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.

A Healthy Body Is Important Too!

One interesting observation that I have made during my hair journey is that many people are not as concerned about the foods they eat as they are about the products they use on their hair.  While I think that the products you use on your hair are important, I believe that taking care of your body from the inside out is even more important. What good is long hair if the rest of you is suffering from poor health? In the near future, will be writing posts on healthy foods that also contribute to healthy hair.