How I am wearing my hair today – my new low maintenance natural hairstyle

After recognizing that I needed to spend more time nurturing my hair from the inside out, I decided that I wanted to care for my hair without heat.  I felt that this would be the best way to help my hair recover (see my previous post for details).  After a lot of trial and error, I have come up with a low maintenance natural way to care for my hair.  Basically I am defining the curls in my hair and wearing my hair in this state in between washes.  I like this method because it leaves my hair really soft, and once I do it, all I to do maintain it is tie up my hair at night with a couple of silk scarves. When I get up, I take off the scarves, pull on my hair a little bit to arrange it, and I’m good to go. My favorite hair accessory to wear with this style is a simple fabric headband.

My method is still a work in progress, but what I am doing is the following:

Part A:

In the shower:

  1. Shampoo my hair with Northwest Scents™ shampoo.
  2. Cleanse and detangle with Northwest Scents™ Keratin and Silk Curl Cleansing Cream.

Get out of the shower and apply Northwest Scents™ conditioner liberally to my hair to seal in moisture.

Divide my hair into four sections, braid each section, and let the hair dry.

Part B:

After my hair has dried then I:

  1. Unbraid a section of hair.
  2. Apply Northwest Scents™ hair oil liberally to that section of hair.
  3. Separate that section of hair into smaller sections.
  4. On each smaller section I apply additional Northwest Scents™ hair oil, then I apply Northwest Scents™ hair gel. I rake the gel through the hair until it straightens out partially.  I then twist the section.

I repeat the above four steps until I have finished all of my hair. Then I let the hair air dry and I take the twists down. I then carefully separate the twists, and I am done.

I have been experimenting with this method for a few months and I like the fact that it keeps my hair soft and it is easy to maintain between washes.

In the photo above, I dampened my fingertips with a teeny bit of water and applied that water to the sections of hair in between applying the oil and the gel (Part B after applying the oil in step 4).  What that did was use less gel and create a fluffier hairstyle.  When I didn’t apply the teeny bit of water to the sections of hair I got more definition.

The products that I have used are available in a sample kit (it is called the curl defining sample kit) for anyone who wants to try them.

Northwest Scents™ Natural Black Hair Care Products

repairkit608Some people mistakenly believe that the products you use on your hair don’t make a difference. I have found the opposite to be true, especially when it comes to black hair. I have done research in the area of cosmetic science for the past several years, and in doing so I have developed a line of products which I use to take care of my hair. This line consists of a shampoo, hair oil, and hair conditioners. I designed these products to gently cleanse and condition my hair (dry, kinky, type 4c hair) and make it more manageable. These products are made using natural vegetable oils and essential oils, and are free from petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin wax, harsh detergents like sodium lauryl sulfate, and artificial colors. Click here to see the products.