Monday, December 10, 2012

Finally, A Hair Regimen

Lets talk hair! Really and truly, I suck at taking care of my hair. I rarely comb it out. I don’t have a wash schedule. I also wash and go more than I probably should. I have been natural for almost four years and have yet to have a regimen. I’ve cut it a few times since going natural. After my first year layered I decided to cut it into a bob, and I have layered it twice. Here’s a pic of my last major cut. It was around Thanksgiving last year. One straight and then a week later I went back to curly. That has by far been my favorite hair cut. I decided to just chill and let my hair do its own thing and grow out….for now.

I read tons of hair blogs. The one thing they have in common is that every natural blogger I know has a hair regimen. After careful consideration I decided to go for it. Yes, I’m lazy and I hate doing my hair but if I want my hair to look better and be healthier and more manageable, I must at least try, Right? RIGHT? Here’s a breakdown of what I will attempt to do for at least four weeks.

Sunday night: Pre poo with Jamaican Black Castor oil on my scalp and Super Sweetback Treatment from Ms. Jessies. What’s a pre poo? Check out my review here. Wash with Mizani  shampoo or whatever I’m trying at the time. Comb out and braid, twist, or run wild and free. I prefer wild and free.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Protective style. I like to wear one braid down the middle or twist on the sides and a bun in the back.

Thursday: Co wash. This is when I use oil and conditioner for about 20 minutes then wash it out. I will either twist it out or run wild and free. More than likely wild and free.

Here’s a glimpse at what went down this Sunday. I blew my hair out because I’m getting it colored tomorrow and wanted it to be very little product on my hair. When I wear it curly, I usually put curl cream and something for shine. After I blew it out, I applied Do Grow to the scalp and Butter Cream from Ms. Jessies to my ends.

flat twist

I made sure I didn’t flat twist tight because I wanted a loose look. Hardly any curls. More like a slight wave.

flat twist done

Here’s how it turned out!  I love it. I didn’t have to do anything this morning. Just take my twist down and run my finger through it. We shall see how long this hair regimen last.

What’s your hair regimen like? Got any tips for me on styles or products? I'm willing to try ALMOST anything! Be blessed and most of all be a blessing!



  1. Love, love, love the straight & curly pics. I mostly love curly styles & I'm still learning to improve on my twist outs. I've been going natural since October 2011 (I transitioned with braids) & this summer started rocking a fro.

    I am still looking to implement a routine hair regimen too, but typically on Saturday's I wash & condition w/Slickline shampoo & conditioner by Naturelle. I apply Jamaican Mango & Lime- Transition Natural leave in conditioner. I then use Taliah Waajid's African Healing Oyl & Curly Creme to do my twist out. If I'm wearing a fro, I simply go "Wild & Free" as you state after conditioning.

    1. Thank you! I will be trying the Slickline shampoo by Naturelle. I'm always looking for a great shampoo. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am natural too but I do not have a regimen and I am slowly realizing that this is not necessarily a good thing. So this morning actually I got started on one ! I will not call a full out regimen just yet but I will get there eventually.

    I simply put deep conditioned my hair for like 15 minutes and then rinsed it out, towel dried it and then used motions hair lotion to moisturize. Once that was done, I put in a little bit of beeswax for the shine and then combed it out.

    Like I said not much of a regimen but it did make me feel good !

    Hi, I'm Gertrude from A Chosen Remnant and I am glad you stopped by my blog today. God bless you !

    1. That's a great start! A co-wash is easy and effective! Thanks for stopping by. God bless you as well!

  3. Great post. I just located your blog and wished to let you know that I have certainly loved reading your blogs. At any rate I’m going to be subscribing to your feed and I really hope you are writing again soon.

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking timeout to read my post. Peace and blessing to you!