I try to keep my hair care as simple as I can. I also love trying out new products so my products may not be consistent from month to month but my regimen basically stays the same.
My hair is
4b/c, high porosity, medium density and fine.
It is prone to breakage, knots, split ends and tangling so my routine helps address these issues.
I shampoo my hair once a month. Then follow up with a deep conditioner and then rinse off with a conditioner.
Then I apply my hair oil and then a leave in conditioner.
Once a week or more depending on how dusty the environment is and on how dry my hair feels, I cowash.
I fingerdetangle almost exclusively using combs/brushes when needed once a month when I shampoo. I do this to remove any shed hair I might have missed during the week.
My monthly routine goes like this
I apply henna to my hair overnight (for strengthening) and then rinse off the next morning with a conditioner.
I shampoo my scalp alone letting the run off clean my hair. Then I rinse and blot off excess water.
I follow up with a deep conditioning treatment for 30mins at least before rinsing off with conditioner.
I try to make sure that no conditioner touches my scalp.
I blot my hair dry.
I then apply a light coating of my oil mix (NappyGirl Growth Enhancing Oil) on my scalp and hair and follow up with a leave in conditioner. Then I seal with the oil or pudding depending on the weather.
Lastly I style.
Sometimes if my hair needs more strength, I do the Indian oiling method before shampooing.
On weekly basis (more or less depending on how my hair feels), I cowash my hair, fingerdetangle, blot dry, apply leave in then seal.
I do not moisture my hair daily morning and night. I feel it causes product build up and it breaks me out so I look for products that can help my hair stay moisturised for two days.
On the second day, I reapply. This is also a time saver for me.
I style my hair a day after washday because I notice my hair breaks less so I try to keep washday sessions on weekends.
Special treatments are done when my hair needs it.
Here are some styles I've rocked with my hair when I want to ditch my bun...lol!
Here's my recent length checks on stretched hair.