My Natural Hair Regimen

FroBunni | My Natural Hair Regimen

I am always tweaking my natural hair regimen to ensure that products and techniques help keep my hair as healthy as possible. If you have seen some of my features on natural hair blogs, know that at that moment it was my regimen. I will keep my most current regimen here.

Products

Long Wash Day

Before washing, I apply Inspire by Made Beautiful Pre-Poo Detangler to my hair for, at least, 20 minutes to moisturize and soften my hair. In the shower, I make 4 section, gently detangle using my denman, and make 2-3 two strand twists per section (8-12 total). I wash with Pure by Made Beautiful PUREifying Cleanser, then condition with Inspire by Made Beautiful Creamy Coconut Conditioner. I rinse my hair, dry it using a t-shirt, then apply deep conditioner (either Giovanni Smooth As Silk Xtreme Protein Hair Infusion, Blackberry & Coconut Milk Repairing Intensive Hair Mask, Ultra-Moist Deep Deep Moisture Mask, or Pineapple & Ginger Ultra-Revive Intensive Hair Mask). I deep condition with heat using the Thermal Hair Care Microwavable Heat Cap for, at least, 30 minutes. I rinse out the conditioner, and follow up with a tea rinse. I apply aloe vera juice to my scalp and hair, moisturize with TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, seal with an oil mix (coconut and grapeseed oil), and put my hair back in two-strand twists and low bun OR do a curlformer set.

Co-Wash Day

If I do a short wash day, I will cowash in the middle of the week using Eden Coconut Shea Cleansing Co-Wash. I detangle using my denman with the conditioner in my hair, then rinse. I follow up with a tea rinse before getting out the shower.

After I get out of the shower, I apply aloe vera juice to my scalp and hair, moisturize with TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, seal with an oil mix (coconut and grapeseed oil), and put my hair back in two-strand twists and low bun OR do a curlformer set.

Daily Maintenance for Each Hair Style

Every night, I lightly dampen my hair with water, apply TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, and seal with an oil mix (coconut and grapeseed oil). I then go over my ends with some more water and TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer to prevent breakage.


FroBunni | Braid Out
Braid or Twist Out
I apply TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, and seal with my oil mix (grapeseed and coconut oil). Then, I put my hair in at least 4, no more than 8 braids/twists. I wrap my ends around a bobby pin or a hair clip, which helps to prevent them from frizzing and helps retain moisture in my ends. In the morning, I take out the clips and braids/twists, and run my oil mix through my hair to prevent frizz.
FroBunni | Ponytail Rollerset
Ponytail Rollerset
I apply TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, and seal with my oil mix (grapeseed and coconut oil). If I am doing a ponytail rollerset, I make 4-6 ponytails. Depending on how large the rollers are, I put 2-4 rollers on each ponytail (the larger the rollers, the less there are). In the morning, I take out the rollers and ponytails. I run my oil mix through my hair, gently separating each section into 3, and twirling the section around my finger to help reinforce the curl.


FroBunni | Sponge Rollerset
Sponge Rollerset
I apply TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, and seal with my oil mix (grapeseed and coconut oil). I divide my hair into 4 sections. On each section, I will add as few as 3 or as many as 10 rollers to my hair. Sometimes I two strand twist first, other times I twist my hair (this just creates slightly different styles). In the morning, I take out the rollers. I run my oil mix through my hair, gently separating each section, and twirling the section around my finger to help reinforce the curl.


FroBunni | Straight Natural Hair No Heat
Straight and Stretched
There are a few different options to get my hair straight and stretched. Regardless, nightly maintenance is applying Nexxus Split End Binding Leave-In Creme or TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, sealing with my oil mix, reapplying water and leave-in to ends, and low bun. In the morning, I run my oil mix through my hair, gently finger detangling (this helps to stretch hair and remove the curl from the bun).
  • Blow Drying: I apply aloe vera juice to my scalp and hair, TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, oil mix, and Nexxus Heat Protecting Mist (in this order). I blow dry using the tension method on medium heat.
  • Curlfomers: I apply aloe vera juice to my scalp and hair, TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer, oil mix, and Nexxus Heat Protecting Mist (in this order). I create four sections and put 8-10 curlformers on each section, then sit under the blowdryer until my hair is dry (at least an hour, sometimes hour and 15 minutes). I gently detangle each curl using a wide tooth comb. 
Trimming
I dust my ends once a month, cutting off less than or equal to 1/8 of an inch. I create four sections, and working section by section, I create five smaller sections. In each of those five sections, I create another 3 sections cutting off the tips of each section using eyebrow scissors (eyebrow scissors force me to cut in super small sections). I then clip that section away, and finish the other two, clipping away that section and moving on to the other four.

Because my hair is so long, split and damaged ends are inevitable. Trimming less hair, more often, helps reduce the damage preventing single strand knots and tangles.

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6 comments:

  1. Very nice! Does your regimen tend to change for the colder months or is this your main regimen throughout the year? I just picked up Giovanni leave-in and I absolutely love it!

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    1. Hey Christina, not really. I do more stretched hairstyles in the winter though because there's no humidity to cause any frizz. And yes! I love that leave-in. My hair is always soft when I use it.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this post. I have a similar hair routine although I don't like long wash days as it is time consuming. How long do you need for a long wash day?

    Bye

    Jen (www.frolicious.de)

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    1. Two hours start to finish. Sometimes an hour and a half if I'm fast.

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  4. This is Awesome Thank You For Sharing Your Regimen With Us!! <3 #BlackQueenMagic #Werq

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