My personal hair care routine for you guys
Hey,today sharing with you my Natural hair care routine tips and I ‘ve had quite a lot of people asking me what my hair care routine is particularly since I uploaded my 1 Year Natural Hair Growth/Length check my posts and so lots of people been asking me lots of questions about it, so I did say that I would do a video, sharing that with you although I have posted my hair care routine on my social media sites; my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as well. Erm…but anybody that’s reading who is relaxed or transitioning, I do actually have a Relaxed Hair Growth Regime Summary posts.
1. how to wash hair and do shampooing.
So when it comes to washing my hair, I tend to wash my hair every week to 2 weeks erm..ideally I like to do it every week, but sometimes life gets in the way. So the longest I like to leave it is 2 weeks and currently the products that I am using at the moment for washing my hair is the StBotanica Biotin & Collagen Hair Conditioner Co-Wash and I am also using the StBotanica Moroccan Argan Hair Shampoo (which is Sulfate free) and I m also using the Earth Green Tea and Fig Anti Dandruff Anti Hair Fall Sulphate Free Men and Women Shampoo, which again is Sulfate free good for hair care routine .
So I like to use Sulfate free or Co-wash products, simply to avoid Sulfate from stripping my hair its natural oils and what I like about these products is that, they all leave my hair feeling soft, you know, it doesn’t leave my hair feeling stripped or dry in any way and any product that I m using that is sulfate free or co-wash product, has to leave my hair feeling soft.
otherwise I m not really interested in the product and you know, I don’t really have a staple cleansing product, I’ll just use anything that is really good, I mean I have been using the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair for a long time as I said its not something that I would you know, say right its a must I have to use this all the time I said I’ll use any product and the main thing is that it just leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized and that it actually cleanses my hair as well.
Because I have used sulfate free products in the past that haven’t actually left my hair feeling clean, but these ones really do a great job of that. Ok, so the Clarifying shampoo that I use for my hair is the Mane n Tail Gentle Clarifying shampoo and I tend to use this product every 4 to6 weeks or whenever I feel that my hair has got a lot of product build-up.
Clarifying shampoos are designed to remove deep-down product build-up so and they can be very harsh on the hair, so it’s not to be used every week, just when you want to remove as I said deep down product build-up from the hair. Erm..and as I said, I will use it every 4 to 6 weeks or whenever I’ve got a lot of heavy, heavy product build-up, mainly from gels or if I m using gels and I m using like a and moisturizer, sometimes you can get flaking and sometimes that kind of build up on the hair care routine.
if it’s been left in my hair and I haven’t washed my hair for 2 weeks may experience the flaking that’s kind of stuck in my hair, so that’s when I would use this just to kind of clean my hair, cleanse it and remove all of that. This is one of the staple products I’ve been using this product for quite some time now and it works really, really well with my hair good product for daily hair care routine.
2.How to use your conditioner.
So when it comes to conditioning my hair and I like to use the ORS Replenishing Conditioner which some of you I’ve been using this product since the start of my hair journey back in October 2007. It worked really well on my relaxed hair, it worked great on my transition in hair and it works really, really good as well on my natural hair care routine.
I’ve never come across a product that is just worked so well on my hair before and so I tend to use this product every week to 2 weeks as well, so whenever I’ve washed my hair, I always conditioned my hair and I like to use this product with heat, so I’ll sit under my hooded dryer for 20 minutes and then wash it out and this product leaves my hair so soft so smooth easy to comb as well and this is a light protein conditioner so it contains both protein and moisture which is excellent for balancing the elasticity of our hair which helps to prevent breakage.
So this isn’t really designed for someone that’s experiencing breakage, if you re experiencing breakage you would want like a separate protein product and a separate moisture product but if you are experiencing hardly any breakage, if at all, then this is a great product to use, well I find it really good for my hair and you know if you are looking for a product like this then its worth giving a try but obviously products work differently for everybody, but yeah this is just something erm…a product that I really, really love, helps in daily hair care routine .
So once I’ve washed and conditioned my hair then I apply my leave-in and detangler and currently I am using the Aunt Jackies Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy erm…and some of you will know that I was using the Mane and Tail Knots and Tangles Solution Spray, a while back now and I really liked the product but one time I went into my local hair shop and I went to try and buy it and I didn’t have it on the shelf.
so they were out of stock, so I thought you know what I saw this and I thought I’ll give it a try and since then I haven’t looked back I’ve been using it ever since and you know when I first tried out on my hair it didn’t work that great and then I realized that its because, like in terms of the detangling, it didn’t really detangle my hair well, but then I realized that I needed to detangle my hair in smaller sections and since then its made a lot more of a difference good hair care routine products.
3.How to moisturize your hair.
Erm…so yeah I always use this as my leave-in and my detangler. Moisturizers – so with my hair I tend to moisturize my hair erm..twice a day, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Again, I use the Aunt Jackies Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy. This product is so moisturizing you know, I mean as I said, I kind of picked up as I leave-in and detangler, but when I felt how moisturizing it was I decided to just use it as a moisturizer. So literally, I m using it for like a 3 in one and erm..the other thing with my hair is that you know I used to have high-porosity hair when I was relaxed and now that I m natural I’ve discovered that I’ve got normal porosity,
erm..so what it is, some people may not moisturize their hair that much when you got normal because obviously, it means that you know your hair retains moisture well and it lasts for long periods of time. But for me personally, because I’ve been so used to moisturizing my hair twice a day, its kind of something that I still do out of habit. So I still moisturize my hair, my hair loves moisture and my hair thrives off of moisture as well, so yeah, I still moisturize my hair twice a day and that works well for me good hair care routine.
4.How to do oiling in your hair.
Ok, so the oils that I use on my hair I’ll use two types, there is the Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil and this is Aromatique Argan Moroccan Cold Pressed 100% Pure and I also use iVEDA NIVR Hair Growth Oil on my hair as well and so with these oils I tend to use the Coconut oil for massaging my scalp and also for sealing moisture into my hair and the peppermint oil, I add this to my conditioner.
So I just add a little couple of drops into here and then give it a good shake and then apply it to my hair and Peppermint Oil is known to stimulate and encourage hair growth so when I do apply the conditioner to my hair, I can feel the tingling sensations I know that it’s working for hair care routine
erm…but a little does go a long way. It’s very, very strong, its an essential oil, so it must always be mixed with a Carrier oil or mixed with another product like I’ve said a conditioner, never directly to the scalps it can damage your scalp. Erm…so yep, that, that really works well for my hair as I said, I can feel the tingling sensation so I know that it is working on my scalp good product for hair care routine.
In terms of massaging my hair, erm…I tend to do it occasionally, there was a time when I was doing it religiously, every single day, erm…but obviously as life gets in the way sometimes, you don’t always get to do things that you want to do, but you know i feel that, when I say occasionally, it could be once a week, twice a week, 3 times a week you know whenever I find the time. When I m moisturizing my hair, I might just quickly massage my scalp and sometimes I may not, erm…so yeah, my hair is still getting that stimulation and if its not getting it and you know during the week, it’s getting it when I m washing my hair or when I m conditioning my hair as well, helps in hair care routine.
5. How to multi-vitamins helps in growth of hair.
In terms of hair vitamin tablets, currently some of you will know I m expecting my third baby, so at the moment I m taking pregnacare vitamins. Prior to that, I was taking Natures Way Women’s Multi-Vitamins, but I stopped taking that to start taking pregnacare and I believe I started taking pregnacare back in October last year, so October 2017 and I’ve continued taking it and I will continue taking it even after my pregnancy.
Erm…so a couple years ago I was taking Biotin and Zincas well, when I was really obsessed with hair growth, but now for me I feel it’s more important for me to take a multivitamin, for overall health and not just my hair and but also looking for multi-vitamin, that contains a good amount of vitamins that also help to promote healthy hair growth during your hair care routine.
So yeah, pregnacareis what I am currently taking. So another thing that I do as well is, I avoid using heat on my hair. I mean, prior to using heat back in April because I literally blow dried my natural hair for the first time, since going natural, but prior to that I hadn’t used any heat in my hair since September 2015 and to be honest with you I m not really that bothered about using heat in my head just, I m just not really bothered, I prefer to just kind of let my hair air dry naturally, obviously the less heat you use, the healthier it is for your hair and so yeah I don’t really use heat on my hair I dot feel the need to and its yet its not something that I do that often good for hair care routine in pregnancy.
6.How to use a trimmer to your hair.
So Trimming my hair, again I’ve trimmed my natural hair for the first time in April as well, erm…and prior to that, I’ve always kind of trimmed my hair when I felt it’s necessary. So if I can see that the ends of my hair are thinning or they are damaged in some way or this split ends or there are single strand knots, anything like that, then I would trim my hair, so don’t necessarily say that I do it every three to six months or every six months it’s just as or when I feel that my hair needs it. And last but not least, I avoid too much manipulation on my hair.
So I m someone that likes to just kind of yeah, just keep things simple and just kind of leave my hair alone. So erm…in terms of managing my hair, I only really comb my hair on wash days as I said which is every week to 2 weeks and in terms of hairstyles, the main styles I’ve been wearing since I’ve been natural is High Puffs and Wash and Go’s and that’s really it. I mean twist outs is something I’ve tried I just can’t master that just yet, I can;t get the look that I want and I kind of just thinking to myself, you know what, stick to what Iknow, keep things simple, don’t manipulate your hair or over manipulate too much course obviously, when you are messing your hair too much that can cause breakage and so I like to keep things really, really simple and just stick to what I m used to doing.
So, guys that is my complete natural hair care routine, I hope that’s going to be useful to someone that’s kind of looking for a hair care routine to implement or if you are looking to switch things up a little bit. Erm..yeah these products all work well with my hair, erm..you know, feel free to go ahead and try these out, but you don’t really need to if you are got products that work well with your hair they continue using that and incorporate you know, a similar routine to what I’ve got and yeah if you ‘ve got any questions about anything, do comment below and let me know. Also if you enjoyed this article don’t forget to read more article down below, also share it with someone who you think will find it useful. Thanks so much for reading this hair care routine article and I’ll see you in the next one, take care bye!
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