Step By Step! Day By Day! Healthy Hair Regimen

April 5, 2012  |  

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Day after day we tend to play in our hair; some more than others. It has become an obsession for some people. Of course, we all like to do different things to our hair. I have extensions in right now to give my hair a break from having “hand in hair” syndrome. I am always messing with my hair because I am a hair blogger so I decided to give my hair some well needed rest. When I don’t have extensions in (which is the majority of the time), I wear my hair natural. I have come up with a Spring/Summer weekly regimen that has worked for me the past couple of years that I always stick to:

  • Sunday– Hair wash day! I love to wash and condition my hair and maybe even sit under the steamer. This is the day that I have the most time to do my hair and to not have to rush.  I start off around 2pm-ish. I wash and detangle my hair thoroughly- which for me can take up to 30 minutes. After that, I do about 9 two stands twists with some of my favorite products.  I let me hair dry a little bit throughout the day so I am not going to bed with wet hair. If I get started a little later, or if my hair is too damp, I will take a blow drier with a diffuser attachment on cool and blow it for a little while.
  • Monday– In the morning, I take my twists out. I add a nice gloss to make my hair shiny. And voila! At night I re-twist my hair adding a moisturizer in as I twist. I make sure to not disrupt the curls by not separating the hair too much.  I want to keep the frizz down.
  • Tuesday– This morning I do the same thing and repeat the steps! Simple and easy breezy!
  • Wednesday– This is typically the last day of my twist out where it looks decent lol. I get through the day, add a moisturizer in as I re-twist at night, and prepare for washing the next morning.
  • Thursday– I have to get up early on Thursdays because it’s Wash & Go time. I can do wash & go’s on Thursdays because I usually can only get a good 2 days out of it so it will last me until the end of the work week. I use a moisturizer, a gloss, and a holding product and mix them all together in my hand. Then I rake through my hair with my fingers and flip my hair upside down and I let my hair air dry during warmer weather. At night, I put my hair into a very loose bun and add a moisturizing crème if needed.
  • Friday: Wake up! Shake my hair out (literally) until it falls nicely and go!!
  • Saturday: Maybe bun it! Make a puff! Or anything else that is easy to do from a 2 day old wash and go. Sometimes I add moisture or spray a leave-in conditioner to revitalize my curls. I get ready for Sunday to do it all over again.


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  • prettyblondelady

    omg… i am so happy to find another “natural yet blonde “. I recently got my hair bleached blonde. Since then so many people have been telling me horror stories about how my hair was going to fall out indefinitely and it was a dumb mistake for someone whose been natural and trying to grow her hair out. I was afraid that it was the biggest mistake of my life but clearly it is possible to have strong healthy natural and blonde hair! Thanks
    Also i will try this hair regimen

  • Shakirahightower

    I do a similiar task to get a curly pattern for my locs. I twist them in Bantu knots after shampooing and doing a quick towel-dry. I let  the locs set for 24-36 hours (you can also try a hooded dryer) and then untwist. The set lasts until the next wash. 

  • I have a very similar routine. My wash day is Sunday; I shampoo once, then do a heavy condition with something cheap for detangling. Takes me about 20mins due to my length. Then I apply another conditioner, a much better quality brand, and I allow to sit on my hair for about 10mins while I shower. I barely DC, maybe once a month! Why? I don’t notice any major differences in it. I’ve tried several brands and various methods, but I get the same turn-out: regular afro.

    After my wash/condition routine, I let my hair drip dry for just a few minutes. Then I begin to twist it with shea butter, almond oil, and one of my styling cremes. I keep the twists in my hair until Wednesday or Thursday while moisturizing/sealing each night. By Thurs or Friday, I rock a BOMB twist-out that I keep all weekend. Then do it all over again on Sunday…maybe Monday if the twist-out isn’t stinky from me bar hopping all weekend lol.

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  • Nefijones1

    I love her hair routine! 

  • Open Heart

    Oh nice – just starting to grow my hair out from a very short ‘do.  Looking forward to twisting and playing with longer hair – gonna pick up some optimum care too – Love trying out new products.