Looking for tips on how to build an affordable natural hair care regimen while still encouraging new hair growth and the health of your natural hair strands? Are you the type of natural who believes in getting a bang for your buck? Well, this is the blog post for you because I am going to walk you through the process of building an affordable natural hair regimen that will be good for those looking to be budget-conscious.
Building An Affordable Natural Hair Care Regimen
The following steps are necessary to make sure that our natural hair strands are receiving the much-needed attention that they need to thrive. You will need 1 product from each step listed below.
Step 1: Prepooing
Step 2: Shampooing
Step 3: Deep Conditioning
Step 4: Applying An All In One Leave-In and Styler
Let's dive into each step and explain why they are essential to look into when building an affordable natural hair care regimen.
Prepooing is an amazing process that includes using a natural hair product to help you to detangle your natural hair with more ease. When selecting a product for prepooing, you can select an oil, conditioner, or even a product that is labeled as a pre-shampoo. The overall benefit is that it helps to reduce the chances of breakage by providing the much-needed slip that we naturals need to help our tangles melt.
Product Recommendations: Sweet Almond Oil (o), Olive Oil (o), Castor Oil (o), Grapeseed Oil (o), Mielle Organics Pre-Shampoo Treatment with Mongongo Oil (p), African Pride Pre-Shampoo (p), Mielle Organics Hawaiian and Ginger Overnight Moisturizing Hair Mask (co)
Shampooing your natural hair is a MUST! Shampoos come in different types from hydrating to clarifying to chelating shampoos. The overall goal in the shampooing process is to remove all of the buildup from your scalp and hair that attached to your hair from the environment, oil, dirt, and excess products that you used from the last wash day. When selecting a product for shampooing, you must select a shampoo based on your hair needs. If your hair isn't retaining moisture, you may need to reach for a clarifying shampoo. If you want to cleanse your scalp and hair but you do not want to strip too much moisture, a hydrating shampoo may be a better fit for you.
Product Recommendations: Mielle Organics Pomegranate and Honey Moisturizing Shampoo (ms), Mielle Organics Hawaiian and Ginger Moisturizing and Anti-Breakage Shampoo (ms), Miche Beauty Cleansed Sulfate-Free Shampoo (ms), Melanin Hair Care African Black Soap Shampoo (cl), Bask and Bloom Rhassoul & Bentonite Clay Shampoo Bar (cl)
Deep conditioning is great at giving your strands some tender love and care. There are different types of deep conditions out there based on different hair needs. Some deep conditioners provide mostly moisture, some provide a balance of moisture and protein, and some just provide mostly protein. When selecting a product for deep conditioning, be sure to consider what your hair needs on that particular wash day. If your hair seems dry, a deep conditioner with mostly moisture may be better for you than a deep conditioner with mostly protein. You really have to get to know your hair and listen to what it needs every wash day.
Product Recommendations: Mielle Organics Mongongo Oil Protein-Free Hydating Conditioner (mc), Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Protein-Strong Treatment (pc), Nature's Little Secret Milk Strengthening Deep Conditioner (mpc), Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Strengthening Hair Masque (mpc), Bask and Bloom Brahmi Root Hair Masque (mc)
Applying An All-In-One Leave-In + Styler Duos
All-in-one leave-in and styler duos are a cost-effective way to give your hair the moisture it needs while also helping to seal in moisture. When selecting an all-in-one product, make sure to read the packaging and overall purpose that the product claims to provide as a benefit to your hair. A good all-in-one leave-in and styler duo will provide a great balance of moisture and hold which will yield longer laster styles and less frizz.
Product Recommendations: Uniqurl Aloe and Coconut 4 in 1 Styler, Nature's Little Secret Irish Moss Styling Cream, Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner, Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Multivitamin Daily Styling Crème
Now that you know how to build your very own affordable natural hair care regimen with some product recommendations to match, do you feel confident going into your next wash day? Let me know in the comment section below and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel here for more natural hair tips, tutorials, first-impressions, and reviews.
** (o) - oil, (p) - pre-shampoo, (co) - conditioner, (cl) - clarifying shampoo, (ms) - moisturizing shampoo, (mc) - moisturizing deep conditioner, (pc) - protein deep conditioner, (mpc) - moisture-protein conditioner