My hair routine is finally getting to where I want it to be: predictable. I know that sometimes in the world of natural hair and natural hair blogging, predictable can be seen as boring, but I am so happy to be here. The one place where I can be creative are my hairstyles and as my hair is growing longer and my flat twisting skills improving – I am getting much, much better with hairstyles. Let’s see what my hair has been getting up to in February.
Goals for February
- Do more weekly protective styles Yes! Yes! Yes! I didn’t wear my hair out at all during the week 🙂
- Cut down wash days to once every 2 weeks Yes! Yes! Yes! I had 2 wash days in February
New wash day frequency
So I have decided to wash my hair once every 2 weeks from washing every weekend, washing every weekend was becoming way too tedious. This has been working so well for me since the beginning of the year. My new routine is to: wash on the weekend, style for the week, undo the style on the next weekend, re-style for the next week, wash on the weekend. Because my hair stays stretched during the week, it is much easier to restyle the next weekend. This routine is here to stay for now, it is working well for me.
Weekly protective styles
So these styles are ones that I create with my own hair – I have moved on from using hair extensions for now. I usually do some sort of flat twist style – and get as creative as I can with it. I have been quite bad at taking photos of these styles, but you can check out my Youtube videos for the styles from this month.
My hair is at a length now where I don’t need to stretch it using threading in order to be able to have it straight for flat twisting. I can dry it in braids and the length once dried is enough for me to flat twist into a decent style. I am very happy about this because I had a sneaking suspicion that threading my hair contributed to my ends thinning and I wasn’t so keen on doing it anymore
New product love
As a disclaimer – this is not sponsored! I have been loving products from Design Essentials since the beginning of 2017. I received a number of their product sachets at the Essence Festival and my friend Lebo also gave me some sachets as well. All I can say is that my hair is in love! I have been using the products as leave-in conditioners and my hair sings a song afterwards and it retains moisture for much longer. The Design Essentials products I have been loving are: Almond and Avocado Leave-In Conditioner, Coconut and Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Souffle and the Coconut and Monoi Curl Enhancing Dual Hydration Milk. Amidst all of my Design Essentials love, I won one of my fave products through fellow hair blogger Joan… look at god!
Goals for March
- Install a postpartum protective style