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4 Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy During Your Lazy Week

Avatar • Apr 29, 2014

by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Lazy weeks are pretty much inevitable. We all have them. Especially when your natural hair gets a little longer and the maintenance is more work. But even when you don’t feel like giving your hair the attention you normally would, you can still keep it healthy with these simple tips:

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1. Always wrap your hair no matter what.

Yes, you may be tired after coming home from your 9 to 5, but how long does it really take you to pop that silk scarf on?…Practically no time at all. Always keep your scarf on top of your nightstand and perhaps a backup one inside your nightstand drawer. This way when you are out for the count, all you have to do is reach over, put your scarf on and hit the lights.

2. Make sure your hair is in a protective style or at least a ponytail when you are ready to go to bed.

Going to bed with your hair out in a fro may lead to tangles and matting, which ultimately leads to breakage.

3. Keep your hair moisturized even when you are feeling lazy. 

When I need a quick way to moisturize my hair, I let the steam from the shower give my hair a nice refresher and add a little bit of product if necessary.

4. For length retention and your hair’s health keep it in styles that require low manipulation.

If you don’t feel like doing a style that may take a little a longer, a simple bun will do just fine. This also saves you time on styling your hair in the morning.

Making the time to fit in these easy steps will help you to keep your hair healthy until you return to your usual standard of care.

How do you make sure your hair is being cared for when you are having a lazy week?

Ariane has been natural for seven years. For 4 of those years she wore dreadlocks and is am now on my 3rd year of her free flowing journey. Her website BlackNaps.org is a resource for hair growth tips, natural hair care advice, and style inspiration. 

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nappy headed black girl

According to this post every week is a lazy one for me lol This pretty much sums up my entire hair routine.

Dananana
Dananana
6 years ago

YUP. When it’s not wash day, and I don’t have an event, this is me everyday. Low maintenance for the win!

Dananana
Dananana
6 years ago
Reply to  Dananana

I got downvoted for agreeing with everyone else, and saying something similar? Well, okay then.

MaryN
6 years ago

Thank you for this information! I found it very easy and useful! I have curley hair and it is not easy to take care about it every day… And if you would like to find more information how to take care about your hair and how to be new and different every day, just check my blog!

Jacky
Jacky
6 years ago

Nice article! Thanks BGLH for posting! My satin scarf used to slip off my head at night so i stopped tying it on my head and instead i lay it over my pillows and tuck the ends of it under them like a second pillow case ( it’s a really big scarf ) and it saves me time everyday because i just lay down and sleep and the next day i lay my bed along with my ” satin pillowcase “.

Brittany.L
6 years ago

During my lazy weeks I just keep it moisturizer and I wear easy protective hairstyles. I wrote a post like this called Natural Hair Time Savers over at http://www.curlskinksfashion.com

African Naturalistas Hair Products

Lool. This means I am very lazy, because it is what I do all the time.

Mina
Mina
6 years ago

Lol this is pretty much my routine all the time however, I will sometimes spritz my hair and sleep in a shower cap to add in moisture. It takes all of two minutes

safno
6 years ago

According to this post every week is a lazy one for me

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