Over the last 5 years of my hair journey, I’ve developed a comprehensive hair regime which has allowed my hair to really reach its potential. I’m a lot less strict with my regime these days and try to react to the needs of my hair, making changes when necessary.
The key to a successful hair journey is a hair regime that promotes a good balance of moisture and protein.
Keep reading to see what I do to my hair daily, weekly and monthly.
Moisturise & Seal
Using a water based moisturiser, I part my hair into sections and apply the moisturiser from root to tip.
My current go to moisturisers are Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer, ORS Olive Oil Moisturizer & Mielle Organics Moisturizing Avocado Hair Milk.
I follow this up by sealing in the moisture and going over the area with a natural oil, then covering my hair with a satin cap. I’ve used Organic Coconut Oil since the start of my hair journey and I love it. Oils are such an important part of healthy hair care, so be sure to stock up on them! Extra Virgin and unrefined oils are the best and I try to use organic oils where possible.
I use Aloe Vera Gel & Lotta Body Edge Gel to lay my edges when I’m rocking sleek styles.
I part my hair into 4 and wash my hair in sections to avoid tangling. Focusing on my scalp, I apply a moisturising shampoo. I’m currently using Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Moisturising & Softening Shampoo & Mielle Organics Babassu Conditioning Shampoo.
After Shampooing, I deep condition, making sure I add to oils to my conditioner. I alternate weekly between a moisturising deep conditioner & light protein deep conditioner. My favourite moisturising conditioners are Aunt Jackie’s In Control Moisturising & Softening Conditioner and Elasta QP DPR-11+ and for light protein, ORS Replenishing conditioner. I cover my hair with a plastic cap and my Hot Head and leave the mix on for at least an hour. Incorporating heat at this step really helps to intensify the deep condition.
I try to minimise my use of heat to once a month, I tend to air dry on most wash days.
I use Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream & Shealicious Moisture Mist Leave-In Conditioning Spray on 70% air-dried hair. I follow this up by moisturising and sealing my hair when it is almost completely dry.
Once a month, I clarify my hair using ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo to remove any product build up.
Once a month, before or after shampooing, I give myself a protein treatment using ORS Hair Mayonnaise with oils added to the mixture. As with deep conditioning, I apply the conditioner to my hair in sections, rinse, and follow up with a moisturising deep conditioner. I also use Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor with heat.
3 Times a Year
I stretch my relaxers for 16 or so weeks, so I only relax my hair 3 times a year. I use ORS Olive Oil Relaxer in normal strength.
I’m always experimenting with new products and techniques, but this is the basic regime that I follow to give my hair a good balance of moisture and protein. This is just a snippet of the things I do to keep my hair healthy, so look out for more tips on how I retain length and maintain the health of my hair.
Feel free to leave any questions you have about my hair regime in the comments section below.
As a self-confessed product junkie I’m always looking out for new products to try, so let me know what some of your favourite products are!
Are there any products from my hair regime that you swear by? Let me know what works best for you!
~Healthy Hair Junkie~