My Natural Hair Regimen: Part I & II

The HIGHLY requested series is finally here! My natural hair care regimen broken ALL the way down, step by step.  So for those who’ve asked about the specifics of how I care for my natural hair (especially those newly naturals), WELCOME to my wash day! It took so long to do this because I really wanted to plan out the best way to bring you all along. Lighting, angles and such got in the way. For example I shot the Cleanse & Condition footage twice before I got to this final product. Needless to say it’s been a long time coming, so I hope it’s helpful!

PART 1 (10 minutes): This video highlights how I prep my hair for wash day. I always get questions about single strand knots and tangles after wearing a wash ‘n go for 4-5-6 days. Pre-pooing (a routine before you shampoo) is a great way to prep your hair on wash days. I use extra virgin coconut oil to give my scalp a hot oil treatment and DETANGLE with my Q-Redew (http://tinyurl.com/cpuxwmu). Sometimes I place a Target bag over the twists I create (see video) and let it sit for awhile. Afterwards I wash my hair as normal with minimal finger detangling required. I have also noticed that I have considerably less shedded hair when I use this routine. SEPARATELY I will detangle my hair with the Q-Redew for a blow out look. This is a great alternative to using a blow dryer with high heat. Steam is just a another form of water, so steaming your hair into a blow out is a great low/no heat way to get that “big hair” look. Know that the steam will shorten your length a bit but you can stretch it out or combat that by keeping your sections in loose twists. Seal with a bit of oil at the end of the your “blow out” to keep all that steamy goodness locked in.

Products used in this video:

Q-Redew: http://tinyurl.com/cpuxwmu

Coconut Oil: http://tinyurl.com/d7omc72

PART 2 (20 minutes): This video highlights how I cleanse and condition my hair on wash day. Prepping my hair for wash day PART 1 is crucial to avoiding a long detangling session. Sectioning the hair is also super important to avoid chaos in the shower. You may have more or less sections than me, but if you’ve got some length you’ll want to keep the clips from PART 1 in your hair for washing. Using your finger pads is also important because it prevents you from irritating your scalp. Finger-detangling is probably the most important because it’s so easy to rip out knots and tangles when you can’t feel them. Using your hands to detangle gives you the opportunity to save your ends from breakage, which is the MAIN reason hair doesn’t retain any length. 

Products used in this video:

CLEANSE: As I am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner: http://tinyurl.com/pygoj9u

CONDITION-DETANGLE: Tresemme Natural Nourishing Moisture Conditioner: http://tinyurl.com/cg44pce

Another great conditioner to try with great slip:

V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Moisturizing Conditioner: http://tinyurl.com/nj9hqux

Music in these videos:

Giana Major:


The Stuyvesants: http://thestuyvesants.com/

Alina Baraz & Galimatias -Pretty Thoughts

Stay tuned for the next step: Deep Conditioning 

This is NOT a sponsored series.

Peace & Blessings,


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