We all want to have beautiful, soft healthy hair, right? Well, what is the most important thing that you can do to acquire such hair? Build yourself a regimen!
If there is anything that I have learned from working at Meko, New York, one of the top natural hair care salons, it is the importance of building and being consistent with a hair care regimen. It is very necessary in order to achieve and maintain healthy hair. It’s no different than someone who is trying to lose weight and get healthy. They would need a plan of action to accomplish their goals. Trust me, I know.
Where to start~
Creating a hair care regimen can be frustrating if you over think it but it doesn’t have to be. The important thing to remember is to keep it as simple as possible and be consistent. The more you incorporate it in your daily routine the easier it will become to follow. Eventually, it will become second nature. So, let’s go over a few guidelines that may be helpful:
What to do~
If you style your hair weekly:
1. Deep Condition or Prepoo. (Click here for more on Mayo DC)
4. Apply a Leave-In Conditioner
5. Seal with Oil or Butter
6. Style as Desired
Daily needs, no matter how your hair is styled:
1. 5-Minute Scalp Massage
3. Seal with Oil or Butter
If you’re wearing a protective style, (i.e. braids, weaves):
1. Moisturize and Seal Daily
2. Scalp cleansing with alcohol-free witch hazel at least 3x a week
How often should you follow it?
Again, be consistent! You should aim for at least once a week. But as noted above, certain aspects of your regimen will depend on how your hair is styled at that moment.
The Bottom Line
A good regimen should be based on keeping your hair clean and moisturized. And be sure to include a regular trim based on your hair’s needs. (Click here for more on trimming natural hair.) Try this for at least 1 or 2 months to see if your hair is benefitting from your regimen. That’s how long it usually takes for you to notice a significant change in your hair. In the end, it should be soft and pliable. If not, reevaluate what you are doing and adjust you routine accordingly. Hope this helps!
Stay tuned for a post on my personal regimen and what products I currently use.