My Relaxed Hair Regimen

Here is the hair regimen I use on my relaxed hair and the products I currently use on my relaxed hair. You can see more about how I care for my hair by reading my Wash Day and Hair Update posts or watching my hair update videos.

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Updated 8.3.2022

My current regimen

  • OPTIONAL: Pre-poo prior to washing (I don't do this every week)
  • Wash weekly, lather twice using one of the two combinations 
    • 1. a sulfate moisturizing shampoo and a sulfate-free shampoo most weeks
    • 2. a deep cleansing or sulfate shampoo when I need to clarify my hair followed by a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo
    • I'll use a dry shampoo if I need a quick refresh between my weekly shampoos
  • Hair treatment
    • If I feel like my hair needs a bit more strength or protein I do a light or medium protein treatment before I deep condition
  • Green tea rinse
    • For some added oomph, I'll do a green tea rinse and sometimes mix in apple cider vinegar
    • This helps with shedding and sealing the cuticle
    • Sometimes I apply the rinse before deep conditioning and leave the rinse on during deep conditioning. Other times I leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse it out before I apply the deep conditioner
  • Deep condition weekly 
  • Dry my hair 
  • Moisturize and seal 
    • I do this several times a week at night (see my moisturizing and sealing routine here)
  • Baggy my ends (optional step)
    • Do this as needed during the week to add moisture. I try not to exceed 3 times during the week (see how I baggy my ends here)

Products I’m currently using

Tools I'm currently using

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