I wash my hair every 7 days on average but occasionally leave it until 10 days have past. This is what I do:
1. Finger Detangle damp hair
...because it is far easier to detangle hair when it is just a little damp rather than when it is wet or very dry. Dampening the hair and softening it with a little conditioner is called plasticizing the hair.
Product used: either a leave-in conditioner or a detangler, Luv Naturals is particularly good but only available in the US and also only on their website.
3. Deep condition
4. Detangle again but this time with a comb
I take the shower cap off, detangle again and then section my hair into twists after the detangling.
5. Rinse out conditioner.
6. Moisturise and plait or twist each section.
My hair has to be twisted or plaited to stretch it. When it was shorter I only did 3-strand plaits because they are the most effective at stretching but now that I have gone past the shoulder twisting seems to work fine.
That is basically it.
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