Natural Hair Care Routine

This blog post is a guide explaining how to use our hair care products and our regimens. Originally when I started this company I wanted to focus on skincare and home good products. As my daughter began to grow extremely long, curly hair I knew that I needed to expand our product line. Every time we would do an event customers would always ask me what would I use on her hair.

As the daughter of a licensed hair stylist (with over 30 plus years of experience), I knew the basics of how to maintain a healthy mane and how to make it grow. I wanted this to be reflected in our hair care products as well. I am a firm believer of the K.I.S. method (Keep It Simple) when it comes to hair care. You do not need fifteen different products for your hair no matter which style you decide to wear.

However what you put in your hair is only one part of the equation. There are three parts to having healthy hair and growth. 

Part One: Your Diet

You are what you eat as the old saying goes. The more fruits and vegetables you eat the more stronger and healthier your hair will be. Fruits and veggies are loaded with skin and hair loving vitamins. So add a lovely green salad or smoothie to your next meal. You can also add in a hair, skin and nails vitamin that can help with any vitamin deficiencies you may have. If you have a medical conditions please consult with your medical provider before starting any new food plans.

Part Two: Water

Yes you have to drink your water. There is no way of getting around this part. You have to flush your body of toxins and replenish it. Think of your hair as a flower. If you do not water it enough it will decline and not grow. The same principle applies here. I personally notice that when I do not drink it like how I should my skin changes and so does my hair. If you are not a big fan of drinking water, I suggest adding fresh fruit  to your water to change the taste. A few slices cucumber and fresh mint is one of my favorites. It is super easy to make and inexpensive. Another thing that I use is an app that is available through the apple store called "Plant Nanny". It monitors your water intake by checking on you every four hours to make sure that you have had your water for the day. 

Part Three: Hair Products 

My grandmother used to say that a woman's hair is their crown. I believe this is so true and applies to men too. That is why we all do our best to use what works best for our hair. I have been wearing my natural or chemical free since 2008 and love it. Since that time I have cut my hair numerous times but it has always grown back due our products that I use and my diet. Our hair care products are simple and are designed to assist with daily maintenance of curly and natural hair. All of our products are vegan, sulfate and paraben free.  We use natural ingredients to formulate with such as Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Kokum Butter, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Marshmallow Root, Orange Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil and Vitamin E just to name a few. These ingredients have been specifically chosen to create basic hair loving regimens. 

Regimen One: The Wash and Go 

STEP ONE: Normally during the week (even in the winter months) I wash my hair on a daily basis. I start by using our Plain Jane Shampoo Bar. This shampoo bar brings a smile to my face every time I use it. It is scented with a orange rosemary blend (that I have dubbed forever as oro). Shampoo bars are extremely easy to use and are super eco friendly. Our shampoo bars are vegan and contain a unique blend of exotic butters/oils. They also use minimal packaging and can be used multiple times.  I wet my entire head with water and then rub the shampoo bar gently all over my hair. Once my hair is coated I shampoo it. The smell from the oro blend gives a nice aromatherapy feel while the bubbles glide across the hair gently cleansing (while not stripping the hair or making it feel super squeaky clean).  When my shampoo bar is not in use I let it sit on a wood soap dish to let the soap dry out completely.

STEP TWO: While the hair is still wet I apply our Leave In Conditioner making sure that it is covered in the product but not over saturated. I use this product to detangle my hair with. Once my hair is detangled I leave the product in and let it air dry.

STEP THREE: Before my hair dries completely I apply just a drop of our 9 Blend Hair and Body Oil to protect my curls from becoming frizzy and unruly.

Below is a picture of my hair after a fresh wash and go:

Natural Wash and Go Hair

Regimen Two: Straightening My Natural Hair 

STEP ONE: Is the exact same as above. I use my shampoo bar to cleanse my hair.

STEP TWO: I apply our Deep Conditioner and detangle my hair. Next I cover my hair with a plastic cap and let the conditioner sit for about 15-20 minutes, rinse and towel dry my hair. 

STEP THREE: Then I take a drop of of 9 Blend Hair and Body Oil and rub it over my hair. Next I divide my hair into four sections and blow dry it.

STEP FOUR: I then use my flat iron to straighten my hair and wrap it. My hair will stay like this for 2 weeks if it is not introduced to humidity. I only straighten our hair a few times a year to help keep heat damage at a minimum. 

Below is a picture of my hair after straightening:

Natural Straightened Hair

This is what I do for my hair and my daughter's hair. It has worked for us for years without fail. I am also a believer of showing proof. I know this may be a bit extreme but it is the truth. In March of 2015, I cut my hair all off and colored it. This was done for two reasons. The first was because I honestly wanted a new look. The second reason was to show that your hair can grow and be healthy with the proper products. Below you can see and view my journey from having  red colored short hair back to long length hair. I will continue to update this post along the way with pictures of my progress. If I can do this you can too! All of the products used for this blog post can be found below. Give us a try and start you healthy hair journey today!

Natural Hair Journey

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