3. You Know How to Work With What You Have
No, this does not mean that you should be a product junkie. Working with what you have means that if you decide to try a new product and your hair doesn’t like it, you know what ingredients to add to make it work for you correctly.
It means that if you’re traveling and can’t find your staple conditioner, you know what would make a good replacement.
It’s good to know how to work with the products you do have, because you wind up not having to just toss stuff in the trash if it isn’t your fave.
4. You Can Skip a Day without Worrying About Damage
You know that your regimen is great if you don’t have to stress yourself over missing a step every so often. Sometimes things can happen in life, and our hair won’t be the first priority (like when I’m extremely tired from class and hop in bed without wrapping or retwisting my hair).
If you can go a day or two without doing the normal things in your regimen like sealing with an oil and don’t notice any adverse affects, you’ve mastered your regimen!
It can be time consuming (and sometimes expensive) to create a workable hair regimen, but it makes no sense to continue a regimen that isn’t good for you and YOUR hair.
Once you’ve found a regimen that seems good for your hair and you can say you feel comfortable with the signs above, you’ve done a great job.
If you said no to anything above, it’s still okay! Just continue to find what works for you through trial and error, and stick with what you like.
How do you know your hair regimen works for you?
Originally posted 2015-02-17 23:00:30.