Hair Care Routine

Caring for my hair taught me a lot about hair care. It is a process and I am learning about my hair each day. I wanted to share my current routine that works for my hair and the products I used.


Trimming is a very important part of hair growth. I trim my own hair every month or every other month. After this is over, I tend to do a treatment of some sort to my hair; hot oil treatment or deep conditioning. If I miss a few months of trimming my hair because of having protective styles in my hair after I take out the protective style I immediately trim my hair.


I wash my hair every week, however, how I wash it is different. One week I will only wash and condition my hair. Currently I am using Herbal Essences “Honey, I’m Strong” Shampoo and Conditioner. Each week I focus on a different treatment to my hair such as deep conditioning, hot oil treatment, protein treatments and co washing. For hot treatments, I like to use the Virgin Coconut Oil and for protein treatments, I have been obsessed with using Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack. You can find both products in the puny ethnic hair section at Walmart.


During the night, I detangle my hair with Cantu Shea Moisture Leave-in Conditioner repair cream. I work through sections of my hair detangling and end with a twist out or braid out depending on the look I want for the next day. If I am on a budget, I will use Blue Magic Coconut Oil, this product is not one of my favorites, but it gets the job done. Another budget friendly coconut oil product I like is Softee, which can be found at Dollar Tree and it is the perfect size if you’re traveling on an airplane. The last product that I use rarely is Eco Style Gel  or Aragon Oil Style Gel,  this product with my hair type it does not give me the results I want. Recently, I added Creme of Nature Mango and Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner into my everyday routine. and switch it out with my Cantu Shea Moisture Leave-in Conditioner.

What hair care products do you use and why ? Which ones have you tried, but ended up not liking ? Do you have any treatments you do to your hair ?