Hair Tales: Products and Routine

The question above made me smile and laugh. I could also hear my grandmother saying, “There are two types of people those with no hair and trying to do too much, and those with too much who don’t do anything with it”. I have always been in the latter camp. When I get asked about my hair, my answer is “I wash, condition, and move on with my day, and the products are nothing special”. My spouse will often chime in and say, she uses Juice and Berries (this is a famous film reference) and for those who get it, a great laugh ensues. Though my spouse is correct, the players in my hair routine are Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo, extra olive oil, Glory conditioner, and Revive Hair Moisturizer (both by LUSH).  

The routine: I wash my hair once a week in the colder months (two to four times aweek in the warmer months), followed by a deep overnight conditioner rinsed with ice cold water, followed by a few drops of olive oil and Revive, followed by putting my hair into four to six buns so it doesn’t get tangled. In the morning I undo the buns and go on about my day. I spend no more than 10 minutes a day on my hair, excluding wash day.

No, I don’t know “How it gets so curly?” In the 25 plus years I have been natural, my best guesses are it’s had enough time to find its natural curl pattern, genetics, and I don’t add heat. Albeit I have been known to have it straightened and my ends trimmed annually on Halloween to freak people out. What’s your hair routine? How much time and money do you spend on your hair? 

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3 Responses to Hair Tales: Products and Routine

  1. This is a beautiful picture. I remember when Momma use to put my hair in big pony tails like that. Oh the memories. I think I manipulate my hair too much. I only wash my hair once a week, period. But I think its the two strand twice and taking it down and put it back up that I do too much with. I’m forever trying to new products as well, just like now I’m using Donna, from Tabitha Brown. The products do smell good but other than that I don’t know if I can see a difference anything. But after my scare with Alopecia last year, I believe I’m too afraid to do anything with it. I know Jesus hasn’t given us a spirit of fear but I hated being bald headed last year. I just a picture of me from last year and I looked like an ugly little boy. I think I eluded that feeling too. So, I’m just grateful for some hair on today. Lol! But thanks so much for sharing your items and routine. I’m encouraged! I’ve only been natural since 2008. But I have no desire to go back to a perm. However, I wish I could get some knotless braids. Good morning!

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    • msw blog says:

      Thank you. My grandmother would always wrestle me between her thighs and give me two cornrows as a child…lol. Whenever I visit her now she still shakes her head and gives me two cornrows. There are many individuals who product hop. The products mentioned above have been my go-to for five years or more. My product advice: do your homework. You should be able to find the sourceof every ingredient in a product. This is why I love LUSH, they are organic plus the products smell amazing, and little bit goes a LONG way. Though everything is not foreverybody, find what works for you, and embrace it. 

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      • I use to shop at LUSH when I first heard of them, I don’t know 15 years ago. I’ve not visited them in years tho. I need to use up everything I have not b/4 I buy anything else. But I save the three you use. Your hair texture looks like mine.


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