Looking to create a natural hair regimen to promote growth? Congratulations on taking the first step towards better hair care! But with countless products, tools, methods, and techniques out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we recommend starting with a simple, flexible regimen that adapts to your hair’s ever-changing needs.
The best regimens address two of the most important hair needs: protein and moisture. Without these elements, any regimen may fail in the long run. That’s why you need to be willing and able to experiment with various products until you find what suits your hair.
Remember, you are the true natural hair guru. There are very few definitive gospel truths when it comes to hair care, and only you know your hair best. Even advice based on comprehensive scientific research might not work for you.
When it comes to choosing products, keep in mind the two main categories: moisture-based and protein-based. The more you do to your hair chemically, the more moisture and protein you’ll need. That’s why we’ve put together a list of product suggestions for each category, though this is not exhaustive.
For a basic healthy hair care routine, you’ll need a moisturizing shampoo and a clarifying shampoo. If you have hard water or use a lot of oils and styling gels, you’ll need a chelating shampoo to remove stubborn mineral deposits on your hair. You’ll also need a good moisturizing conditioner to follow your shampoo after every wash.
It’s recommended that you deep condition your hair once a week for up to 20 minutes, preferably with heat. Once you’ve determined your regimen, read our advanced deep conditioning article to learn how to produce amazing results.
Remember, building a good hair care regimen means experimenting with several products until you find what works best for you. So go ahead and try new things, adapt to the unique needs of your hair, and watch it thrive!