8th August 2017
Hair goals; we all have them, and, just like any other goals we have, the best way to achieve them is through proper planning and milestone setting. Our hair is easy to maintain as long as we follow a few basic steps: adopt a set system for taking care of it. Hair is extremely delicate and many of the things we do to our hair such as braiding, weaving, dyeing, relaxing, flat ironing, even combing can be damaging. In our previous post, we even spoke about how protective styles, if done incorrectly, can also negatively affect our hair.
The most important thing to remember is that our hair needs moisture which comes from water. Buuya has put together a simple regimen that will start you off on a journey to healthier (and, eventually, longer) hair. Once you have used the basic regimen for a few months, you will begin to understand your hair and you can modify your regimen to suit your hair needs. Your regimen can be as flexible as you want it to be and you will find the more you listen to your hair, the easier it will be to maintain it; what works for someone else won’t necessarily work for you.
Try and keep track of the days when you wash and condition your hair and observe any noticeable changes. Note what your hair is like, how long it is, how hard or soft, how it has changed since you started on your regimen. You can even take photos from month to month for your own reference.
As mentioned before, a regimen is a set plan for your hair care. Depending on your hair needs, you can add or subtract steps. Let’s dive straight into it!
A pre-poo is a product such as an oil that is applied to the hair before shampooing to improve moisturising and conditioning during cleaning; it also protects our precious strands from shampoos that can strip them of essential nutrients. A pre-poo can also double as a detangler depending on the type used. Fingers are great for detangling but you can also use a wide toothed comb or a Denman™ brush.
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A shampoo/cleanser is a hair care product used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants, and other contaminating particles that gradually build up in hair. The goal is to remove the unwanted build-up without stripping our natural hair oils; this would make the hair unmanageable. There are different kinds of shampoos and cleansers. The best are those that contain no or low sulphates. Some people don’t use shampoos and opt to conditioner wash (Co-wash) – washing with only conditioner. Every now and then, you can use a clarifying shampoo to give your hair and scalp a deep, thorough cleaning.
Conditioning is a way of replenishing lost moisture and/or protein, adding nutrients, and leaving hair less prone to breakage. A regular conditioner is applied to the hair after shampooing/cleansing and almost immediately washed out while a deep conditioner is left conditioner on your hair for 20mins to an hour under a plastic cap. Once a month, it is advisable to do a protein deep conditioning treatment to restore the structure and strength of your hair. The conditioning step is also great for detangling; using the methods mentioned above.
STEP 4 – EVERY TIME YOU WET YOUR HAIR
Moisturising is the addition of moisture or a moisture based product to hydrate the hair strand. Water is the only true moisturiser of hair and all products that claim to be moisturising should have water (aqua) listed as the first ingredient. A leave-in conditioner is a hair care product that is applied after one’s hair is washed and it is left in the hair until the next wash session. Again, the best leave-in conditioners are water based.
Sealing is adding an oil or butter after washing/wetting your hair to lock in the moisture. Ideally, you should apply the butter or oil to your hair evenly and then add slightly more to the tips of your hair because that is the oldest and driest part of your hair.
And there you have it, a simple, step by step guide on building your own effective regimen. Is this something you have already adopted in your own regimen or is it something you are about to try? Let us know in the comments section below!
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