One of the many things that I struggled with when I started going natural was creating a regimen. Blogs and websites that I read did not really give me a good outline or guideline. I started my regimen with the basics and found out that building a regimen is easier than I thought.
Below is a break down.
- Pre-poo, this for me is optional even though I have incorporated it into my regimen. Some good ol’ coconut or olive oil 30 minutes before you co-wash or shampoo your hair will give you the added benefits of moisture retention and make detangling much easier. I usually leave my pre-poo in over night because I like how soft it makes my hair.
- You need to wash your hair; how often you wash your hair and whether you co-wash , wash with a sulphate free shampoo or even a sulphate shampoo or even clarify with Apple Cider Vinegar is up to you.
- Next you have to Deep condition, at least once a week, I use ORS intensive hair treatment masque. It’s quick, easy and works bomb diggidy.
- Add a bit of conditioner and do a final comb through to make sure that there are no tangles and rinse.
- You need to style your hair to retain maximum moisture. The LOC method is a good foundation to start.
L= liquid i.e. water or your favourite leave-in (Tresemmé naturals is a good product to try for this purpose)
O= oil any good ol’ coconut or olive oil would do for this purpose or whichever oil you prefer.
C=cream for this part I use Dr Miracles soft hold cream but you are most welcome to use your favourite.
I found that once you have a good regimen going you are less prone to relapsing to product junkism, as you have steps and products that work for you. I haven’t bought as many products as I have since I found a great regimen that works for me. Another bonus 🙂
It’s not as difficult as it was explained to me . Follow these simple steps and you’re sure to building a regimen that works for you, your hair, your schedule and the products that you use.
Here’s to the foundation for a great regimen!