Wash Day Products For Relaxed Hair

I’ve been on my healthy relaxed hair journey for a little over four years now. And over that time I’ve had several successes and some setbacks. I’ve also learned a lot about my hair and what it likes.

I have to laugh as I look back at some of my old wash day posts. I was using so many hair products trying to get my hair healthy again and trying to find the products that would work best for my hair.

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Fast forward to now in my healthy hair journey and I have a much better understanding of the type of products I need to use on my hair and when. So I thought it would be helpful for me to walk you through the wash day products I’m currently using and how I use them in this video.

I keep my wash days simple. I rarely pre-poo anymore. I only do that when my hair or scalp feels extremely dry which doesn’t happen much anymore. So my wash day typically starts with detangling and the products I use for that are

After detangling I wash my hair by either cowashing or using a shampoo. I don’t cowash so much anymore but when I do I use either Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash or True By Made Beautiful Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner

When it comes to shampoos I rotate between four of them. During the first six weeks of my relaxer stretch, I rotate between SheaMoisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken Shampoo and SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo.

During the last six weeks of my relaxer stretches I use SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo because it helps me to more easily smooth and manage my new growth.

Throughout my relaxer stretch, I’ll use L’oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo to clarify my hair as needed. This could be once a month or even less.

After shampooing I do a hair rinse with green tea to help with shedding and occasionally I include apple cider vinegar for some additional scalp cleansing.

I don’t use rinse out conditioners anymore. I just use deep conditioners or masques like the SheaMoisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque or the Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner

To finish up my hair I use
  • An old t-shirt and eventually a blow dryer
  • The Jane Carter leave in conditioner for detangling and a heat protectant
  • TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner on my damp hair
  • True By Made Beautiful Nourishing Leave-in Conditioner on my dry hair
  • A natural oil for sealing

What products do you use on your wash days?