I’m currently on day 38 of quarantine. I hope you’re all doing okay. Hit me up in the comments section if you need someone to talk to.
Since the lockdown started, I imagine a lot of you have had to modify your hair care regimen since salon services are not considered essential.
If you’re natural, a lot of us were already taking care of our hair on our own anyway so not much has changed.
I’ll be sharing my tips for caring for natural hair during the quarantine in this article.
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Caring for Natural Hair During Quarantine
This is my regimen every 2 weeks since quarantine started. No muss, no fuss, KISS. I started on detangled hair from the night before.
Natural Hair Pre-Poo
I pre-pooed with a mix of coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil and argan oil, which I applied generously to my hair the night before.
I sectioned my hair and applied generously to my hair and scalp then twisted and pinned up.
The next morning, I undid the twists and detangled again then sectioned my hair into two parts.
My hair had been in twists for a few weeks since the beginning of quarantine so it was necessary to clarify my hair.
I used this opportunity to try a shampoo I’ve had in my stash for a while – Aussie Miracle Volume Shampoo with Bamboo and Australian Kakadu Plum.
I loved the smell of this shampoo as well as the texture. I will be reviewing later on.
I dampened my hair then washed thoroughly. I also got in a great scalp massage in there with my trusty scalp massage brush.
Even though my hair was quite dirty, I only had to shampoo each section once.
I followed up with a rinse-out conditioner – Devacurl One Condition Original.
Deep Conditioning Natural Hair
I always look forward to this part because I find deep conditioning relaxing. I used this opportunity to use up my deep conditioners that were near empty.
I added in castor oil, grapeseed oil, argan oil, lavender essential oil and a dollop of shea butter.
I then set it in a hot water bath until the shea butter melted into the mixture. I stirred and applied to my hair in small sections. The mix was like butter.
Steaming With Heat
Unfortunately, my hair steamer plug broke and haven’t had a chance to fix it so I had to improvise.
I used the hot wet towel this time. It didn’t work quite as well as my tabletop hair steamer but it was satisfactory.
I kept the towel on for an hour then rinsed out with lukewarm water. I also finished off with an ACV rinse.
I applied Kinky Curly Knot Today for my leave-in conditioner then put my hair in two sections.
The process took me about 4 hours and I was done for the day. I intend to keep the twists in for two weeks then take down and repeat the regimen above.
This is going to be my hair care regimen throughout the quarantine period.
I only go out once a week for grocery shopping and throw my braids wig on for the trip.
In between regimens, I rinse the twists once a week while taking a shower then apply a light layer of hair oil to the twists.
This simple hair care regimen will promote hair growth and keep hair healthy for the duration of the quarantine period.
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Abi delved into the world of hair care after suffering from a bout of severe hair loss. She is the founder of Healthy Natural Hair Products & Natural Oils for Hair and Health, as well as the writer of the Healthy Hair Care Series. She is also the creator of the The Self-Empowerment Network Portal. Read more…