One of my goals for 2017 was to start taking better care of my hair. I wanted to challenge myself to create a healthy hair care regimen and to see how long I can grow my hair. Another part of healthy hair is maintaining a healthy diet. I am also working on this by trying to incorporate more exercise and eating healthier options. Some days are easier than others :).
Since going natural, I’ve been able to experiment with different products and hair care lines. I’ve learned what works best for my hair and what products are easier to integrate with others. I’ve been using the Shea Moisture line since Tressemme Naturals is no longer made. Recently, I had a product haul and purchased some conditioner, creams, oils, and a microfiber towel.
My main focus of attention is keep my hair as moisturized as possible. Moisture is essential for maintaing the health of your hair and for helping it grow. To help with moisture retention, I’m using the LOC method.
LOC stands for Leave-in (conditioner), Oil (of your choice), and Cream (of your choice). Every morning I wet my hair with a spray bottle of water, apply my leave-in conditioner, an oil (usually coconut), and a cream. In that order! It’s pretty simple and it helps to maintain moisture throughout the day. Especially in the heat and dry air!
My hair care regimen looks like this:
SUNDAY: scalp massage (with oil); deep condition under the hair dryer; moisturize using LOC method
I co-wash and detangle my hair 3x a month and on the last Sunday of the month I use shampoo. I actually just started back using shampoo because I realized I was using it too often and it would leave my hair very dry and my scalp would become irritated. Now I use the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil shampoo – but to limit dryness, breakage, and scalp irritation, I only use the shampoo once a month. Also, scalp massages are great for stimulating hair growth. And they feel really good too!
MONDAY: re-moisturize using LOC method
TUESDAY: re-moisturize using LOC method
WEDNESDAY: rinse with water, re-moisturize using LOC method
On wednesdays I wet my hair in the shower and just let the water run through to help add moisture during the mid-week!
THURSDAY: re-moisturize using LOC method
FRIDAY: re-moisturize using LOC method
SATURDAY: re-moisturize using LOC method
And there you have it folks!
What do you do to maintain healthy hair? What products do you like? Leave your comments below!
Until next time!