One of the most important steps in maintaining healthy natural hair is ensuring that your hair remains well moisturized. It may therefore seem a bit strange that I will be sharing a method of preserving a style that provides the very opposite advice. To be clear, washing and moisturizing your hair ought to be a part of your weekly regimen the majority of the time. Moreover, if your hair readily breaks or shows signs of damage after an extended time of not washing it then I suggest you not heed this advice. This is a method I implement one or two months out of the year after watching a few vloggers and weighing the pros and cons of washing my hair when wearing certain hair styles.
In this video vlogger KinkyKurlyQueen discusses why she doesn’t wash her twist (you can skip to 2:30).
I’ll admit that going 4 consecutive weeks without washing your hair isn’t for everyone. If you have a scalp condition that requires regular washing and/or medication please do not forgo your wellbeing for a style. However, this is something that you might consider if you find that your hair gets tangled if washed and you like to occasionally wear a style for longer than 2 weeks.
What methods have you use to maintain hair health when extending your time between washes?