Healthy hair begins with a plan – it doesn’t just happen – and if you are just starting out on your natural hair journey, then you will need to develop your own personalized hair care regimen. You may be unsure of how to start, but Mielle Organics is here to help! Building your hair care regimen does not have to be a challenging task, especially if you use these hair care tips.
What Should My Regiment Include? We define a hair care regimen as the 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 – but 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 women with natural hair wash every week, while others wash every other week. This area is unique to everyone.
Look for a high-quality moisturizing shampoo to use at least once or twice a week, 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.
If you don’t like to shampoo as much, you can co-wash instead, which is ideal for women who work out on a frequent basis. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to cleanse your hair, so you can use these hair care tips or find out for yourself what works best for your hair!
If you’re looking for the perfect organic hair care product for your cleansing routine, Mielle has two amazing healthy shampoos for you to try! Our Babassu Oil Conditioning Shampoo is great for dry and curly hair types, and it’s a gentle cleanser that contains rich moisturizing agents to soften and strengthen hair.
If your top priority is removing excessive buildup from hair products, dirt, or oil, then our Exfoliating Shampoo with Mongongo Oil is the perfect solution. This natural hair shampoo not only cleanses your hair, but also removes buildup without depleting your hair of its natural moisture.
After washing your hair with shampoo, you can follow up with a moisturizing organic hair 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.
One common question for women developing their own hair care regimen is, how often should you deep condition your hair? The answer depends on you and your preferences. Most people condition weekly or bi-weekly.
If you take care of your hair and condition it regularly, plus use a leave-in conditioner after shampooing, then you will see great results. If you are a naturalista that applies a lot of heat to your hair, then you should deep condition your hair at least once per week.
Mielle has some amazing deep conditioners that you can add to 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, which can improve hair and scalp health. Our product is enriched with these natural oils and fatty acids to help reduce frizz and flyaways. 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, and it is safe to use on color-treated hair.
For the heat-loving naturalista, try our Protein-Free Hydrating Conditioner. Not only does it moisturize your hair, but it also protects it from heat damage by restoring health and shine. This protein-free conditioner is great for softening and silkening your hair from root to tip, and it’s 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. Mielle’s Avocado Hair Milk is an excellent daily moisturizer to help you keep your curls nice and moisturized. Styling The styling options are limitless when it comes to Mielle — we offer a variety of natural hair products to fit your needs! Whether you are looking for gels, 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 perfect 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 a good idea 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. After a few months of staying consistent with your regimen, evaluate the results 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! What steps and products are a part of your personal hair care routine? Let us know in the comments!