So, I used to be one of those people who thought sectioning my hair on wash days just was not for.
A few years back, I did a naturals hair and realized quickly after watching her that washing in sections is beneficial to naturals. Then, once my hair reached BSL, I figured “Ok, I will do this when I hit MBL or WL, because BSL is not really long…” Last, I saw that Jen from Just Grow Already, had started washing in sections, but her hair is super long, so I figured when my hair was longer, I’d start washing in sections. Another reason for hesitance was because I didnt understand how it could be done.
So for the past year I have been struggling with detangling and washing when washing in sections could have solved all my problems. Now I never started washing in sections, just DC-ing. I was washing over the sink one day (yeah, I know) but when it came to applying condish, I said “I am not doing this upside down!”, so I parted everything in sections and applied in conditioner in sections. Previously, I sectioned the hair while applying condish and this still led to a pineapple versus now sectioning the entire head. I had originally did this because I just wanted to ensure better detangling and better coating of condish. This led me to washing and conditioning in sections that I rollerset in.
Here are some Pros and Cons to this method:
- better detangling
- better attention to all areas
- less damaging
- assurance that all areas are getting proper attention and not just the crown and forehead and nap
- reduces doubt that hair is not fully coated
- for rollersetters like me, less time during rollersetting
- can be done after APL, only because shorter hair is easier to manage
- good for bone straight and texlaxers alike
- time consuming
- may use more product because of more attention
- can cause tangles in the trial phases
I slept on this method, hopefully no one else will. Back to my wash day
One Day, It Will Happen