I read through each product and I can actually leave all on for my hair for styling except the conditioner.
    Ready to sleep.
    Before the rinse out.
    After the rinse out.
    Twist out.
  5. Style: The last step is to style my hair. I only oil my scalp and use coconut oil to moisturise the coils. I try to use little to no products on my hair after this and opt for a style that won’t stretch out the coils. And that’s it!
    Back and front view of my fave style.


  • Double the plastic bags to trap in more heat when prepooing and deep conditioning.
  • Twist the tiny weeny front hair by itself to make the front curls pop (this is a trick I just discovered).
  • This ‘wash n go’ style can last a week if well maintained.
  • Trim your ends if it is weak to keep your hair healthy.

Wondering what my conditioner looks like and what other products I use? You should read the Products I use post *thinking of publishing an updated products post*

N.B: These products can be gotten in  Nigeria also.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. If you give this a trial please share a picture and feel free to tag me.

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What are your thoughts on this post? Would you give this routine a trial? What do you do differently on your wash day? Let’s discuss in the comment section.


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  • Debs
    April 9, 2018

    See your fresh face *big grin*

    Me and DIY are not good friends, my last attempt, my whole room was messed up with egg and oil stain. I hope I’d try it again but I love how your hair looks so curly and lush after the rinse out.

    • 'FUNKE
      April 11, 2018

      😉. You should give it a trial! And even if it goes south, these products smell good so you should be fine. Thanks dear for the compliment. And thanks for stopping by the blog. I really appreciate it ❤️.

  • Tinu
    April 12, 2018

    Cool review.. I’m a huge fan of pre-poo too.. Keep it up

    Check out my new post.. Its on top tips to help you have a great date evening..

    • 'FUNKE
      April 16, 2018

      Thanks dear Tinu; I sure will. I already have and it’s a great post. Thanks for stopping by the blog and also dropping your thoughts on the post. I really appreciate it.

      • Tinu
        April 16, 2018

        You’re welcome dear