This is my daily hair routine. Now I do not need to use the conditioner every day, though it really helps on humid days. I stick to conditioning about every other day, but the rest of the steps are a stable daily process.
Step 1: THROW OUT YOUR SHEA MOISTURE PRODUCTS, THEY ARE WEIGHING DOWN YOUR HAIR AND KEEPING IT DRY.
Step 2: Fully wet head in shower, don’t let it dry other than a few pats with a t-shirt, and then separate into parts
Step 3: Condition parted section of hair in sink, leaving some of the conditioner leftover in your hair. Comb through with your fingers repetitively adding a few drops of water every few seconds.
Step 4: Add coconut oil and castor oil, repeating the process of adding some water and finger combing through
Step 5: Add leave in hair product
Step 6: Style as wanted
While I try my best to use natural hair care, sometimes it’s just not enough. If I have to use things that are not completely organic, I make sure to look out for certain things like it not being test on animals, and the biggest being avoiding major silicones that don’t allow for water solubility. I used to use Shea Moisture and thought it was THE go-to for ethnic hair until I got my Deva Cut and began to compare the ingredients to other products. The reason my hair was staying so dry while using this product was because it was not water soluble so the product was actually keeping the water and moisture from entering my hair follicles.
Things to try and avoid if you see it in the ingredient list:
- Synthetic colors/ scents
Now while these products aren’t the BEST, and if I could manage my hair with cheaper and more simple things I would, these are far from the worst.
Deva Curl One Condition Decadence Conditioner
Deva Curl Styling Cream or Ouidad Curl Cream
I wash my hair about once every 4 or 5 days using an organic peppermint shampoo. And then condition it with an organic African conditioner, but keep in mind it is EXTREMELY THIN. Remember, organic isn’t going to lather like one with chemicals does, so you may have to use A LOT for any success. That is why I only use it once a week. Washing your hair too much also dries it out and strips it of its natural oils. Remember to choose a t-shirt over a towel to dry your hair, and avoid heat. If blow drying is necessary use the cool setting. If shampoo is too harsh on your hair, try a cleansing oil instead.
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