Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing well! Last week we talked about natural hair in the workplace so we thought it would be fun to talk about our Natural Hair routines. I would classify myself as a somewhat lazy natural; I mainly wear wash and gos and definitely don't spend the entire day doing my hair. If you're curious about how I do my hair during wash day, check out this post.
While I'm in the shower, I separate my hair into 4 fairly large sections, each section I go in with shampoo and then use a scalp massager to go get all the product build up from my scalp that I would never be able to get to no matter how much I try. It has literally been such a game changer. I follow up with conditioner and use the EZ Detangler Brush to detangle my hair. I saw several Instagram ads for this product which led me to making this purchase but TRUST me, it's worth it. Before this brush I would detangle my hair using a comb or a brush maybe once a month ( I would finger detangle the other days I washed my hair) because the process just took so long but with this brush, it cuts that time in half. After I lather that section with conditioner and I feel that my hair is fully detangled, I move onto another section and repeat the process. I wouldn't say I have a favorite shampoo and conditioner because I mostly just rotate between what's in my closet.
I follow up shampoo and conditioning with a deep conditioner. Separating my hair into sections again I lather my hair with a deep conditioner and then follow up with an oil for added moisture. I personally use Mielle Rosemary Mint Strengthening Hair Masque with the Mielle Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil. I let the deep conditioner sit in my hair for as long as I feel like (sometimes I get occupied with too many things so I usually leave the deep conditioner overnight.
This part of the Hair routine is where everything comes together. I start the process with soaking wet hair fresh out of the shower and then divide my hair into four sections. In each section I
Add leave in conditioner ( Currently using Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Leave In Conditioner )
Split section in half
Add a smoothie to that section (Currently loving Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Curl Smoothie )
Add a Lighter Hold Styler ( All time favorite hair products is Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker)
Follow up with Gel ( LOVING Aunt Jackie's Don't Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel )
Go to the other half of the section
Repeat Steps 3-5
Move onto a new section
The whole process takes about 20-30 mins and then I let it air dry.
While I'm wearing my hair down, when I go to bed I section my hair in four puffs and put my hair over a bonnet. Once I feel like my curls don't look as good anymore but I'm not ready to wash my hair, I transition it to a puff and then I put my hair in a pineapple with a scarf.
Doing my hair has become so therapeutic for me and I have come up with some pretty amazing ideas during wash day. What are some of your curly hair products? Comment below!
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