Sometimes you might think to yourself that the hardest part about being natural is figuring out what to do with your hair everyday and building your own personal hair regimen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve changed my hair regimen over the past 4 years but a few things have remained constant. I wanted to give you all a glimpse of what a typical week of hair care looks like for me and hopefully offer some recommendations on what a potential hair care week can look like for you!
Sunday: Deem Sunday your natural hair care day. I would recommend doing the most time consuming hair rituals on a day like Sunday when you don’t have tons of other commitments and you can really give your hair the therapy and attention that it needs. Consider doing a pre-shampoo treatment, cleansing hair with shampoo and of course a deep conditioning treatment with at least thirty minutes of heat.
Monday: If you didn’t style your hair on Sunday, Monday can be your styling day where you do a twist set and leave it in over night to be taken out the following morning.
Tuesday: Give your hair a treat by using your favorite moisturizer and using coconut oil to seal the moisture in the hair follicles. Your hair should look amazing and fresh today from your deep condition on Sunday and your twist out on Monday. Before you go to bed re-twist/re-braid hair as needed.
Wednesday: This can be a day of hair rest. It’s mid-week and your hair should be on point from your twist out and moisturizer and oil applied the day prior.
Thursday: Depending on how well your twist out results were you can rock your twist out today without co-washing. If twist out is still in good shape moisturize hair as needed and of course seal in the moisture and re-twist/re-braid hair as needed that night. If hair is in need of some TLC co-wash hair that morning with your favorite moisturizing conditioner and rock a wet and go! Before you go to bed try doing 8-10 large twists in your hair for added body and curl definition the next morning.
Friday: TGIF! Give your hair a styling break by taking down your twists from the previous night and rocking your hair big! To get added volume and “stretch” use your hand held blow dryer with nozzle attached and apply heat to your roots while stretching hair firmly with your hand.
Saturday: Moisturize hair as needed and seal in the moisture with some argon oil. If necessary, re-twist/re-braid hair.
Hope this semi-calendar can set the tone to help you maintain FABULOUS hair throughout the week!
What do you think? Is this calendar manageable? Chime in below!
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I think this is somewhat do-able for my lifestyle. I am a full-time mother and student, so the co-wash in the morning is definitely not an option for me. I try to keep a low maintenance routine myself by washing once every 7-14 days and doing a twist or braid-out that lasts for about a week. To refreshen my braid out I just re-twist the night before as needed.
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Naturally chic, do you comb the hair out before you re-twist?
Naturally chic, do you comb out the hair and moisturize before you re-twist? What exactly is your regiment?
Hey There Asili,
Thank you so much, printing and adding to my calendar right now, was looking for something like this for 3 months, yayyyyy!!!