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16 Products That We Won't Go Into Wash Day Without

It's time to get your routine down!

Whatever your texture, every black woman knows that washday is pretty much a whole event, so we thought we'd share what products we wouldn't be without when it comes to cleansing our manes.

Ayesha – 3B/3C hair.

1. Pre-poo treatment: Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil, which is said to promote hair thickness.

2. To cleanse: Holy Curls Shampoo. The unique formula is packed with natural properties including baobab oil, coconut oil, and yucca plant extract, which means your hair won't dry out when it's getting squeaky clean.

3. For conditioning: Big Hair Deep Conditioning Clay Mask, which is full of hydrating ingredients, including Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, banana, and avocado oil.

4. To moisturise: Big Hair Milk Leave-in Moisturiser. The formula's lightweight, non-greasy, and penetrates the hair strand – what more could you want from a leave-in?

5. To define: Big Hair Curl Defining Créme Gel, which gives a light hold without any crunching or flaking.

The results!

Hanifah – 3C hair.

6. To cleanse: Aphogee Deep Moisture Shampoo, which is pH balanced and enriched with humectants to avoid any stripping of moisture.

7. For conditioning: ORS Hair Mayonnaise, which is designed to replaced any missing protein and is great for thin or damaged hair.

8. To moisturise: Aphogee Pro-Vitamin Leave-in Spray which nourishes the hair without weighing it down.

9. To moisturise: Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner – the formula is specifically designed to smooth down the cuticle of wavy, curly, and kinky textured locks.

10. To define: Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel which we all know does exactly what it says on the tin – great hold without dryness or flaking.

The finished product:

Pip – 4C hair

11. To cleanse: Cantu Cleansing Cream Shampoo – it doesn't have any parabens so maintains your natural oils.

12. For conditioning: Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Repairing Conditioner, which contains vitamin E and pure lanolin to prevent breakage.

13. For deep conditioning: Africa's Best Organics Hair Mayonnaise, which has all the protein you need to repair weak or damaged hair.

14. For moisturising: 100% Natural Shea Butter a nourishing staple direct from Ghana.

15. To define: As I Am Twist Defining Cream , which contains sunflower oil, castor oil, and sugar beet root, so you know it smells amazing.

16. To lock in moisture: Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Gro Therapy – an oldie but a goodie – this formula helps to seal the hair.

The finished product:

So there you have it – our washday essentials! Watch the video below to see our full routines in action!

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Don't forget to share what products you can't live without in the comments!