18 April 2014

My Hair Care Routine/Regimen

Hey Loves x
Hope your all well :-)

I get a lot of questions about my hair on a regular basis, so i thought i'd start to share my experiences, knowledge and tips. This is my hair routine; what i do on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. In order to have and maintain healthy hair, ONE of the things you need to do is come up with a routine that works for you. When i talk about hair, it will be referencing my hair in general, the type of hair i have and the stuff i have gone through. Everyone's hair type is completely different and this is just what works for me.

My hair is relaxed (if you didn't know), and it has definitely been a journey for me, because iv'e realised you need to know your stuff, do your research and know what your doing and it took me years to figure out what i was doing right and wrong. I have 2 Sisters, they both have relaxed hair too; my oldest Sister, her hair is down to her back, literally. She has gone through many experiences too and has passed her knowledge down to me. I SELF RELAX, meaning i relax my own hair *dances* lol yes i feel that is an achievement. My big Sister taught me, i do not go to the hair dressers! When people say "Black people's hair cant grow" its just ignorance, as many people have proved that it can grow, and i have seen it within my family. Relaxed hair needs to be taken care of properly, as it's already being chemically processed and manipulated with products, so you cant just relax your hair and leave it expecting it to take care of itself! This goes with any type of hair! That is many peoples mistake and they are wondering why their hair cant grow? Your hair will grow if its healthy. Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying my hair is perfect, but its healthy and i can retain length, and people literally run down the street to ask me 'what are you doing to your hair', lool no joke. I take care of my hair in the right way and do what works for me, and trust me i'm still learning too! So ill update you as i go along. Well enough of me rambling...

My hair routine has changed throughout the months and years as i found out new and better ways to do things. Currently, my routine is as follows:


EVERY 12 DAYS (WASH DAY)
Wash 1x
Deep Condition 1x
Blow Dry 1x
Straighten 1x (Every Other Wash Day)
Oil/Massage Scalp - My Caster Oil Mix 1x (Within the 12 Days)


NIGHTLY
Moisturise & Seal
Wrap Hair With a Silk/Satin Scarf


MONTHLY
Protein Treatment 1x


OTHER
Relax Hair Every 8/9 Weeks
Pre-Poo Every Other Wash Day
Co-Wash Only When Needed
Dust Hair Ends Only When Needed (Maintain)
Trim Hair Only When Needed 


Yes, you need to take out time to care for your hair. But i actually love doing it and love seeing results. The less heat you use, the better the health of your hair will be. I hear people saying they straighten their hair every day...WHAT! That is crazy. As you can see i only blow dry and straighten my hair when i wash it, which is every 12 days; and the straightness of my hair is maintained when i wrap my hair at night. And if it does get poofy throughout the week, the straighteners DO NOT touch my hair again... i leave it and deal with it. What i want to try is AIR DRYING, that would be amazing and i would save so much hair from not blow drying, which means...more thickness! I also want to stretch my relaxer (extending the time to when i get my next relaxer), so ill prob move it up to every 10 weeks. I don't manipulate my hair a lot like putting it in hair bands everyday and slicking it back with gel etc, i mostly leave it down or put it in pony tail or bun, and curl it once in a while. I've never worn weave or extensions in my life. When i leave my hair blow dried its more thicker which i love, but a bit poofy sometimes too, but its better than straightening my hair every time i wash it. I am still going through different experiences right now and have my ups and downs. Health comes before length.

Here are a few picture of me that i took within the last year, where a good amount of my hair is visible and in different styles:


Blow dried Hair. No Make-up *Covers Face* lol
Curled Hair With Straighteners.
Hair in a Bun.

I took some pictures of my hair the other day showing a length check:
(Hair just blow dried, not straightened)

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I will also do a post on my current hair products. I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below.

Genie xo




4 comments:

  1. Hi, just came across your blog.. I enjoyed reading it. Will you be doing regular hair updates?

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    1. I'm glad you did :-) Yes i will over a period of time x

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  2. Your hair is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your regimen!

    FROM A WILDFLOWER + KIMBERLYLUXE

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