GlamGeeks, I am beyond excited that Spring is finally here. The weather is starting to warm up so you already know what that means, my hair comes out of protective style rehab and I get her ready for Wash n Go season. Since my hair is in “Hair Rehab” from late Fall to Winter, as soon as the weather warms up I make sure to focus on protein treatments to make sure my curls have the proper bounce and nutrients when they make their Springtime debut.
Below are some of my holy grail products that I use to restore my healthy curls during the spring and prep them for the warmer weather. As stated earlier, my main focus is to replenish the nutrients and moisture, so I make sure my products can help with that.
Shea Moisture: Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate & Repair – GlamGeeks, Listen to me when I tell you, this is my absolute favorite line from SheaMositure. After being in rehab for months this collection infuses my hair with intensive moisture, reconstructs proteins, and adds shine-enhancing nutrients back into my luscious strains. With amazing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Manuka Honey, Yogurt Extract, and Mafura Oil this collections always leave my strands fully restored best.
Leave-in Conditioners: Now that the weather is warm it’s goodbye hair milk and hello leave-in conditioners. I prefer leave-in conditioners during the warmer months since they are lightweight yet they still help with hydration and manageability. I don’t have to worry about them weighing my hair down or creating a buildup (I love my Wash n Gos light and fluffy). Two of my favorite leave-ins are Kinky Curly Knot Today and Camille Rose Coconut Water Leave-in. After I shampoo my hair, I like to add my leave-in conditioner, some oil, and my styler. I’m usually able to get my Wash n Go to last between 5-7 days before I CoWash or refresh it.
Deep Conditioners & Treatments: First things first, as soon as my hair gets out of rehab I do an Aphogee Two-step Protein Treatment to rebuild my hair structure (curls). After that, I’ll make sure to maintain a healthy moisture/protein balance throughout the warmer seasons. Also, now that it’s warmer I deep condition my hair every week, so maintaining that balance is extremely important. I don’t want to risk moisture or a protein overload. My favorite deep conditions during the warmer months are Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner and Camille Rose Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment. With consistent use, both of these deep conditioners have locked in moisture, nourished my hair, and reduced frizzing.
This sweet, smoothing, curl-defining jelly is hands down one of my favorite stylers to use during the springtime. A Wash n Go is my favorite hairstyle and trusts me when I tell you this jelly has NEVER failed me. My curls are always well defined, silky smooth, moisturized, and shiny, I think my curls are obsessed with the marshmallow and aloe ingredients. I also love the fact it doesn’t dry out my hair and doesn’t weigh it down. The best part is my Wash n Gos last up to 7 days without needing refreshing. Trust me when I tell you, this product always comes through for me, she always leaves my hair looking amazing. I know she may be a bit on the pricy side but trust me she’s worth every single penny.
Another “MUST HAVE” in my curly hair regimen. I use this daily hair hydration spray to re-hydrate, define, and re-shape my curls. For those days when I’m wearing my Wash n Go, I’ll use this Restorative Spray before I go in the shower. Then I’ll let the steam work its magic while the spray deeply penetrates my hair strains and infuses it with moisture and nutrients. Once I’m out of the shower and remove my shower cap, my hair is always soft, fluffy, moisturized, and well-defined.
Next on my list, are not hair products, but products that I use to help with styling and protection.
Babyliss Pro Ionic Hood Dryer: This is another one of my holy grail products. This baby is my ultimate secret weapon when it comes to taking care of my hair. I use her to provide heat for my deep condition treatments and to dry my curls after I style my Wash n Go. Trust me when I tell you, my hooded dryer is another key to the longevity of my Wash n Gos. Since I like to air dry my Wash n Gos during the summertime, I use this more often during the spring.
Satin Hair Scrunchie: When it’s time for bed, to protect my Wash n Go and to avoid shrinkage I use satin hair scrunchies to either apply a pineapple or banding method to my hair. Once I put my hair into sections and band each section, I’ll then put on my satin bonnet and go to bed. I rather satin scrunchies as opposed to regular scrunchies. I don’t have to worry about the satin ones pulling out my hair like the regular ones do from time to time.
I hope you were able to get a few spring hair care suggestions for your spring hair care routine. Remember, what works for my hair may not work for yours. It’s always best to find out your hair porosity and then find out which products work best for your hair.