I can't believe it'll be one year (in August) since I cut my hair back off...man times flies! Since then I have been making sure to keep my hair up and styled. When I first went natural and big chopped I had no clue what to do and believe or not I just wore my hair as is. No curl or nothing and it was probably dry as a bone lol! Ladies, let remember just because we have a short cut doesn't mean we just stop caring for it. Our hair still gets dirty.
Today, I am showing you the products I'm currently using for my hair, where they can be purchased and a brief routine. I like to keep it simple and stick to what works for my hair, which has been trial and error for the past six years. But with time, this natural hair thing has come together... kinda lol!
I usually wash my hair either on a Saturday or Sunday, twice a month, depending on how I feeling at the moment. Yall, well, my natural girls know the wash day struggle so I MUST be in the mood for wash day. As pictured above, I'm currently using Maui Moisture Agave Shampoo that I picked up in Walgreens and l LOVE THIS!!! I figured it was time to try something new after using everything Shea Moisture. I love SM, but my hair needed some new new. For starters, it smells SO good. Secondly, it does not leave my hair dry after washing. My hair feels very good after one or two washes and of course I don't have to use too much.
Then, I condition with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle. This is a must have! You can definitely feel the tingle and it smells sooo good. It's like your scalp is getting a breath of fresh hair. Most of the time I will use the scalp massager with my conditioner in. I definitely lack on scalp massages, but during co-wash and wash days I make sure to handle that.
In between wash days, I co-wash using Eden Bodywork's Coconut Shea Co-Wash and man it is definitely my staple product. Co-Washes are good for product buildup and you just need your hair to be refreshed before the actual wash day. I actually prefer to co-wash over wash days since I don't have that much hair. Still, wash days are important so don't eliminate that from your routine.
After washing or co-washing, I dry my hair with a t-shirt. Yes, a t-shirt! It is better than a towel which can dry and frizz your hair. I, then, spray the leave-in conditioner generously on my hair and massage it in. This leave-in conditioner smells VERY good as well. That's what really made me buy it lol. Not only does it conditions the hair, the argan oil gives a nice shine. If I'm going to bed, I'll spray the conditioner on and add a little Taliah Waajid African Healing Oyl (Target), on my scalp. Before work every morning, I'll spray my hair with water, pick it out, and apply the smoothie and sponge it down to my desired look. Then lay my edges with Eco Style Gel Olive Oil.
That's it! Easy, quick, and to the point. One reason I'm so happy I went back short. LOW MAINTENANCE!!
So, yall know I have to ask... What are your staple products that you're using in your routine?