Hello August. It’s time for a new hair routine and this month’s is all about “less is more.” Following a low maintenance hair routine is one of the fastest way to help you reach your goals.
The Simplified Hair Routine
If you’re new here then let me introduce you to simplified hair routines. If you’ve been following this blog since January of 2021, you can skip this section.
To start, I hate wasting money. How about you?
Because of that, I am using up hair products that I don’t particularly love but don’t do my hair any harm.
On top of that, I’m working on a length hair goal and in order to achieve that I’m following simplified hair routines on a monthly basis. This month is a really low maintenance hair routine.
Aside from drastically cutting back on the number of hair products used, there are a number of benefits to this method of hair care that include but may not be limited to:
- Figuring out the hair products your hair loves
- Focusing in on the best products for your hair
- Saving a lot of money because you are first using up what you have
- Retaining more length
Faith Based Hair Care
Anyone who has known me for a bit of time knows that I like to include God in my hair care. To do that, I focus on a specific scripture for each month to help me keep God’s promise before me.
Related Read: A Faith Based Look at Hair Care
Scripture for August
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33
This scripture tells us that if we seek after God and His way of doing things, things shall be added to those things. What things? The things your heart desires. For me, the desire is long healthy hair.
That may be mundane to some but God cares about what’s important to each of us.
August Hair Plans
Now, let’s review the hair products and routine I’m following for the month of August.
Low Maintenance Hair Care Routine for August
For the month of August, I’m back to washing my hair on a weekly basis. Last month, I only washed twice because I wore my hair in braids. Check out July’s Simplified Hair Routine.
On Saturday or Sunday I follow this routine:
- Deep condition
- Rinse and Spritz
- Apply oil to my scalp and massage in
- Apply leave in conditioner to my hair followed by the same oil used on my scalp
- Move on to secure my hair for the style and finish with my heavy oil sealant (ends only)
For the month of August, it’s all about buns. Double buns is my typical go to. I will also just put my hair in a low bun.
Since I’m in the house working from home and I don’t really go out on the weekends, I don’t need to do much.
Hair Products and Tracker
What I do each month is map out my hair care plans for the month on the monthly hair plan worksheet. I use the faith based version but there’s also a version without a place to note a scripture.
These work sheets will help you to be more productive with your hair care.
If you’re interested in starting your own simplified hair care plan, here are links to both the faith based and original simplified hair routine trackers:
If you want to use one or more of the hair products that I’m using, there are links to each below. However, you may use whatever hair products you like. Just be consistent.
Some of these are affiliate links so I will receive a small commission from the referral. (Thank you in advance):
Hair Products for my August Hair Routine
- Pre-poo: Amla Pre-poo mixture
- Cleanse: TGIN Moisture Rich Shampoo
- Deep condition: TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask + 1 tablespoon of Henna
- Leave in: Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave In Conditioner
- Scalp Massage Oil: S-Secrets Growth Oil
- Moisture/Strengthening Spritz: DIY Hair Growth Mix
- Styler: Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Style Setter
- Sealants: S-Secrets Growth oil and Jamaican Black Castor Oil (ends only)
During the week I will also spritz my hair with the DIY growth mix and reseal everything up. Then, throw my hair back in buns.
July Simplified Hair Care Routine
If you’re interested in July’s routine, here it is:
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