How to Start Caring For Your Natural Hair

To start off, it is important to create a routine. Similar to how you have a life routine of what you do each day. For hair, you can create one like for example let say you wash your hair every week. Then when you do so, shampoo to wash scalp and hair, deep condition to nourish your hair, Moisturize your hair after and then style. Then once a month, you can do a protein treatment. During the week, Moisturize your hair regularly. This video talks more about creating a routine:

Now, let us break it down into small parts.

When it comes to washing your hair, there are different things you can use but I will keep it simple for you. The best shampoo for natural hair is a sulfate free shampoo. This type does not contain ingredients with the word sulfate in it. It also does not strip your natural hair oils and cause hair and scalp to be dry . Dry hair breaks. Learn more about shampoo here

Here are some recommendations of shampoos

After shampooing your hair, it is important to deep condition your hair. This gives the hair nutrients and also helps soften it. Here are some recommendations

Now, after this is done, it is time to moisturize and style your hair. Depending on how you choose to style your hair, the following steps can defer. However the most common steps is to moisturize the scalp and hair. Usually, the scalp will be nourished with hair oils. You can make a mixture of oils or choose just one. It all depends on your hair needs. If you choose to make a mixture, here is an example which you can simplify

Here are some hair oil recommendations

To learn how to use oils, check out this playlist

Next, it is important to moisturize hair to minimize breakage. Using a hair moisturizer that starts with water as its first ingredient is best. Apply the moisturizer diligently to hair.
To learn more about moisturizing hair, visit this link

Here are some moisturizer recommendations

The style you do for your hair depends on your preference. You can do simple styles known as low manipulation styles or even other styles that last a long time known as  protective styles. Learn more here

Protein treatments are beneficial for strengthening  your natural hair. Here are more information about it

Here are recommendations for protein treatments

This concludes wash day routine.
To see different wash day routine, go to this playlist

During the week, it is important that you keep your hair moisturized. This will help reduce break. There are different ways to moisturize. Visit the moisturizing playlist to see how to do it when hair is styled.
At night, protecting your hair can also reduce dryness and keep moisture in hair. Here are different night routines depending on the hairstyle you wear

Now, natural hair can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Some people choose not to use commercial made products and prefer homemade products also known as “DIY” products (do it yourself) Here are some simple recipes for diy products


  1. Thank you so much for the blog is very helpful .

  2. We dont have this product in South Africa i been using Afrobotanics one how do i know if the ingredients are right in my product

  3. Hello! You give such wonderful tips and I try to follow them.


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