Curly Nikki Wash Method

If you follow this blog, you probably know that I LOVE rhassoul clay and get stellar results every time I use it. However, as a new mother, I don’t always have time to prepare my rhassoul clay wash. When I’m short on time, my product of choice to cleanse my hair is Giovanni Triple Treat Shampoo. This shampoo is sulfate free and while it doesn’t leave my hair as soft as rhassoul, it certainly does a good job of cleaning my scalp and hair. It doesn’t leave my hair with that stripped, dry feeling. It’s also a great relaxing shampoo, because it contains tea tree and peppermint essential oils– it’s like a mini scalp massage.

Typically I wash my hair in 4 sections, but I tried a method I read about on Curly Nikki: I simply put my hair in two pigtails. After shampooing each side. I saturated conditioner and detangled under water for added slip. The CN method advocates using practically an entire bottle of conditioner. Since this blog is about being cheap, economically savvy, I diluted 4 ounces of conditioner (Tresemmé naturals) with 4 ounces of water. I soaked each side with 4 ounces of this mixture, massaging the conditioner into my strands then rinsed and detangled under water. Detangling was a breeze with this method and my hair felt great. After this, I put on a deep conditioner, continued on with my shower rituals (voila time effective deep conditioning).
Finally, I tried something new for styling:
1. I applied my leave-in almost dry hair (t-shirt wrapped around my hair 5 m then air dried. I noticed this really help my leave-in penetrate my hair. Sealed with oils on my ends per usual.
2. I sprayed a little mixture of water and setting lotion on my hair, then twisted it. For more hold and definition.
3. I dried my twists for 10-15m under a hooded dryer.

When I undid my twists my hair felt über soft and moisturized.

This is a great method for those little on time.
What’s your rushed routine? What are your favorite shampoos/hair wash products?

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13 thoughts on “Curly Nikki Wash Method

  1. Your hair is gorgeous! I am going to give the Giovanni shampoo a try. You have me curious and I’m a recovering product junkie lol I have 2 little ones under 3 and I will probably be rushed for time too, but I still want to give the Rhassoul clay wash a try though. Maybe one weekend when my mom has the boys 🙂

    • Definitely give it a try when you have your hands free. Giovanni is a great cleanser, I wouldn’t use it weekly, bc it’s more of a clarifier (although not as strong), but monthly or every other week. Hope you like it!

    • Can you please clarify your point 1 under your new styling method when you get a moment? Thank you. I did pull out my tshirts tonight. No more towels on my natural hair.

      • Hi! I wrap my hair in a T-shirt for five mins, remove the t-shirt, then airdry about 10-15 minutes, then apply my products. I noticed applying my products to damp hair VS wet allows for better absorption. Hope this clears things up.

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