Spring is here! Time to Thank goodness because winter weather was driving me crazy! With a new season comes new issues for natural hair. I find that everything I do in the winter is not quite necessary for the spring and summer seasons. Here’s how I update my natural hair regimen for spring.
In the fall and winter I deep condition and co-wash every week with a hot oil treatment once a month. In the spring I swap out the hot oil treatments for protein treatments instead.
I have long been a fan of the Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment and will be including it back into my regimen for the spring. My mom started using the Aphogee Two-Step protein treatments on me back when I was about 12 years old. I had just gotten my first relaxer and was starting to lose my hair. It worked for me then and it still works now!
Using the two-step treatment also calls for me to add something else back in my regimen—shampoo. I don’t usually use shampoo in my regimen and didn’t for most of 2015. Since I’m focusing on strength during the spring and summer months, I need to make sure to really clean my hair and not just my scalp. To help me out with that I’m changing up how I cleanse my hair.
Now that I’m re-introducing shampoo into my regimen, I have to make sure to add a pre-poo as well. If you haven’t tried pre-pooing with an oil before shampooing, the spring is a great time to start.
Black soap is really popular for the face and body, but did you know it works well for hair too? It does strip your hair so make sure sure that you follow up with a really good leave-in.
By adding protein treatments, a pre-poo, and black soap, I’m hoping that my hair will be stronger and more healthy during the spring and summer months. If you like to switch up with the seasons, leave a comment below so we can all swap spring regimens.