Natural Hair: Night Care Routine
Being relatively new to the natural world, I’m still discovering new techniques and products to use on my hair quite frequently. But, I’ve come up with a routine that works pretty well for me @ night.
It’s a three step process and really helps to keep my hair moisturized. It’s also really quick. I’m a fan of wash & go’s, so I don’t have to twist/braid my hair at night, so this literally takes about 2 to 5 minutes.
1. Condition my scalp. I suffer from psoriasis…which really sucks, but it’s important that I keep my scalp conditioned and moisturized to keep me from scratching and damaging my scalp any further.
The way I condition my scalp is by using tree oil to massage my scalp. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this stuff. It provides such a nice relief and has really helped to counteract the itchiness I sometimes suffer from.
Try Good N Natural’s Tea Tree Oil:
2. Moisturize my hair. Once my scalp is conditioned, I want to make sure that my hair is nice and moisturized. To do this I use a water based conditioner. The key to keeping your hair moisturized is water. I actually use a conditioner that isn’t labeled as a “leave-in” conditioner, but since it’s water based, it’s worked wonders in keeping my hair nice and supple.
I use Paul Mitchell’s The Detangler:
This stuff is amazing and note only moisturizes my hair, but allows me to do a bit of detangling as I finger comb/rake it through my hair.
3. Seal in moisture. This is the last step. To seal is my moisture I use another oil. For me at the moment I use olive oil, but I’m very intrigued to use coconut oil because I’ve heard that a great oil for your hair. Oils will help seal your hair and lock in the water that’s in the conditioner that you applied before hand.
The last thing I do is throw on a satin cap and read to bed. It’s a simple as that. When I wake up in the morning, my hair is soft and silky without feeling greasy.