If you are just starting our on your natural hair journey, you may be unsure of how to build your hair care regimen. Building your hair care regimen does not have to be a challenging task. Healthy hair begins with a plan; it doesn’t just happen. You should develop, and have your own personalized healthy hair regimen in place for your wash day. Your hair regimen is defined a process where you perform basic steps on a regular basis to keep your hair healthy and thriving. Your regimen doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming you can keep it simple. Your healthy hair regimen should include the following components:
Cleansing your hair is an area that will vary from one naturalista to the next. Many naturalistas wash every week while others wash every other week. This area is unique to everyone. Look for a good-quality, moisturizing shampoo to use at least once per week or bi-weekly depending on your wash preference. Focus on cleansing the scalp first and then rub in circular motions with the pads of your fingers letting the motion of the water work the suds down the length of your hair. There is no right or wrong way to cleanse your hair. There are many factors that go into cleansing including your lifestyle.
We have two amazing shampoos for you to try. Our Babassu Conditioning shampoo is great for dry and curly hair types and is a gentle cleanser that contains rich moisturizing agents to soften and strengthen hair. Our Exfoliating Shampoo with Mongongo Oil is the perfect solution for removing excessive buildup from products or dirt/excess oils. This shampoo not only cleanses but removes build-up without depleting hair of its natural moisture.
After washing your hair with the shampoo, you can follow up with a moisturizing conditioner. When conditioning your hair make sure to focus the product on the hair and not the scalp. You can use a wide-tooth comb to work the conditioner through and detangle your hair.
If you don’t like to shampoo as much, you can co-washinstead which is ideal for women who work out on a frequent basis.
The question is, how often should you deep condition your hair ? The answer varies and depends on you and your preferences. Most condition weekly or bi-weekly. If you take care of your hair and condition it regularly plus use a leave-in conditioner after shampooing you will see great results. If you are a naturalista that applies a lot of heat to your hair, you should deep condition at least once per week.
We have some amazing deep conditioners for your regimen. Our Babassu
Oil Mint Deep Conditioner infuses hair with protein and moisture to restore dry and damaged hair. Babassu Oil is derived from an Amazonian palm fruit that is high in sterols and tocopherols to improve hair and scalp health. Our product is enriched with fatty acids and natural oils that help reduce frizz and fly-aways. This deep penetrating conditioner is made with complex amino acids from wheat, soy and other natural ingredients that help restore moisture to damaged and dry hair. Safe to use on color treated hair. Made with certified organic ingredients. Our Protein -Free Hydrating Conditioner
not only moisturizes but protects from heat damage by restoring health and shine. This protein-free conditioner is great for softening and silkening your hair from root to tip. The perfect conditioner for those who are protein sensitive.
You should moisturize your hair daily. Even if it is just a spritz of water to wake up your curls. You need to make sure that your hair maintains moisture so that you also prevent breakage. Our Avocado
Hair Milk is an excellent daily moisturizer to help you keep your curls nice and moisturized.
The styling options are limitless when it comes to MIELLE. We offer a variety of styling products to fit your needs. Whether you are looking for gels or curl creams, mousse, or oil, we’ve got you covered. Are you flat ironing your curls? We also have a thermal and heat protectant spray that's perfect for you!
Stay on Track
Once you get your regimen stick to it. It may be hard in the beginning, but in the end, it will be worth it. Once you figure out what works for your hair and what doesn't things will be easier for you. Don't give up. You can do it!
Re-evaluate your Regimen
As time passes and you begin to learn more about your hair, your hair's needs may change. It is good to take a step back and look at your regimen after time has passed. You may find out that you need to change a few things or you may not. Make sure after a few months of staying consistent with your regimen, that you evaluate it to determine if it is working for you or not. The best way to keep track of your journey and your regimen is to write things down in a journal. Creating your hair care regimen takes time and a ton of patience. You may not see the benefit in the beginning, but sticking to a consistent regimen will be worth it in the end.