Hair Care Regimen

Photo Credit
Hi everyone,

I received many emails/requests about my hair care regimen so I decided to publish a list of products that I'am using/ have used or would recommend. So keep reading if you want to know more and have afro-american hair type.Whether you are natural, relaxed or texturized, these products should work for you. I have personally used every single of the recommended products below. I have 4b relaxed hair and I also dye my hair from time to time.

Honestly, my all time favorite hair care line is Kerastase from L'Oreal, Paris. However, I recently decided to have a more healthy hair journey focusing on using organic products as much as possible that's how I discovered or rediscovered Carol's Daughter, Shea Moisture and some more of the good products out there (there are so them). I hope the post can be somewhat useful to you. 

What you have to remember, whatever hair care products you decide to go with, please avoid harsh chemicals that will destroy your hair. They are the most popular and cheapest on the market and I guess that's why so many of us are struggling with fine, weak, dry to extra dry hair with breakage and split ends as bonus.

Before we start, I want to share a list of harsh chemicals that you find in hair products that you must try to avoid as much as possible in you hair care regimen (lately, I have been focusing on DIY for shampoo, conditionner, hair mask, hairdress & more): 
  1. Alcohol when listed as one of the first four ingredients
  2. Ammonium lauryl sulfate
  3. Diethanolamine (DEA) 
  4. Dimethicone 
  5. Formaldehyde
  6. Lanolin
  7. Mineral oil
  8. Parabens (methylparaben, propylparaben, for example)
  9. Petroleum
  10. Polyethelyne glycol (also called PEG/polyethelyne, or polyoxyethelyne) 
  11. Propylene glycol
  12. Sodium chloride
  13. Sodium laureth sulfate 
  14. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  15. Synthetic colors (often listed as FD&C or D&C followed by a color and a number) 
  16. Synthetic fragrance or parfum
  17. Triethanolamine (TEA)
Products I've used and recommend:

A- Treatment Shampoos

B- Hydrating/ Moisturizing Shampoos
2-  CD Monoi

C- Clarifying Shampoos 

D- Conditioners 

E- Deep Conditioners  
3- Homemade Shea Butter & Cocoa Butter Mix

F- Hair Mask

G- Leave In Conditioners

H- Heat Protector
I- Hair Treatment
7- Kerastase Fusio-dose (in salon treatment)

J- Daily Hair Product 
6- Homemade leave in (oil mixtures)
7- Homemade Hair dress (with raw shea & Cocoa Butters)

K- Some of Oils collection - Mix up to 3 of your choice as pre-poo

L- Pre-Poo
2- CD Lisa Elixir Restoring Hair Oil  (made with eucalyptus oil)
4- Homemade Oil Mixture
5-  Homemade Hair Treatment

M- Humectant 
1- Glycerin
2- Aloe Vera (use as pre-poo) 

N- DIY Collection
1- Shea Butter hair mask
2- Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter Hairdress
3- Growth Aid Oils 

O- Hair relaxer

P- Hair Supplement
1- Multivitamins Supplement
2- Acid Folic pills
3- Biotin Pills
4- Fish Oil Supplement
5- Ginseng


A woman must drink 3L of water per day. For a healthy hair a minimum of 2 L is recommended.  

1-  Do not mix more than 3 oils at a time. You may add a few drops of 1 or 2 essential oils. Make sure that your combination contain at least one carrier oil such as: olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil. For end sealing treatment, use one carrier oil and a sealing oil such as BJCO, grapeseed oil or jojoba oil.

2- Other products I've heard great things about: Avlon Kera Care Hair Care line, Avlon FiberGuard Hair Care line, Miss Jessie, Macadamia HairBumbleandBumble, MorrocaOil.  Do not mix too many products/brand at a time. I do not own all of the above at once (beside the natural oils that can't do no harm)

3- When you find a shampoo&conditionner that work for you stick to them. You can play with the natural oils and homemade treatments depending of your current hair needs.

4- If you don't have a well-balanced diet, take a Hair Supplement.

5- Avoid heat styling tools as much as possible and use a heat protector when you have to.
Now tell me, have you already tried one of these products. If so, please share your feedback below. Thank you so much for reading.
Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for the post above. All opinions are 100% mine.

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate you for great share about strengthing shampoo for color treated hair. I love your blog.
    strengthing shampoo for color treated hair


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...