Hi curl friends!
It’s been 2 years since I published my first curly hair routine! 2 years! There have been changes in my regimen since then so I owe you guys an update! 🙂 For my new readers, here is the 411. . .
- Hair Type: 3C
- Hair Porosity: Low
- Density: High with thick hair strands
- Other hair features: naturally dry, frizzy
- Frequency of wash days: once per week (end of week)
- Climate: Tropical/ hot weather/ Humid
Now let’s dive in shall we! 🙂
I usually wait until my wash day to detangle my hair. Here is how it is done:
- Section hair in 4 quarters;
- Begin to thoroughly soak hair and proceed to finger detangle/ gently work through with a wide tooth comb;
- If my hair is seriously tangled, I would sometimes use a conditioner of choice, apply to wet hair and gently comb through with both my fingers and a wide tooth comb;
- If I use the conditioner, I would detangle and then rinse out the conditioner thoroughly before I begin cleansing my hair.
The purpose of detangling on wet hair is to avoid/ reduce breakage and split ends that will stunt hair growth.
2. CLEANSE & CLARIFY
For gentle cleansing I use sulfate free shampoo. My staple shampoo is the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo for thick, frizzy hair. I would only do one (1) round of shampoo-ing with this for each wash day. I have found that this shampoo does not strip my hair at all, leaving it super soft and actually helps detangle the hair while cleansing it.
Once or twice a month – depending on styling products and product buildup – I would use a stronger sulfate free shampoo or a normal shampoo (containing sulfates) to thoroughly clarify my hair of all buildup and dirt, paying close attention to my scalp. Below are all the shampoos I have used recently for clarifying. Again, I only do one (1) round of clarifying before moving to the next step of my regimen.
3. DEEP CONDITION
After shampoo-ing I go straight into deep conditioning. Deep conditioning is something I stopped doing a while back and my hair suffered serious dryness as a result. Since starting back, once a week, my hair styles better, maintains manageability and is more hydrated.
Check out the video in this post to see how I deep condition, using one of my favourite deep conditioners!
These are my three (3) staple deep conditioners which work wonders for my curls in the humid Caribbean weather:
This year I have really worked on simplifying my hair routine by using less products for styling. Sometimes less is more and I can genuinely attest to that truth! Below are all the products I have been using, as of late, to style:
After deep conditioning, I would apply my HCHG Flaxseed Creme Gel Work It! to each section and style accordingly. I would then use a gel of choice for styling my baby hairs and for more sleek styles like a neat low/ high bun/ ponytail.
So that’s it guys! Simple but detailed. What’s your hair regimen like? What products are your holy grails?
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As always, to God’s blessings, prosperity, faith, happiness and love!