Easy Natural Hair Regimen for beginners ( + template)

Hola Queens,

I have created an easy to follow regimen for beginners which should guide you on how you could create yours. Feel free to adjust it to what works for you, according to your budget and time. Make sure you use products according to your Porosity. I decided not to include any products as it could fit anyones budget and this is just supposed to help you create a schedule. Below you will find a template I created and also a breakdown of the template, feel free to use it completely or just use to create your own regimen.

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
Pre pooHot OilAloe vera + FenugreekCondioner + honeyHot Oil + honey
CleanseClarifying Shampoo
(optional) Clay Cleanse / AVC Rinse
(once every 4/6 weeks)
Sulfate/ Paraben free
Moisturising Shampoo
/ Co-wash
Sulfate/ Paraben free
Moisturising Shampoo / Co-wash
Sulfate/ Paraben free
Moisturising Shampoo / Co-wash
ConditionerCondition as usual
& detangle
Condition as usual
& detangle
Condition as usual
& detangle
Condition as usual
& detangle
Treatment Deep hydration Protein Deep moisturisingDeep hydration
MoisturiseUse a leave in conditioner
Apply a cream/ butter
Then seal it with oil
Use a leave in conditioner
Then seal it with oil
Apply a cream/ butter
Use a leave in conditioner
Apply a cream/ butter
Then seal it with oil
Use a spray/ leave in conditioner
Apply a cream/ butter
Then seal it with oil
StyleProtective style is the easiestBraids / twists / flat twistStyle as usualStyle as usual
Template

Phase 1: Washing and rebalance moisture

When washing your hair ensure you use warm water as cold water closes the cuticle and hot water can be harder to work with & the last rinse however should be done with cold water as it seals the hair cuticle which makes the hair stronger and full of life.

Step 1 : Pre-poo (Optional)

Every routine should start with Pre-poo. Choose your preferred method of pre-poo whether is moisturising, nourish or protein. When choosing a Pre-poo make sure it helps your problem area, for example my favourite Pre-poo is with Aloe vera leaf which is a moisturising Pre-poo as I have High-porosity and my hair gets brittle and dry.

Use this chance this detangle your hair, but do not detangle your hair if you are doing a hot oil treatment or your hair is extremely dry or needs intense case

Pre-poo is optional but I recommend it even from the beginning because it was a big game changer when I started doing it. Chick here for a post on my blog on Pre-poo if you want to know more about it. & if you want an idea of a pre-poo you can check it out here.

Step 2 : Cleanse – Shampoo

Everyone needs a shampoo whether you like a clarifying shampoo or a moisturising shampoo, make sure to include one in your regimen. Use a Sulfate free shampoo as Sulfate strips the moisture and natural oils from the scalp which makes hair look dull and frizzy and can irritate the scalp making it itchy. Check a few of my favourite shampoos here

You should cleanse your hair deeply, once a month or every 6 weeks to ensure the scalp is thoroughly clean. As you can see I have added that to the first week. You can do that with a Apple Cider Vinegar cleanse or a Clay rinse or simply by using a clarifying shampoo. Click here if you want more information

How often you wash your hair depends on the your porosity level but for me I wash my hair once a week. If you need to wash your hair more than once a week then maybe you should consider Co-Washing the hair. Co-washing is when you wash your hair with a conditioner which is less harsh than a shampoo. Lastly, I recommend clarifying your scalp once a month.

Phase 2: Replenishing the Moisture

Step 3 : Conditioner

After you have stripped away the moisture and oils you will need to replenish your hair, make sure to a moisturising conditioner. Do not be shy when it comes to the conditioner and use as much as your hair needs.

Use this to also detangle your hair if you haven’t done so, take your time to detangle and try and finger detangle to reduce breakage.

Step 4 : Deep Conditioner

Every week you should deep condition your hair, however, its important to ensure your hair is getting all the nutrients it needs. Your hair needs both protein and moisture, you need to create a schedule that ensures these are balanced on your hair.

In general you should use protein every 4-6 weeks, however if your hair needs more protein use it more often than that. Remember to follow a schedule, its easy to want to try different deep conditioning recepis, but remember to stick to a regimen for minimum 3 months to see wonderful results.

Phase 3 : Hydrate & Style

Step 5 : Moisturise

You need to ensure your hair is protected and moisturised for the next few days, the best thing is for your to deeply moisturise your hair on wash day and during the week all you’d have to do is maintain the moisture. You should do this with damp (not wet) hair. There are 2 methods you can follow:

  • LOC ( Liquid, Oil, Cream)
  • LCO ( Liquid, Cream, Oil )
  • You have to find out what works better for your hair.

LCO method , You will use a Liquid/spray is used to hydrate the hair, then you can follow it up with a cream which will moisturise the hair and then an Oil to seal the moisture in and your hair can be moisturised for longer.

LOC method, you use a liquid often water based, and then follow it with an oil to prevent too much moisture and product to just sit on the hair and then you can follow it up with a cream to ensure you are moisturising your strands.

Remember to out Black Castor Oil on your scalp and massage it.

Step 6: Style

You need to put your hair in a protective style such as braids, twists or flat twists and ensure it isn’t pulling on your hair or its a hairstyle which is uncomfortable to sleep in at night. For certain hairstyles you might want to use a gel or edge control.


Hope you like this post Queens. Let’s talk in the comments:

Do you have a detailed hair regimen? If so, then what is a step you cannot skip if you do not have much time? A step I cannot skip is Pre-poo, honestly I would choose pre-poo over deep condition, or I would just deep condition with heat if I don’t have much time. Also I will be posting detailed posts about each topic, but I have already done so for a few of the topics so have a look at those.

That’s it Queens, remember we are oiling our scalp, moisturise our skin and prioritising happiness all 2021 !

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