The Ultimate Natural Hair Routine: For Thick, Curly Hair

I stopped perming my hair a few years back and decided to embark on a journey of embracing my kinks and coils. It has not been a very easy one and I have had multiple set-backs in 2 years but I would not trade this glorious hair for the world!

A little bit about my hair….

  • I have type 4, low porosity natural hair. This means that my coils are very tight and some areas of my hair do not clump together to form a visible curl pattern. My hair also does not take up moisture quickly.

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Knowing these facts about my hair helped me build a simple regimen that makes my hair flourish and grow.

Soak/Spritz your hair daily with water: Curly hair (especially low porosity) needs a lot of water to be moisturized and soft. Oil’s are not moisturizer. They only seal moisture in your hair.  Water is the ultimate moisturizer. I stand in the shower for 2 minutes to let my hair be fully saturated.

Condition your hair daily: My favorite conditioner is Shea moistures Raw shea butter restorative conditioner. It helps with detangling my hair and removing shed hair. I apply generous amounts and rinse out after 3-5 minutes. It also acts as a leave in conditioner.

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Utilize Heavy creams: Shea moistures curl enhancing smoothie adds that extra dose of moisture and defines my coils. I use it 2-3 times a week as needed. 

Shampoo your hair often: Hair buildup is not cute. It’s clogs your hair follicles and promotes breakage and stunted growth. I try to shampoo my hair once a week with any shampoo I have around. My current favorite is Head & Shoulders classic shampoo

I also do hairstyles that stretch my hair occasionally. These include twist outs and braid outs. I only do stretched styles when I feel like having longer hair but for the most part I embrace my hair shrinkage. 

That’s it! I hope you guys liked this post. What is your ultimate curly hair routine? 

My Mac Makeup Essentials 

In the past I had a love-hate relationship with Mac products because they looked really good on me but I always broke out . After switching to a different type of Mac foundation I fell in love with thier products again.

My Mac makeup essentials are the timeless kits that I constantly buy in the store when they run out. I cannot live without them….or maybe I can and I’m just being dramatic.

  • Studio Fix Fluid foundation ( NC50). Life without my foundation would be bleak. I don’t even need a concealer to cover my dark spots because it’s full coverage. It  lasts throughout the day and doesn’t run out too quickly. I wear makeup 4-5 times a week and it lasts an average of 4 monthsfoundation
  • Studio fix powder plus foundation (NC50): I use this powder to blot any shiny areas on my face after applying foundation. It is a life saver.
  • Mineralize Skin Finish in Cheeky Bronze is literally the best bronzer/highlighter  I have ever tried. You should try it! It was literally made for my skin tone. I always get complements whenever I wear it because it gives a really nice glow.
  • Retro Matte Ruby Woo is my go to red lipstick. It’s not too drying even though it’s matte. It’s also one of the only red’s that fit every skin tone I know.

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And thats it! What is your essential or favourite mac product that you can’t live without? Have you tried any of these products?