The Truth About My Lazy Hair Regimen

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This is my current hair length! This picture was taken 3 weeks ago when I was blow drying my hair.

A few days later, I blogged about My Lazy Hair Routine For The Past Weeks That Works which was basically doing simple braids, leaving my hair alone and wearing buns on the rare days when I had to go out. As a natural hair teen, it worked fine for me.

I never claimed that it was perfect, grew my hair 50 inches or changed my curl pattern.

It was simply a lazy routine cycle that worked for Me. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I am a self proclaimed lazy natural and I’m not big on hair regimens.

I write a lot of topics that are invaluable for other busy/lazy naturals like me. Some are:

Busy/Lazy Naturals Guide To Deep Conditioning

Are You Tired Of Hair Regimens Or Can’t Nail Down One? You Need This

How To Make Wash Day A Lot Easier

Are You A Busy Natural? Here’s Why Braid Outs Will Fit Your Lifestyle

And lots more.

In My Lazy Hair Routine , I talked about the 3 hair products that I found myself using repeatedly:

Coconut oil.

Shea butter.

Organics hair mayonnaise by Africa’s best (mostly on my ends).

I told you how I rarely moisturised and still survived with my hair intact. I told you how dryness became an issue at one point, how I took care of it and how I avoided breakage.

I also said that I’ll answer the question “Was this routine a good or bad phase for my hair?” in another post. This is it.

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This meme sums up my natural hair journey

The good things that happened from leaving my hair alone

1) I haven’t detangled since my last wash day. Did you notice that? I didn’t need to since my hair was mostly in braids.

2) I have lots of new growth. They are so springy!

3) My ends were less exposed.

4) My hair took a big break to rest and recuperate from My Braid Out Marathons

5) I didn’t suffer from breakage thanks to my organics hair mayonnaise.

6) My hair remained stretched.

7) I spent more time reading and didn’t have to worry about things like planning hairstyles in advance.

The not so good things that happened from leaving my hair alone

1) I ignored moisturizing so my hair got dry and I felt guilty sometimes.

2) …???

I honestly can’t think of anything else πŸ™‚

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My hair after taking down 4 braids

Why didn’t I suffer massive breakage?

I made sure my hair was thoroughly detangled on that wash day before I started the braids and leaving my hair alone routine. The braids kept my hair from getting tangled again which meant less breakage for me.

Also, the hair mayonnaise is a light protein treatment and also contains water which is why I love putting it on my ends especially.

It was my lazy moisturizer and breakage insurance.

The truth about this post:

This routine was just my hair laziness in writing. It isn’t a defined or strict routine. It’s not set in stone. It’s a random routine with two main recurring themes; braids and leaving my hair alone.

Do I regret going with this crazy routine?

No, I don’t. I have done worse.

Does this mean you should ignore your hair?

Despite my lazy natural hair routines, I take care to make sure that my hair remains healthy.

So if I notice that anything I am doing or not doing to my hair is causing damage, I will stop it immediately. I hate breakage, limp hair etc.

If it works for you, go for it. If it doesn’t, stick with what works for you. Every hair is different.

I tackled problems like this in my post Are You Tired Of Hair Regimens Or Can’t Nail Down One? so if you’re facing a regimen problem, do check it out. It’ll help you out greatly.

And yes, the part two of that post is on the way :). I know a lot of readers enjoyed that posts because I covered a lot of categories that you might fit into.

I’ve been honest about my crazy hair routine and I’d love to know yours, normal or crazy!

What is your hair routine?

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