How To Establish A Healthy Hair Routine
So you know how when you go natural and it’s like you blink and then your one shampoo and conditioner has turned into a shelf full of curling custards, styling gels and deep conditioners? I know, #producthoeislife and all that, but it can all be very overwhelming for a newbie- not to mention draining on your wallet This is why a basic regimen of good quality AND decently priced products is a gift from the gods of hair! The My Natural Hair range has always had the basics every newbie natural needed to establish their hair routine, and now with the additions we’re spoiled for choice.Moisture is the whole reason you need a routine- to get it in and keep it in! Contrary to popular belief shampoo is not meant to dry your hair out. A good quality shampoo will cleanse without stealing the moisture from your hair. The My Natural Hair Nourishing Shampoo does exactly this, as it’s a gentle sulphate-free cleanser that lays the foundation for the rest of your wash day. An alternative to shampoo is co-washing. This is using a conditioner to cleanse your hair, along with water and scalp massaging to lift dirt and residue. The “no-poo” method (nope, not what it sounds like -thank goodness!) as it’s called is not for everyone, but is always something worth trying especially if you have hair prone to excessive dryness.
Every natural knows the burden that is detangling After all the time spent arms akimbo, and leaving what seems like a wigs worth of shed hair all over the shower, the detangling session is not to be trifled with. My Natural Hair Hydrating Conditioner has just the right balance between slip and moisture to make detangling a breeze. The only downside is we’d need to find a new upper body workout though Its always a good idea to apply the conditioner in sections to freshly washed hair, starting from the tips and working your way up. This reduces shedding and breakage.
As for the gorgeous silky, seductive liquid gold that is the Strengthening Oil… *goosebumps* The real question is, when DON’T you use it?! Start off your washday by pre-pooing with it, applying the oil to hair and scalp for at least 30 minutes before shampooing. The “pre-poo” process is vital if you’re using shampoo so the shampoo will not strip your hair of moisture. This is especially true if you choose to use a shampoo that contains sulphates. The oil can also be used as part of the conditioning process, to add slip for detangling. A personal favourite is to use it for sealing in all that goodness after styling, because it adds wonderful shine too
Strengthening Oil will have you like
Rinse out the conditioner and liberally apply the Hydration Mask deep conditioner to your hair, concentrating especially on problem areas. When all the hair has been laid with some love, pop on a shower cap and go on with normal shower things so it can have time to penetrate the hair shaft. Deep conditioning is one of the best treatments for natural textures and should be done at least twice a month. Depending on your hair needs and schedule, you can deep condition overnight or for the prescribed amount of time on washday. Using heat to open the cuticle is also recommended while deep conditioning- this can be from a hair dryer or a heat cap. Rinse off and you’re ready to begin styling!
Now whatever style you choose, from a wash & go to twists- you need to LOC your hair to retain all that moisture you just put in.
L- liquid, in this range the new My Natural Hair Leave-In Conditioner. This is your moisture step in styling, so don’t skip this step and still expect your fro to flourish
Putting on gel straight then complaining yo’ hair dry #cantdeal
O- Oil, and this oil is one of the best. Perfect for coconut oil-sensitive naturals, it’s not heavy to leave your curls greasy (Severus Snape is not a good look on anyone) Nor does it have a strong scent, so you don’t have to be *that* person in the office making everyone’s eyes water
If your co-workers be like this, you need this oil change-up gurl
C- Cream, another new addition to the My Natural Hair range. Now depending on your needs you could use the Curling Cream or the #OG Moisturizing Butter. The Curling Cream would be more suited to wash and goes, and the Moisturizing Butter offers more hold for twists.
Keep your hair looking and feeling #bomb between washdays by refreshing your curls. In a spray bottle combine equal amounts of Strengthening Oil and Leave-In Conditioner. Top up with lots of water, and there you have it: your DIY My Natural Hair curl refresher! Spritz your hair regularly to maintain moisture lost during sleeping and throughout the day. Protect your hair while you sleep with a silk or satin scar or pillowcase- because why not sleep like a Disney princess?
And there you have it, a local range to the rescue! A regular moisture-incorporating regimen is vital if you’re after the #longhairdontcare life, or even if you just want a healthy fro. With the My Natural Hair range priced so affordably and available at Clicks stores, there’s no reason for you to be outchea with a struggle fro
It’s 2017, your fro can’t be looking sad #treatyoself with some My Natural Hair love!