Five Best Albums for Your Wash Day

Wash day is inevitable no matter how you choose to wear your hair, and each of us gets to choose if we’ll make it a chore or a celebration. At Shedavi, we choose the celebration route. Life’s too short not to enjoy something we have to do regularly. We already shared the movie picks that help our wash days fly by. Today we’re back with albums that will make your wash day that much more enjoyable. Grab your bottle of Crowned Cowash, and let’s crank up the tunes.




The world will never forget the day that Beyonce’s Lemonade album dropped. We’d just gotten Formation, and now we had a whole album--and a visual album, too. The album explores black femininity in its many forms. Whether you choose to listen to Lemonade or to watch the visual album, you’re sure to be reminded of your own beauty and strength. Don’t forget that you slay.

Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Hits

We’re still mourning the loss of the Queen of Soul, and wash day is the perfect time to remember the woman who musically paved the way for so many others. You’ll be so busy singing along to her soulful melodies that your wash day will fly by. Let Aretha remind you that you deserve respect.


A Seat at the Table

With songs ranging from FUBU to Mad, don’t be surprised if Solange’s album brings up emotions that you didn’t know you had. A Seat at the Table will affirm your feelings and your worth.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

It’s hard to believe that this album is already 20 years old. Make this your wash day pick if you’re feeling nostalgic. Decades later, the lyrics still ring true. Consider this album a melodic pep talk that will inspire you to be a better you. As Lauryn says, “How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?”

Respect M.E.

This album is a compilation of some of the best hits in Missy Elliot’s career. With Missy as your hype woman throughout your wash day, it’s hard not to feel like a million bucks. Go ahead, lose control.

These albums, by themselves or combined on a playlist, are guaranteed to make your wash day that much more enjoyable. We’d love to hear the music that gets you through wash day. Got a specific song,  a whole album, or even a lyric you you can’t live without? Share it in the comments below.

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