Stepping Up My Hair Care Game With Ayurveda!
Ayurvedic hair care has been a topic that has sparked my interest recently. I’ve been reading and watching videos (particularly YouTuber CurlyProverbz) about the strengthening and growth benefits that Ayurvedic treatments offer. “Ayurveda” is a holistic healing system created in India more than 3,000 years ago. The basis of this system is the promotion of good health with treatments geared toward helping specific health issues using natural, organic ingredients.
When it comes to caring for my hair, I do my very best to keep things as simple as possible. My hair care regimen has worked well with keeping my hair healthy and growing steadily, which is great! My Mid-Year, Mid-Life Glow Up Project is in FULL EFFECT and now I’m ready to take my hair care routine up another notch with the help of Ayurvedic hair products.
This post (Part One) will cover all of the products that I am using.
YOUR Best Natural Hair
Natural hair care advice can run the gamut from simple to downright confusing!
One day as I was walking into Whole Foods, a lady stopped me. She complimented my hair and asked, “How do you get your hair to look like that?” I wasn’t quite sure how to answer her question, but I gave her a quick rundown of my wash and go routine. Afterwards she asked, “So if I do that, will my hair come out the same?” To this I answered, “I have no idea.”
My Self Care “Secrets” For Mid-Lifers
Self care is a term that I use a lot because it’s an important part of physical and mental health. Self care helps with feeling great and looking your best at any age. It helps to minimize the effects of aging as we grow older. Have you ever run into someone you haven’t seen in years and notice that they haven’t aged since you saw them last? Actually, they may look even younger! You wonder or outright ask them if they got any” work done” or what their “secret” is There are many factors involved in maintaining a youthful appearance. Some people do get cosmetic procedures done (which is totally cool); others are just blessed. Either way, self care still plays a large part in it.
Warm Weather Natural Hair Routine
Natural hair care routines literally change with the weather! With dryer air during the colder seasons comes the need to take extra care to maintain moisture in our curls. The warm weather seasons replace the air’s dryness with humidity. I’m not a big fan of humid weather. However, my hair absolutely thrives on humidity, giving me some of my very best wash and go styles!
In this post I am sharing my updated natural hair routine along with the current products that I’m using since the weather has warmed up. My hair is really growing so I’ve tweaked my weekly routine a bit (click here for more information on my original wash and go routine).
How To Moisturize Natural Hair During The Winter
Natural hair care in the winter can be quite a challenge for us naturalistas! Many curly girls turn to protective styles to help protect their hair from the harsh elements. I’ve tried protective styles as well, but they have made very little difference in the health of my hair. I always ended up going back to my old faithful – the wash and go! It has been my go-to style ever since I went natural almost five years ago. My hair has thrived and I wear it this way all year round. I follow my same basic hair routine (Wash and Go Routine for Natural Hair) throughout the year, but I tweak some things in the winter to accommodate the cold weather.