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A simple guide to building an effective and natural haircare routine

A simple guide to building an effective and natural haircare routine

In the past, to get the look you wanted, you needed to use some questionable products that weren’t great for the environment or your hair. New advances in hair science have led to natural products that make you look amazing, and you can feel good about the impact you have on the environment.

So how do you get started with this natural haircare routine? We’ve got a step-by-step guide that will help you.

Natural haircare routine guidelines

The first thing to remember is that your hair is not like everybody else’s hair. This means that setting up a routine for your specific hair can use some elements from other routines but probably not all of them.

Even if their hair looks like yours, it may have a different level of porosity, thickness, and density and your lifestyles may affect your hair differently. You’re going to have to experiment a little to see what works for you and what doesn’t.

The good news is you’ve been playing with your hair for a long time now, so you already know some things that work for you and some things that don’t. Take that knowledge and use it to your advantage.

One big rule when establishing a haircare regimen that’s hard to follow is to give it time. Your hair won’t automatically change overnight. It’s also not going to show much improvement in a week, at least not something you see or feel. Each adjustment to the routine should be given a month or two to really take hold and be effective.

Elements of your natural haircare routine

While each person’s haircare regimen will be different, they’ll all have some of the same elements. This is where we start.

Cleanse

Cleaning your hair and scalp is important. It keeps the hair follicles on your scalp open and healthy while stripping your hair of heavy dirt and excess oils. But it’s not always necessary to use a shampoo. Some people opt for a co-wash or skipping shampoos every other shower; how you cleanse depends on your hair.

We recommend a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo like Hair La Vie Shampoo. This shampoo not only cleanses your hair and scalp, but it also nourishes your lovely locks.

Condition

Even if you’re not shampooing your hair, conditioning it every time you shower is important. Even water can dry out hair and make it prone to frizz.

It’s best to have three quality conditioners in your repertoire. Find one for the shower that’s a nice rinse-out conditioner, like the Hair La Vie Conditioner, which is designed to restore moisture. Next, you’ll want a leave-in conditioner for those days you’re skipping the shower.

Finally, make sure you have a deep conditioner to give your hair spa treatment and restore moisture that’s been zapped through the environment or styling. How often you deep condition will depend on your hair.

Moisturize and seal

If your hair is very thick, coarse, dry, or prone to frizz, then you might need to go a step further and regularly moisturize your hair. Moisturizing with a product like La Muse Organic Moroccan Oil is designed to focus on the ends of your hair. It brings softness and moisture back down to the tips where it’s most likely to get dry and split.

If you don’t need as much moisturizing, Hair La Vie Serum gently and naturally hydrates and smoothens your hair, or Hair La Vie Masque is somewhere in between the other two, giving your hair natural strength with moisture.

Don’t forget to seal your hair with an anti-humectant to keep that moisture locked in.

Protect

Whether you’re wearing a satin scarf to sleep in or you’re using a heat protectant before your blow dry, protection is vital. There are so many different ways you can support your hair’s growth and your hair goals. Consider the following as ways to protect your hair:

♦ Damage-free hair ties

Smoothing hair wrap for drying hair

♦ Satin or silk pillowcases or sleeping scarf

♦ Sunscreen for your hair and scalp

♦ Heat protectants for styling

♦ Wide tooth combs

♦ Using all-natural products

Nourish

This is probably the most important thing you can add to your natural haircare routine, nourish your hair. Taking vitamins that are specifically designed to give your hair and scalp the nutrients they need to flourish and thrive is the easiest way to support long, lush and enviable hair.

If you don’t want to take a vitamin, then it’s time to look at your diet. With a little research, you can discover what foods support circulation, cell growth, strength and all-over health. Focus on those foods and adjust your diet to hit your goals.

Final Thoughts

Everyone can have fabulous hair if they find the right regimen that works for them. Each person has different hair, different lifestyles, and different goals. The trick is to find what works for you, and make that a consistent part of your routine to get the most benefit.

You’ve already decided that you want to go natural, which is a huge step. This decision not only is better for your hair and your health, but it’s also better for the planet. There are a lot of different products to try, and be ready to experiment until you find the right combination of cleanser, conditioners, moisturizers, sealants, protection, and nutrients.

Setting up a natural haircare regimen takes time, but it’s all worth it and you deserve fantastic hair!

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