You have searched all over and you just cannot find a good hair regimen to fit all of your styling needs. Well have no fear, this article can let you in on some tips on how I have maintained my hair for years! This is not a fool proof recipe so you may not get the same results, but these are suggestions that you can try to have a simple girl’s routine, but still retain length, sheen, and moisture.
Please note that you may notice that some of these products I suggest are not all not all natural because organic, virgin, and natural products are more expensive and some products just work better for my hair.
My staple products:
- Shampoo: I put my shampoo in a coloring bottle with water in order to clean the scalp as much as possible before I wash the rest of my hair. You can purchase a sulfate free shampoo* that suits you. I am still on the hunt for that perfect one so in the meantime I dilute the ones on the shelves.
- Conditioner: Suave Professionals Almond + Shea Butter Shampoo
- Leave-in: Water + apple cider vinegar*, African Royale sheen spray
- Oil : Mixture of Coconut oil + Jamaican Black castor oil*+ tea tree oil*+ peppermint oil*.
- Pomade: Mango Butter Daily Hair Dress
- Gel: Eco Styler Gel with Argan Oil
- Must haves: Wide tooth comb,
What does a normal wash day look like for me
My general hair care regimen and routines are very simple. I start my process by separating the hair in four sections to begin all processes.
With de-tangling in mind, I try not to use any products that will cause build up. Diluting apple cider vinegar* with water will have the effect of clarifying the scalp because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties.
You can use Rose water, some drops of tea tree oil*, and glycerin. I use a wide-tooth comb to de-tangle my curls from the ends to the root. Tip: Be patient and careful.
Every day, I try to have protein and eat my vegetables if I have access to them. I try to stay away from soda at all cost. Tip: Eating healthier will not only save your life, but also your hair benefits greatly from it.
I also try to moisturize my hair daily with water then seal it with an oil spritz I made. After that, I apply a creme or pomade. Tip: Save money on shea butter by buying in bulk rather than buying other cremes.
Every week I take inventory of the items I have for styling so that I can get them by either online shopping or going to the store. I clarify my hair with ACV. I perform oil massages to help with my itchy scalp and I recommend them for anyone.
After the hair is combed out and while it is still wet, I take some shampoo and pour it into the bottle with water and wash my scalp. Many use scalp brushes which can fight against an itchy scalp caused by dandruff, psoriasis, anti-flaking, and reduce any further damage to the scalp.
While my hair is still wet I use a small amount of my conditioner and smooth it into my hair very slowly and carefully. After the conditioner is in, I put a processing cap on and leave it for 30 minutes.
I wash out my hair and style every two weeks; I tend to leave my hair in two-strand twists. Every so often I can experiment with my hair and I would encourage you to as well.
Tip: Please watch a tutorial. At the very least, make sure you become informed about the basics of hair care, hair styling, and trends you want to try.