To finish up in the shower I’ll be doing a hair rinse. This could be either a tea rinse or apple cider vinegar rinse.

To finish up my wash day I’ll be putting a water-based, protein-free leave-in conditioner on my damp hair and a heat protectant. Then I’ll blow dry my hair and finish up by putting Jamaican black castor oil on my scalp and using a moisturizer and sealant on my hair if needed.

Co-wash day

My co-wash day will be a shortened version of my wash day and will only take place mid-week if needed. I’ll do a co-wash if I can’t wait till my next wash day because I’ve been sweating a lot, my scalp is acting up, or some other reason that a co-wash could help with. The type of co-wash I’ll be using is a moisturizing one, preferably protein-free.

Next, I’ll do either a rinse-out or deep condition. I don’t see that both will be needed. The decision of which I’ll use will happen that day. 

I won’t be doing a hair rinse during co-wash days.

Just like with my full wash day to finish up I’ll be putting a water-based, protein-free leave-in conditioner on my damp hair and a heat protectant. Then I’ll blow dry my hair and finish up by putting Jamaican black castor oil on my scalp and using a moisturizer and sealant on my hair.

Weekly care

The moisturizer and sealant I’ll use at the end of my wash and co-wash days will be the same ones I use during the week. Between wash days I’ll moisturize and seal as needed.


I will probably only have one moisturizer that I will use consistently and it doesn’t have to be protein-free. The sealant will be a natural oil. The oil that I use could vary throughout the year.

Sometimes when I moisturize and seal I may baggy my ends. I'll do this if I start to feel that my ends need some extra moisture, more than just a product by itself can provide. If you're not sure what it means to baggy your ends, you can check out this Instagram post.

I’ll also apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil to my scalp on an as-needed basis. If my scalp starts to feel a little dry or I’m noticing some flaking I’ll be applying the Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

So that’s it. That’s the structure of my hair regimen. I’m still in the process of trying to figure out the products I’ll be using. Once I have my products finalized I’ll share those in another blog post.



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