Hey everyone, I’m back with another natural hair post. Last week I talked about my journey to loving my natural hair. This week I’m going to give you my basic hair routine for when it’s wash day. Like I’ve said in my last hair post, I’m a pretty lazy natural (I know, I know…shame on me) so I like things to be pretty simple. Especially when wash day takes forreeever! If you want to know my simple routine and find out how I feel about the products I’m currently using then keep reading!
The First step of course is to detangle the mess that is my hair. This is like a workout within itself. What I’ve recently been doing as well is parting my hair in the middle and just doing steps separately on each side. It can be a little more time consuming, but helps make sure your hair doesn’t get too tangled during your hair washing process.
After detangling my hair, I wash my hair. The shampoo I use to wash my hair is the Shea Moisture curl and shine shampoo. If I have my hair parted then I do each side separately. At the least, I go through twice with the shampoo. I wash my hair first from root to end and then I go in a second time just focusing on my scalp.
After I finish washing my hair, I try to put a hair mask on. I use the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask. To make the mask I just use equal parts clay and Apple Cider Vinegar. I typically leave that on for about 15min before washing it out. Then, I condition my hair with the OGX Coconut Milk Conditioner. This really helps get out the vinegar smell as well.
My last step once I’m done is to oil my scalp with some Jamaican Castor Oil. If I’m going out that same day and I want to add a little more curl to my hair, I’ll add some of the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Sometimes I air dry my hair and sometimes I dry my hair using a curl diffuser with the hair dryer on cool. Then I’m done!
- Shea Moisture
Shea Moisture is the first brand I started using when I decided to stop using heat on my hair. Before my hair started to really form curls on its on (with my heat damage I barely had much of a curl pattern) I religiously used this curling enhancing cream. It gives my hair amazing curls and it lasts for a good while. It makes your hair smell really good as well! I’ve just recently started using the curl and shine shampoo for a few months now and I’m very satisfied. I see a difference in my curls and it smells good. I even feel like from the first day I used it I saw a difference (it could just be me) but with consistent use it definitely helps your curls. 10/10 would recommend these Shea Moisture Products!
2. Aztec Healing Clay
This isn’t a skin care routine post, but before I begin I have to say how amazing this is as a face mask. Now, moving on to the hair review part. I just started to use this product on my hair a few months ago. If you want to give your hair a fresh start, then I feel like this product is great to use. Can I 100% judge on if this product has had a hand in helping out my curl pattern? I believe it has, but I’d give it a few more months before I give you guys a complete review. But I do recommend the product. A little goes a long way. It lasts for a long time and it can be used for multiple different things.
3. OGX Coconut Milk Conditioner
I pretty much discovered this product from my grandmother. Let me tell you, grandma did a good job. This conditioner makes my hair so soft it’s crazy! I just put it in my hair, let it sit for about 5min, rinse it out, and hair is soft and smooth. This is also another product that smells amazing which is good if you’re using it after the clay mask like I do.
What are your go to products for your routine? If you have any recommendations on products I should use I’d love to hear them!
**Disclaimer: I am not being paid to talk about these products. All opinions are of my own.**