With lots of trials and errors, I finally found the best hair care routine to ever exist! As a hijabi (and the only one in my family), I never learned how to take care of my hair after wearing the scarf! And the change is massif! Hair, even though no one sees it, is so important. Just as much as your face or your body! It has such an effect on your confidence and self-esteem, it shouldn’t be taken lightly! But this blog post is not just for the girls that wear the scarf; it’s for all the girls that wish to up their hair game!
I hope you will discover a few things and they will help you feel beautiful! Let me know in the comments section if you were aware of these tricks. You are always welcome to leave your own tips and secrets about your hair care routine!
A little background on my hair!
As a few of you know, 8 years ago, I started wearing the scarf, completely hiding my hair a majority of the day (almost 16 hours a day). Girls that have worn a scarf for a decent time have said they experienced some side effects such as hair loss, hair thinning and flatting of their hair… It is not the greatest feeling. A few years back, when I saw the first signs of this happening to me, I knew I had to make a change and really start taking care of my hair! Thankfully, I was able to backtrack the effects, and to this day, have healthy-looking hair!
Before jumping in the shower, I like to make a capillary bath oil! I create my own little mix with these oils:
- Argan Oil: Argan oil helps keep your hair moisturized and protects your hair from everyday damage. It reduces breakage and split ends as well as preventing hair loss for thicker, fuller hair.
- Jojoba Oil: This oil is an amazing solution for dandruff. Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals, which keeps your hair nourished. Because it strengthens hair, jojoba oil can prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness.
- Avocado Oil: Avocado oil will reduce dandruff, hydrate your scalp so that healthier hair grows. Other than that, it prevents breakage and protects your hair from any kind of damages!
- Castor Oil: Some benefits of using castor oil include increased shine of the hair as well as helps hair growth.
- Almond Oil: This nourishing oil can soften and strengthen your hair. It’s also great for air growth due to high levels of biotin. It can make your hair stronger and less prone to split ends!
- Aloe Vera Oil: Aloe vera is fundamental when treating hair loss. It can also unblock hair follicles that may be blocked by excess oil.
I linked all the items that I purchase from Amazon or at a grocery store. You obviously do not have to put them all together. Many of these oils have similar characteristics! I would say, in my personal opinion, for an optimal hair care routine, you should mix jojoba oil, almond oil, and aloe vera oil! There are tones of different oil you can add to this list and if you want me to go more in-depth about it, let me know!
Once the mixture is done, I apply it evenly from the roots to the ends. Leaving it for 2-3 hours and then hop in the shower!
In the shower I use these 2 products:
Maui Shampoo & Conditioner: I have been using these for about a year, and I’m completely in love! I love the brand in general and used different types of shampoos and conditioners or even mask!
After the shower I only use 1 product
Shea moisture: This is my all-time favorite product! I have been looking for a good leave-in conditioner for such a long time. So when my friend recommended this one, I had to try it! Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Shea Butter help nourish, moisturize and support hair elasticity, making it the best conditioner ever. Because of all the heavy ingredients, I would suggest a small quantity, which will make this jar last a very long time!
General tips for your hair care routine
- I only wash my hair once a week.
- Because I wear the scarf most of the day, I try to keep my hair loose in every possible occasion!
- Get frequent trims.
- I pull my hair back in different positions every day.
- Or better yet, I will braid them under my hijab.
- Be mindful of the kind of scarves you wear and the under scarves. You don’t want them to be tight or heavy.
- I will go to my garden or balcony to let my hair breathe some fresh air and get the extra vitamins they need!
- Your hair follicles are mostly made of protein, it’s super important to have enough of it in your diet. Having enough protein will promote hair growth.
- I don’t use any heat on my hair, whether it’s a straightener, air dryer, or even an extremely hot shower.
I hope this hair care routine will help you as much as it helped me! All these products don’t break the bank and make my hair feel good and healthy!
Until next time,
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us