Refining My Natural Hair Regimen

Many people may be surprised to hear that I don’t have a regimen. “Masuka, you have been blogging about your hair for two years and you don’t have a regimen? Really?” Yes, really.

Allow me to explain.

I have certain products that I use when I do my own hair at home: The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture shampoo and conditioner; Coconut oil; Jojoba oil; Grapeseed oil; Pure unrefined shea butter; Tea tree oil; Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel; Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner using Kimmaytube recipe; Water and aloe vera moisturising spritz.

My trusted The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo

However, I don’t stick to these products religiously and especially when I go to the salon or when products run out I just grab whatever. Also, I often get different results for the same hairstyle, especially when trying to do a twist out. Sometimes I rinse my hair with water, sometimes I wash with conditioner and sometimes I use shampoo as well when mid-way through the week.

I have avoided sticking to a strict regimen because I feel some naturalistas are fanatical and in my view having a blog about hair is fanatical enough, thank you very much.

BUT…

I get frustrated because I cannot predict results. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I am on a mission to grow my hair and prove a point and I honestly feel that if I have gotten this far with a haphazard kind of regimen, how much more could I achieve if I was using products that I know for sure work for me as opposed to those that I perceive work for me? I can only know this for sure if I get a bit more scientific with my regimen. A hair regimen includes products, techniques and the routine that one uses.

I have also decided to start keeping a hair journal so that I can document and track what I do and put in my hair, my daily activities like working out and then how my hair responds and feels on a given day. After several months, I think that I will also be in a better position to review and rate products more accurately.

Now how is that for fanatical?

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2 responses to “Refining My Natural Hair Regimen

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