Hair regimen/ routine; My detailed hair care regimen.

Have a hair regimen/ routine? Hair regimen is essential for growth of healthy hair. On this post, I’ll share hair regimen steps or rather my detailed hair regimen.

Hello and welcome to The Naturals Tribe, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Well, I do switch up products and processes, drop some hair care practices and get into others but my hair routine barely changes cause consistency is key if you wanna smash those hair goals. So, let’s get down to my hair routine and will do share tips and my recently acquired hair practices. You can also catch up on changes in my hair care routine here and here.

WASH DAY.
I cleanse my hair after two weeks unlike most naturals who wash their hair weekly. Honestly, I don’t have the heart & time for it. My wash day routine goes like pre poo, cleansing, deep conditioning, moisturizing and air drying.

Pre poo/pre-shampoo– I pre poo overnight with castor and olive oils when my hair feels super dry and brittle but on days when my hair feels moisturized I only pre poo with Aloe Vera sap direct from the leaf or an instant conditioner. Here is a detailed post on pre poo.

Detangling-I slightly detangle as I pre poo and before shampooing using the pre poo products. I ensure that I try to get rid of all shed hair and I use fingers to detangle. For all tips on detangling right catch up here.

Cleansing/shampoo- I shampoo/wash my hair in 4 or 6 sections but mostly four so as to get rid of build up probably cleanse and give my scalp a relaxing and growth stimulating massage. Shampoo your length and scalp, don’t scratch your scalp if it feels itchy use your finger balls and cleanse with warm water not hot water(may damage your scalp). If possible rinse off the shampoo with running water.

Deep conditioning-sometimes I do deep condition overnight, on those lazy wash days(most wash days). I do DIY deep conditioners(avocado/banana/mango, Aloe Vera, honey & oils), I let them sit for an hour or two before rinsing off and on my for the last two wash days I have had a hot oil treatment with a little deep conditioner and so far so good, my hair never felt this moisturized. I rinse off with lukewarm water and cold water for the final rinse.

wash day/ rinsed natural hair

Drying.
I do air dry my hair but before that I use a t-shirt to absorb the water until damp then apply leave-in conditioner and oil before wearing four braids(matuta) and let my hair dry.
I got you on wash day essentials and wash day mistakes to avoid.

Moisturizing.
I first moisturize after rinsing off the deep conditioner. When in a protective style, I moisturize weekly and when the weather decides to dry off my hair I do twice a week. I moisturize after 2 days or every other day when wearing my hair out. I only use water + leave-in conditioner and oil to moisturize and seal.

Styling.
Twists and twist outs, braid and braid outs, flat twists, cornrows, puffs and wearing my fro out are my to go to styles. I love twists cause I can wear the twists for weeks before rocking the bomb twist outs. Braids are gorgeous as well especially when you master the art of a bomb braid out. I’ll be getting more adventurous with the styling, watch out for that. I avoid tight styles and know not all protective styles are protective.

natural hair regimen; protective style

Trimming.
I do dusting at least twice a month and this saves me lots of knots, tangles, frizz, rugged ends and losing inches to trimming. I do trim once in a while. Get to know when you need a trim and how to dust those split ends.

Sleeping.
I so much hate sleeping with my hair covered so I sleep on a satin pillowcase. You can sleep on a satin bonnet/ scarf or pillowcase. On instances when my hair ain’t in a protective style, I wear a high puff/ pineapple to sleep.

Scalp care.
I do scalp massages when I can but after my pre poo and during shampoo I give my scalp a relaxing and growth stimulating massage. If not in a hurry I give my scalp a few minutes massage while moisturizing.

Scalp massages stimulate growth and flow of blood ,nutrients and proper products penetration in the scalp. For those struggling with residing hairline, do daily massages with castor oil to regrow your edges and practice low manipulation and avoid tight hairstyles.

Brushing & combing/heat
My fingers do all the combing and brushing, I do use wide tooth comb to detangle sometimes and I don’t lay my edges too. Excessive brushing and combing will thin out your hair reducing your volume and if you have to use a comb, get a wide toothed comb.

I haven’t used heat in the last two and half years, if I need to stretch my hair I do stretch with braids(matutas), cornrows or flat twists. Avoid excessive use of heat, it damages your scalp and weakens your hair strands.

More Tips for hair regimen.
Get a hair regimen that fits your occupation, schedules, daily exercises, weather and so on. The hair routine should be consistent just like your work out or skin care routine.
Always work with sectioned hair it saves you time and tangles.

Don’t manipulate dry or dripping wet hair both are prone to breakage and never skip deep conditioning and moisturizing.
Your nails can be the cause of breakage, make sure your nails aren’t broken or have nail art that might snag your hair.

Don’t over-manipulate your hair and ensure your hair dresser/ stylist doesn’t pull or hold your hair tightly and avoid adding a huge extension on a small patch of hair.

When trying out products, start with a whole brand line and keep on with the trial and error until you find out which products work best for your hair.
For volume chasers, tips for you.

Hope you have learnt something and have you found a regimen that works best for you?

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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