My natural hair care routine for retaining length is what you would call “doing the most.” I plan to keep ever strand on my head in great condition to reach my goals, and I have tailored my regimen to suit that goal.
Of course I will need to make adjustments along the way for when my hair is in long term protective styles, but the focus will still be on doing the most. Hair care is not complicated, but type four natural hair needs certain conditions to thrive.
My Hair Care Routine
Honestly, the routine is simple:
- Moisturize daily
- Wash weekly
- Trim every 3 to 4 months
However, things get a little more complicated when I try to explain my wash day process. I do not think the routine is excessive, but to some, my hair care routine is a bit much. In the video below I explain my entire wash day process and go into detail about how I am using my current hair products to help.
Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk
Fantasia IC Coconut Oil
Nutiva Coconut Oil
Fantasia IC Jojoba Oil
Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
Aussie Moist Conditioner
Obia Naturals Babassu Conditioner
Ouidad Curl Recovery Extreme Melt Down Mask
Mielle Organics Mint Deep Conditioner
Curls Blueberry Bliss Repairative Hair Mask
Ampro Coconut Oil Gel
This is my current set of products, but you can find a list of my favorite natural hair care products here. As products run out I tend to replace them with staples as well as new products I am testing.