The best hair wash day secret you wish you'd known since you went natural

Two friends enjoy the festival with protective hairstyles
Two friends enjoy the festival with protective hairstyles

After scrolling through some of my favourite accounts on Instagram, out popped this gem of a post.

And when I shared it with the team it left us wondering why we had never thought of it ourselves.

The post is partly captioned "Ps: whenever you see me wearing a doek, you know it’s a deep conditioning typa day. Yes, I’m wearing a shower cap underneath my doek, and yes - I’m at work like this." [sic]

While some have known the trick for a while and comments included:

"I do this all the time. On Sunday I put on my doek and went to a movie and dinner", to a totally relatable concern,

"I always (feel) so self conscious that people will hear the shower cap packet crunch under my head wrap", and a veteran's take,

"It’s the most effective AND efficient way of doing it! I even convince myself that I’m getting an extra heat treatment when I do it when it’s hot out", this is the rest of us...

"This is clever, I’m gonna start doing this!"

If you see me tomorrow, I'll be wearing a doek.

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