A hair care regimen. A ritual pers say? Do you have one? Do I have one? When naturals come together hair care regimens are always on the list of conversation starters.
Honestly, I probably don’t have a regimen that is as set in stone as some naturals do. What I have more so than a regimen are certain ways of doing things.
When wearing my hair in its curly state, I normally wash and condition once a week with either L’Oreal Everpure moisture shampoo and moisture conditioner or Dark & Lovely Healthy Gloss 5 moisture shampoo and conditioner. I use the L’Oreal shampoo and conditioner when using the diffuser and the Dark & Lovely when letting my hair air dry.
When air drying hair I wash and condition and them comb thru it. I then work Mixed Chicks leave-in conditioner through and let the hair air dry. Once it is dry I pick out the curls or use my fingers to separate. I usually use some Lush R&B while doing this. To revive curls the day after washing, I use Mizani Moisturestretch Curl Extending Cream.
When diffusing the hair and using the L’Oreal shampoo and conditioner I use DevaCurl Frizz Free Volumizing Foam and then use DevaCurl Mister Right to refresh curls.
Regardless of how my hair dries, I usually was it once a week. combing hair out or detangling on the third or fourth day. Before combing out I just pile the curls on top of my head in a loose bun and wear a satin cap when sleeping. Once I comb and detangle the curls, I usually plait the hair in either two or three thick braids (to keep it from getting tangled again) and sleep with a scarf over the plaits.
For styling I use Lush R&B and Murray’s Hair Pomade. To keep my hair moisturized I use Carol’s Daughter Tui Moisturizing Oil. That’s it, that’s my hair care regimen. I know; scary how simple it is. Every now and then I will do a protective style.
My greatest advice to everyone is to trim hair as needed. Split ends just aren’t attractive and a good trim never hurt anyone.