For everyone that’s asked, here it is! My natural hair routine. I’ve laid it out in terms of how often I do what I do and what I use. I find it really easy to stick to other than when I’m wearing a protective style. As usual, most items linked are on some sort of promo so I’d get them sooner rather than later if you’re interested! If you have questions about any of the products or anything else, please comment below and they’ll be answered in an upcoming Q&A post!
Refresh curls with H20 using a spray bottle
EVERY OTHER DAY (if Shae is dry)
Refresh curls with any or a mixture of the following (depending on how dry hair is):
Argan Oil (the purer the better obvs)
Grapeseed Oil (from the local hair & beauty shop)
WEEKLY (wash and go routine in order of use)
Detangle with H2O in a spray bottle and any cheapish moisturising conditioner like this one.
Shampoo – I’ve had this since last year and there’s still loads left as it’s so big! Oh yeah, it smells amazing too!
Deep Condition with Shea Moisture’s Sacha Inchi Rescue & Repair Hair Masque (bought in the US) for between 2 hours to overnight (if I’m staying in).
Apply grapeseed oil on freshly washed and sectioned hair whilst still wet.
Rake Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie through hair.
Seal with Eco Styler Curl and Wave Styling Gel or the new Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil one.
Protein Treatment which if I’m honest I haven’t done in 2 months but when I do I buy protein packs like this one from the local hair & beauty shop. Now that Shae is longer, I use this which is also an amazing deep conditioner that doubles as a protein treatment too.
EVERY 3-6 MONTHS
Baby trim by a stylist that is confident with natural afro hair.
So there you go! Told you (those that ask me in person) that I really don’t use that much and in my opinion less is more when it comes to hair natural or not. Plus the products you use are important but they aren’t everything! The best formula for healthy hair (of all types not just natural) is:
the right products + the right product application technique (whether it’s your hands or tools and how) + the right diet (as balanced as possible with lots of water) + the right attitude (practising self care and keeping up with your hair routine)
DISCLAIMER: This is what currently works for my hair and its texture. I’m sharing these products because of how many people have asked, not because I’m claiming to be a natural hair guru/expert. Everybody’s hair is different, even those with a similar looking texture. Please please please check out the routines of others, product reviews etc before investing in any and #learnyourhair!
Hoodie – Weekday via ASOS (was on sale on Weekday for £8 but now sold out!!)
T-shirt Dress – One Day via ASOS (OLD – alternatives below)
Adidas Gazelles – Zalando (£25 on promotion!!)
Necklaces – Links of London (Narrative & Classic collections)
Choker – Forever 21 – £2.99