Every month, I use a hot oil treatment to freshen and add shine to my hair. I also deep condition monthly. Tip: Use a non-plastic bowl or plate for the process; stainless steel works best for holding the hot oil.
Curl Definition Regimen
My regimen for getting my hair defined is a little different than my general care regimen. It is pretty easy to get my hair to be curly since it is naturally that way right out of the shower (when I shampoo my curl pattern is looser).
So, I am actually talking about defining my curls and I am a pretty simple person. All I need to define my curls is a gel, a rat-tail comb, and water. I section off my hair into small pieces (1 inch is fine).
I spritz water while holding the section vertically, I put a pea-sized amount of Eco styler gel* on my finger and smooth the gel into the section. Then I comb the section with the rat-tail comb and repeat that for the whole head of hair. I scrunch my hair sections and shake out the hair. I sometimes comb my hair with a wide-tooth comb.
Pineappling my hair at night with a scarf works well to maintain my curls.
What is my hair type
My hair type has changed in the past few years; when I was younger my hair was a lot thicker and had less loose curls. I have 4A, 4B and maybe some 4C hair.
I have low porosity hair: My hair is difficult to get and retain moisture, and it dries rather quickly when it gets the moisture, which is why I moisturize and seal daily.
Products that work for my hair type: My hair loves water so I make sure it gets a lot of water, clarifying shampoo*, coconut* milk, penetrating oils* like coconut oil*, jojoba oil*, and glycerin. Low porosity hair can benefit from hair masks, but do not get one if the first product is a heavy oil or creme.
My Go-To hairstyles
I usually do medium two-strand twists or an up-do every one-two weeks, what is your simple regimen? Comment below!