Simple Hair Care Regimen for Healthy Hair + Growth


Are you in need of a simple hair regimen for healthy hair that also promotes hair growth? Well, you're in luck! Today I'm sharing my simple hair care regimen with you. Taking care of natural hair does not have to be complicated. If you're a lazy natural like myself, then keeping it simple is the best way to go.

I have high porosity hair but this regimen can be used for those of you with low or medium porosity hair as well. The first thing is first If you don't what your hair porosity is check out "3 ways to test your hair porosity." If you already know your hair porosity, aside from following this simple hair care regimen, I want you to educate yourself about porosity. So if you have low or high porosity check out, "How to care for Low porosity hair," or "How to care for High porosity hair."

It's important to know your hair porosity to develop a regimen that works for your hair. You need to know what your needs are and what type of products will help your hair to flourish. Knowing your hair porosity will help you to determine how well your hair can absorb moisture. 

People with high porosity hair struggle to retain moisture so it's important to use products that help to keep the moisture in. They need to use heavy butters or creams. Those with low porosity hair are the exact opposite, hair takes longer to get wet and longer to dry. They need lightweight products that will not result in buildup or white residue.

There are two important steps in my hair care regimen that's crucial to lock in moisture. I try not to miss either step. The first part is the method I use to keep my hair moisturized for a longer period. I use the LCO method when styling my hair.

Here is an example of how to include the LOC/LCO method in your hair regimen:

Step 1: L (LEAVE IN)- What is your favorite leave-in conditioner? You want to use a liquid-based leave-in conditioner in this step

As my leave-in, I use 💦 (WATER). Water is the best way to hydrate your hair before using a cream or butter to penetrate your hair strands. Keep in mind, if you're using a great moisturizing cream (like our Ultra Moisturizing Styling Pudding) there is no need to use a leave-in conditioner. You can skip the leave-in conditioner and use water. 

Step 2: C (CREAM) What is your favorite Moisturizer?

Your moisturizer must be water-based. When shopping for a moisturizing cream the first 2 or 3 ingredients should be water-based. If not, that product is just a styler and stylers cannot keep the hair moisturized for a long period. 

As my cream, I use our very own "Ultra Moisturizing Styling Pudding," this pudding is not just a styler but also a moisturizer. Our first 3 ingredients are water, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus water and Flaxseed gel. My hair typically stays moisturized for 10 days. It gives great volume, definition, shine, softens the hair and makes it manageable for styling. Yes, ONE product can do all of the above. 

Step 3: O (OIL) - Last but not least, You will need a sealant. 

Since I have high porosity hair I must use oils that will seal in moisture for my hair. So the oil you choose depends on the porosity of your hair. I use our very own Premium Blend Exotic Cocktail Oil. This is a lightweight oil for both Low and High Porosity Hair. It a blend of 16 different oils to help promote hair growth. 

If the moisturizer you're using does not give great definition, you can substitute the oil with your favorite gel. Many naturals like to throw in gel with whatever cream they are using for definition. But if you're using our Styling Pudding, I promise, you can skip all the extra products and simply use our Styling pudding and exotic cocktail oil as a sealant and you're done. If you're not into oils the styling pudding is moisturizing on its own to stand alone!

Now onto my Wash Day Regimen.

I shampoo my hair twice a month and deep condition four times a month with two pre-poo treatments in between those four weeks. I'm going to explain everything in detail below. 

Monthly Hair Regimen

Week 1: I shampoo my hair on the first Saturday of every month.

Pre-Poo

I like to pre-poo my hair the night before using our Premium Blend Exotic Cocktail oil and leave it in overnight. I typically spray my hair with Aloe Vera Juice and apply the oil over the hair to help with detangling my hair. I braid in my hair 6-8 big braids or twist and leave it in overnight so my hair and scalp reap the benefits of the Cocktail oil. 

Shampoo

On wash day, I rinse it out with warm warm water and begin to shampoo my hair. I shampoo my hair with the braids. I prefer to wash my hair in sections and with the braids because it helps minimize tangles and breakage while washing my hair. In the long run it helps me to retain my length.

You can use your favorite shampoo. It's best to use a moisturizing shampoo that will not strip your hair of all its natural oils. Hence the reason I pre-poo using our exotic cocktail oil.

Deep Condition (NEVER SKIP DEEP CONDITIONING.

You never skip this step, deep conditioning weekly or biweekly adds moisture back into your hair. It something that should be done regularly after every time you wash your hair. In order for hair to grow it have to stay moisturized. Dry hair is easy to break. Check out the article, "Why it's important to deep condition your hair."

When using a deep conditioner it's important to use one that will cater to your current hair needs. For example, if your hair is currently dry, damaged, or brittle, use a deep conditioner formulated to treat dry/damaged hair. If your hair is breaking, find a deep conditioner that aids in preventing breakage. Again, I can't stress how important it is to know and understand your hair needs. Look at your hair, touch it and pay attention to how it's responding to the changes in your regimen. 

After applying my deep conditioner, I seat under the dryer for 30 minutes and wash my hair out with cold water to lock in the moisture.  For those with low porosity, you may need to use lukewarm water (you need to open your cuticle to apply your products for styling). 

STYLE

I apply the LCO method with the products I mentioned earlier.

Week 2: 

Co-wash

I Co-wash my hair with a conditioner. You can either shampoo or co-wash. Some people have to shampoo each time they wash because of buildup. I rarely have buildup so I can afford to co-wash my hair every now and then.

Protein Treatment

If you have high Porosity hair it's important to do protein treatments every 4-6 weeks. I do one once a month. For those with low porosity hair, you may want to skip this step as many with low porosity hair is protein sensitive and cannot use protein treatments (I REPEAT IF YOU HAVE LOW POROSITY HAIR SKIP THIS STEP). Those of us with highly porous hair have holes up and down our hair shaft and protein fills those holes temporarily. The protein treatment helps to repair our hair cuticles.

After my protein treatment, I follow up with a deep conditioner. Yes, this step is important after using a protein treatment because it tends to leave your hair feeling a little hard, so it's best to follow up with a deep conditioner. 

STYLE

I apply the LCO method with the products I mentioned earlier.

Week 3: REPEAT WEEK 1

Pre-Poo

I like to pre-poo my hair the night before using our Premium Blend Exotic Cocktail oil and leave it in overnight. I typically spray my hair with Aloe Vera Juice and apply the oil over the hair to help with detangling my hair. I like to leave it in overnight so my hair and scalp reap the benefits of the Cocktail oil. 

Shampoo

On wash day, I rinse it out and shampoo my hair. You can use your favorite shampoo. It's best to use a moisturizing shampoo that will not strip your hair of all its natural oils. Hence the reason I pre-poo using our exotic cocktail oil.

Deep Condition

Then, I deep condition my hair. When using a deep conditioner it's important to use one that will cater to your current hair needs. For example, if your hair is currently dry, damaged, or brittle, use a deep conditioner formulated to treat dry/damaged hair. If your hair is breaking, find a deep conditioner that aids in preventing breakage. Again, I can't stress how important it is to know and understand your hair needs. Look at your hair, touch it and pay attention to how it's responding to the changes in your regimen. 

After applying my deep conditioner, I seat under the dryer for 30 minutes and wash my hair out with cold water to lock in the moisture. For those with low porosity, you may need to use lukewarm water. 

STYLE

I apply the LCO method with the products I mentioned earlier.

Week 4: 

Co-wash

I Co-wash my hair a conditioner. You can either shampoo or co-wash. Some people have to shampoo each time they wash because of buildup. I rarely have buildup so I can afford to co-wash my hair every now and then.

Deep Condition

Then, I deep condition my hair. When using a deep conditioner it's important to use one that will cater to your current hair needs. For example, if your hair is currently dry, damaged, or brittle, use a deep conditioner formulated to treat dry/damaged hair. If your hair is breaking, find a deep conditioner that aids in preventing breakage. Again, I can't stress how important it is to know and understand your hair needs. Look at your hair, touch it and pay attention to how it's responding to the changes in your regimen. 

After applying my deep conditioner, I seat under the dryer for 30 minutes and wash my hair out with cold water to lock in the moisture. For those with low porosity, you may need to use lukewarm water. 

STYLE

I apply the LCO method with the products I mentioned earlier.

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