I usually try to give my hair from product at least one day a week. I learned this from a previous post I made, Do you let your curls rest?. If I'm lucky that can be two days, but the past six months with work, school and family I've been too busy to even think about it. I started out the summer wearing a hat but that lasted only a couple of weeks so my hair was beat up on by the 100 degrees weather as I spent hours in it. We ended up with bouts of winter and dryness that meant wearing knit hats as well so I wasn't that nicer in the fall either. Basically from June to November I wasn't very hair friendly.
Me and my hair somehow survived and while I have some time off from both work and school I find I have some days to just 'lounge'. It was hard getting used to at first but over the Thanksgiving weekend I pretty much went into a vegetative state and slept, watched Law & Order Episodes and used no product in my hair.
No product. I did co-wash with Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Volumizing Conditioner and then finger detailed with Kinky Curly Knot Today and rinsed before applying coconut oil in and I was done!
Learning to take care of your hair is just as important (if not more important) than it looking great. Freeing your hair from products sometimes will help keeping your hair healthy and happy. No gels, no creams, just oils to moisturize and seal my ends. Gotta love those days off.
Take care of your hair Naturals,