Whew! Naturals I hope you’re taking notes because it’s a lot to digest. These ladies did not come to play. We mean they have shared some great tips for low and high porosity hair. Tons of amazing hair care products. You guys are always asking us what products to use. Well, they have recommended a ton of deep conditioners. shampoo, oils and the list goes on. One of the reasons why we kicked off this blog series is to show you all how to care for your hair. Many of you are so lost when it comes to developing a proper hair care routine for your hair so it can flourish. Hair was meant to grow from our head not to be stagnant. But in order for hair to grow, you must care for it. Your hair is like a plant. It needs to be watered/fed receive sunlight in order for it to grow.
The most important part of creating a regimen for your hair is knowing your hair porosity. Put the texture aside for a minute. But to cater to the needs of your hair, hair porosity is crucial. The ladies that have gone ahead in the blog series either have low or high porosity hair and many of the products they use are centered around their hair porosity. Don’t think, “oh she has type 3 hair and I have type 4 hair I can’t take advice from her.” NO, if she has the same porosity as YOU, chances are you can learn a thing or two from how she cares for her hair.
Welcome to part 7 of this blog series featuring our girl Schae
Natural since 2015
Hair type: 3B hair, fine, high density
Hair Porosity: Low porous
Learning what products worked best with my hair. It’s still something I have trouble with every now & then. While I was transitioning I avoided direct heat and trimmed my hair often. I also avoided blow dryers and of course flatirons at all costs. I personally wore wigs during the majority of my transition process so my hair was washed deep conditioned and braided down once a week. And I made sure to trim my relaxed and heat damaged ends.
What are your go-to products right now and why do you use them?
My go-to products are: Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk Hydrating Conditioner, Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisture Replenish & Strength Hair Mask, Texture ID Leave-in conditioner, Texture ID Styling Creme, Homemade Whipped Shea Butter, Curls Blue Berry Bliss Control Paste
What have you learned about your hair thus far?
As much as I dislike it I’ve learned that my shrinkage is healthy. I’ve also learned that my hair needs moisture. A lot of moisture. I used to think that the LOC method was for me, however after listening to my hair I’ve learned that the LCO is better suited for my hair.
What advice would you give to someone with the same hair type or porosity?
I’ll be honest the best advice I can give is to listen to your own hair and pay attention to its specific needs. Take a few product suggestions from friends, family and bloggers like myself. But everyone’s hair is different. My sister and I have the same “hair type” but products that she loves do absolutely nothing for me, and vice versa.
Products in my hair regimen:
TXTR by Cantu Cleansing Oil Shampoo, Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Root Rinse, Garner Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Hydrating Conditioner/Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Conditioner, Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisture Replenish & Strength Hair Mask, Texture ID Leave-in conditioner, Texture ID Styling Creme, Homemade Whipped Shea Butter, Creme of Nature Moisture Whip Twisting Creme, Curls Blue Berry Bliss Control Paste.
I shampoo my hair once a month or when I have a lot of product build-up. I co-wash and deep condition once a week. I pre-poo’d when I was transitioning but since I have been natural I no longer pre-poo. I use the LCO method when styling my hair.
Naturals, I hope you enjoyed this post and learned something new from Schae. I hope you found this informative. You can continue to follow her natural hair journey on Instagram @schaelove and subscribe to her YouTube/Schaelove. If you don’t know what your hair texture is. I recommend taking the texture quiz over at NaturallyCurly.com. If you don’t know what your hair porosity is I recommend taking the test as well. You can do it with a glass of water at home. You can find more details about the test in my hair regimen for the high porosity hair.
Tune in Friday for part 8 of our Natural Hair Care Regimen blog series.
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