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Wash day for my type 4 hair

My hair is a mixture of curl patterns. For example, the back of my hair is a 4a/3c curl pattern. The sides are a 4c curl pattern and the rest of my head is a 4b curl pattern. My hair is pretty much prone to dryness.

When it is wash day, I tend to pre-condition my hair with coconut oil and castor oil. Castor oil promotes hair growth and also keeps your hair moisturised. (The oil is very thick) I leave it in for about an hour then I start by washing my hair with the Tresseme Moisture Shampoo. This shampoo is targeted to those who are prone to dry/damaged hair. It also has Vitamin E which helps with having a healthy scalp and has natural antioxidant effects that help with maintaining hair growth.

Once the shampoo is rinsed, I use the Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo. My hair is prone to dandruff and this helps to reduce dandruff. I apply it directly onto my scalp and only on the affected area. Only a small amount of shampoo is needed as it does foam a lot and is quite powerful.

I then use a hair mask and leave on for 30 minutes. I use the Cantu Shea Butter Deep Nourishing hair and scalp masque. It claims to combat dryness, frizz and scalp flakes and is made for curls, coils and waves. I rinse with cool water as this helps to keep the moisture locked in.

I then use the Tresseme [with Vitamin E] Moisture Conditioner to condition my hair. Again, I use lukewarm/cold water to rinse it off so that I don't lose any moisture. After my hair is washed, I towel dry my hair so that it removes excess water. (I tend to leave my hair damp when I want to add moisture to it). I then use Castor Oil and Ors Curls Unleashed Shea Butter and Honey Curl Defining Cream. (which smells really nice by the way) I massage it onto my hair and I finish it off by putting my hair in either two-strand twists or cornrows

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