Starting any journey can be daunting especially when you don’t know where to start. A healthy hair journey is no different. So you’ve tossed your relaxer, subscribed to a ton of natural hair vloggers, bought a ton of products and are either growing out your relaxer or chopped it off altogether by now. So why do you still feel lost?
You’re missing a vital part of your journey. A hair care regimen. You may have heard the word tossed around in a couple videos or happened upon it in a fews blogs. But what is it? Why do you need it? And how do you create one?
A hair regimen is a customized routine designed to achieve and maintain healthy hair. A regimen is like a road map to your destination. It provides consistency and structure and can help to make the navigation through your journey less confusing.
Without one you may find yourself spending lots of money on products, consultations, protective styles only to be left dissatisfied with your results. A regimen also allows you to get to know your hair’s needs as well as likes and dislikes. This is important in avoiding damage and retaining length.
It may be laid out on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis based on your personal needs. Repetition is important in creating a regimen but is ineffective if it’s lacking key components or utilizes unhealthy hair practices. Taking the time to learn what to include and what avoid are the first steps in creating an effective regimen.