Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HOW TO: Build a Hair Regimen

The first and most important step to building a structured hair regimen is knowing what your own hair needs and can tolerate. Everyone's hair is beautifully different! What works for me may not work for you and vice versa. Therefore it is important that you build your hair regimen around your hair needs and the time you have available to dedicate to your hair.

However, there are some BASICS that apply to ALL hair regimens, the difference is in the strength of the product and how much your own hair needs.


1. A Moisturizing Shampoo
Usage: 1-2x Weekly

2. A Clarifying Shampoo
Usage: 1-2x Monthly

3. A Moisturizing Conditioner
Usage: 1-2x Weekly

4. A Moisturizing Deep Conditioner (Treatment)
Usage: After every wash, depending on what your hair needs.

5. A Protein Conditioner (Treatment)
Usage: After every wash, depending on what your hair needs.

6. A Leave-In Conditioner
Usage: After every wash, and/or daily for moisture.

7. Moisturizer(s): Moisturizing or Protein
Usage 1-2x Daily

8. Natural Oils
Usage: 1-2x Daily

9. A Wide Teeth Comb

10. Satin/Silk Scarf or Bonnet or Pillow Case

Based on the list below and the recommended usage, you can now form a schedule for your shampoo washes, co-washes, treatments,  and relaxes (if you have relaxed hair).

Always examine your hair after introducing it to products and methods. This way you know what is working and what is not (shedding, breakage, dryness). Remember, only through trial and error you'll know what REALLY works for your hair!

I hope this post was beneficial for you and made it easy for you to start your hair journey! 

If you have any questions please comment below!! #hhj! :)


  1. Definitely want to start my hair journey. My hair was growing so nicely before I went off to college but because of me doing my hair myself from August straight to May 9th, when I came home I had to get a perm and a nice cut or like the stylist would say "trim". Now my hair is short and I hate it. I want to start it so by time as I leave again in August, it would be a nice length. Can you give me some tips on what I should and should not do.

    1. Hi Dear, my first advice would be, if you say you're going to do it DO IT! Consistency is key.

      The best tips I can give to jump start your regimen and growth are:
      1. Wash your hair at least once a week, with a treatment.
      2. Avoid heat i.e. hot curlers, flat irons, etc. Try low manipulative hair styles.
      3. Protect your ends. When you're sleeping tie your hair in a silk cloth and when you're out put your hair in a loose one or bun.

      For more tips, check my YouTube channel: 242BlqRze. I hope this helps! :)


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