Most new naturals hear about planning a natural hair regimen and wonder what exactly they have to do. Some others who have been natural for a while still have a problem with their regimen and find that they are not achieving the results they anticipated.
The truth is that a carefully planned out regimen is one of the most important aspect of growing out long and healthy natural hair. A good regimen basically spells out your goals and how you intend to achieve them.
It also boils down to the regimen proper as well as the consistency of use.
This carefully planned out natural hair regimen was the one I used at some time in my hair growing journey. I must confess that I didn’t always follow it to the letter but it did go a long way to help me in being focused in my journey.
Feel free to adopt it, but take into consideration your own hair type and needs and so make sure to adjust where necessary. You will also need to arm yourself with the right tools and products in order to achieve your heart desires.
Sample hair goals
- Accumulate one inch of hair growth every two months
- Less Breakage (especially of ends to retain length)
- Less Tangles
- Healthy Hair
- Clean Scalp
- Thicker Hair
- Keep itchy scalp at bay
- Shampoo hair in sections
- Massage scalp (when not in braids) at night with castor oil to increase blood flow
- Do a protein treatment every 6 – 8 weeks (or mainly as needed)
- Deep condition weekly
- Drink at least 8 – 12 glasses of water daily
- Moisturize frequently and seal
- Detangle with fingers to minimize breakages
Things I must try:
Here you can write out things you have seen or read other natural did that worked for them and you are willing to try out and see if it will work with your hair type. Be careful that none of these practices might damage your tresses.
- Refrigerating my leave-in conditioner
- Coconut Oil plus Raw Shea Butter = happy curls! (I can add my favorite conditioner for the consistency I’m looking for.
- Heating conditioner first before applying to the hair for 30mins = super soft hair
- Add honey and/or olive oil to my deep conditioners for added moisture
- Coconut Oil plus Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Souffle
- Oil ends daily
Sample Regimen and Products you can try
|Period||Action||Products||Products/Tools/What to get/Supplies|
|Daily||Co-wash (every two days)||Moisturizing Conditioner, Detangling Conditioner, Strengthening Conditioner||
|Moisturize||Leave-in Conditioner, leave-in conditioner mixes, Curl Activator||
|Seal moisture in hair and protect ends||Oils, Butters, Crème, Pomades||
|Eat Healthy, drink lots of water||Vitamin A, B, C, D,||
|Vitamins daily(optional if you are eating healthy)||
|Wash and Go’s||Styling Gel, curl definers,||
|If you have braids (every other day)||Braid spray, DIY Braid spray mixed||
|Twists, Braids outs||moisturizer|
|Weekly||Pre-poo, Detangle||Oils, Homemade blends, store bought masks, hot oil treatments, banana, whole fat yogurt, honey, oil blends||
|Wash||Moisturizing, Hydrating, Detangling Shampoo||
|Deep condition||Deep Conditioner, Home-made mixture, Masks||
|Nourish scalp, dandruff treatment||Natural oils||
|Scalp massage||Natural & Essential oils||
|Protective styling||Air-dry in large braids, Leave-in conditioner, Oil, Crème, Styling Gel, twist outs, braid outs,||
|Bi-monthly, Monthly, 6 – 8 wks||Hot Oil Treatment||Olive Oil|
|Protein Treatment,||Protein Treatment, Homemade blends||
|Shine Boost Rinse||Rinses, Henna, Home-made Mixes, Conditioner, Herbal Rinse||
|Blow drying if needed, Banding, threading||Heat protection for blow drying, Serums, Humectant||
|Protective Styling,||Two-strands, Twists, Braids||
|Get trims when needed||
I never tried the vitamins but a lot of natural swear by vitamins, so please do your research and then decide if you want to go the vitamin route or just pretty much each healthy.
Trust me, you will do better with a set of goals you want to achieve and exactly how you intend to do that. Armed with a guide, you are on your way to healthy hair.
I will like to know what you think about the sample regimen and if there’s anything I left out please let me know.
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