Simplified natural hair regimen
Spring has finally sprung here in New York. After the numerous snow storms and frigid temperatures, we are finally starting to see “growth.”
Just as springtime brings about all sorts of beautiful change, our hair also tends to go through change. It’s during this time that I opt to revise my hair regimen.
A lot of the reason I am changing my hair regimen is because I’m eliminating many of the products I use. I am done being a product junky and as I mentioned in my last post sharing What to Do When Your Hair Growth Stalls, I’m not going to cut down on all the things I’ve been doing to grow my hair.
Anyhwo, about this
new revised regimen; here it is:
– Every other day, lightly oil hair with Argan or Apricot Castor Oil to prevent SSKs
– Every other day, oil scalp with a mix of Jojoba/Rosemary/Eucalyptus Oils to keep scalp stimulated
– 2 to 3 times a week, add moisture to mid shaft down to ends of hair using Eden’s Heart Oatmilk and Honey Daily Conditioner
– On Wash Day (Usually Saturday but sometimes Fridays), I steam hair with the Q-Redew Steamer to open my hair shaft up for the pre-poo
– Pre-poo for an hour (sometimes over night) with a mix of coconut oil mixed with Aubrey Organics GPB or Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
– Wash hair, alternating Eden’s Bodyworks Coco-Shea Cleansing Co-wash and Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo
– Deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask, using my new Hot Head Microwaveable Conditioning Cap for 15-20 minutes
– Rinse out deep conditioner with cold water and blot excess water with an old t-shirt
– Apple Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In or Salerm 21 Leave In (I have to re-up this because I’m adding it back to my rotation.)
– Seal hair with Jojoba, Apricot Castor, Almond or Avocado Oil
– Apply styler (usually Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie) with a mix of Aloe Vera Gel. Then, proceed to detangle my hair using a combination of my fingers and a seamless large tooth comb
– Braid or twist hair in medium to large sections. Optional: Roll ends with perm rods – sometimes I’ll just bun my twists, leaving the ends exposed to curl under)
– While twisting/braid the sections, I trim any SSKs or balls on the ends of individual hairs
– Allow hair to air dry
– Nightly: Put hair up in a high bun/french roll/4 large twists and cover with a satin scarf or silk bonnet
– Protein treatment using either Shea Moisture Anti-breakage Mask or Eden’s Heart Intensive Moisture Mask
– ACV rinse (this also helps make finger detangling easier)
I henna my hair quarterly to cover grey hairs and that won’t change but other than that, my hair care regimen is very much simplified from what I used to do. Less is more….at least for my fine hair.