The Magic of Resting Your Hair
If you wash, blow-dry, and press your hair every week or two, it's a great idea to take a break from all that heat and just rest your hair! This is something I started doing a few years ago, as an alternative to hot oil treatments. The process is easy, and perfect for the girl who hates doing her hair anyway!
When you are ready to start your resting period, wash your hair with clarifying shampoo. In fact, wash it twice.
Then, wash your hair a third time with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
Afterward, add plenty of leave-in conditioner.
Air dry, and then, blow dry. The point is to not use an excessive amount of heat.
While your hair is still warm, add lots and lots of oil. Coconut oil is great, but so are almond and avocado oils.
From here, you can put your hair in a bun, twists, braids, Bantu knots, or the like.
Everyday for week or two, add a little more oil to your hair and scalp, and restyle.
When you're ready to wash, repeat steps 1-4, and then, press.
After letting my hair rest for a couple weeks, my hair is happier and healthier when I finally wash, and ultra shiny when I press. Any dryness of my scalp and hair is gone, and breakage is exponentially reduced. So, I have made it a habit to rest my hair every other week or two, for a week or two. Try it!