Every now and again we have to check in and take a critical look at our regimen. What should we eliminate, what should we add, how can we maximize the health of our hair with very little time invested.
We are all very busy and like all self respecting impatient people, we want the most benefit with very minimal to no stress. We have had a few requests for a simple regimen that is geared towards retaining length and health of natural hair.
We already have quite a few regimens on the blog but from experience we know we can never have enough practical guides for us girls to follow. So with that in mind lets begin:
Step 1 Choose products – What you will need
Shampoo – You will need two types, one that clarifies your hair and scalp removing all impurities usually containing sulfates and another kind that cleanses your hair and scalp but is sulfate free.
Conditioner – Conditioners are not tricky however we suggest using conditioners that are cone free so that you can avoid build up.
There are a ton of great conditioners on the market, my personal favorite is from the Tresseme brand because I get a lot of product in one bottle and it isn’t disrespectful on my pockets
Deep conditioner* – You can purchase your deep conditioner or you can make one with the conditioner you already have. To make a deep conditioner* all you need to do is add product enhancing ingredients like olive oil*, eggs, coconut milk or even honey to some cheap conditioner.
Leave in conditioner* – Water based leave in conditioners all have the first ingredient listed as ‘water’. Pick the best one for you based on your hair needs. Get a leave in with protein in it and another one that does not have protein so that you can have a choice based on how your hair is feeling.
Oil or butter – You will need an oil or/and butter for sealing and to make pre poo’s to remove twists or braids or just to add to conditioner. We suggest coconut oil*, shea butter* and olive oil* for variety. But Grapeseed oil is great too if you prefer something a bit different.
The key is getting creative and listening to what you hair needs. If your hair feels weak, you need protein – eggs, coconut milk, or avocado’s are great additions to your mix. If your hair needs moisture, avocado, honey and a moisture rich conditioner should do the trick.