Updated Natural Hair Regimen Pt. 2

In Updated Natural Hair Regimen Pt. 1, I shared my blowout styling technique and talked about my favorite products for maintaining that style.  That post served as an update to my Hair Story series that I started back in 2008.  Today’s post, part 2, shares my routine for maintaining my hair in its naturally kinky state.  I’ve been growing out my shorter tapered cut since part 1, but yesterday I decided to cut my hair short again.

If you’re looking for a natural hair stylist in the St. Louis area, check out my stylist, Chi-Chi.  She does all my haircuts.

My New Haircut

Products Used for this Look

When I’m wearing my hair in its kinky state, I wash using Kinky Curly Come Clean, deep condition using  Darcy’s Botanical Deep Conditioning Mask and moisturize using Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme).  I always use my staple bone super rattail comb to detangle, part, and style.  Croc clips come in handy for sectioning my hair when styling.  For the curlier look above, I also used Komaza Care Coconut Hair Pudding to twist my hair.

Since part 1, I’ve added a couple products to my regimen.  One of them is the Darcy’s Botanical Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner, which I use on days I don’t want to deep condition my hair.  This product works well as a deep conditioner too though.  I’ve also started occasionally using the Daily Cleansing Conditioner Cream to gently wash my hair during the week if my hair feels grimy after a workout.  I do still shampoo my hair once a week.  I’ve recently started using the Darcy’s Botanicals Peppermin Scalp Elixir, but I primarily reach for an oil when my hair is blown out.

When my hair is longer, I use the same routine.  My hair tends to naturally fall (instead of fro) when it gets to a certain length and is worn in a stretched style.  The image below shows my twist set and twist-out on my longer hair.  The images were taken back in June.


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  1. Anonymous
    September 5, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    As a frequent reader, I love your outfits and accessories, but I have to say I really love your hair as well! You have gorgeous locks, and the way you style your hair clues anyone who sees you into your fun, funky style. Your hair has personality. Thanks for giving us a look behind the scenes, and keep rocking those beautiful curls! 🙂


    • September 12, 2013 / 2:59 pm

      How sweet, Tara! I really appreciate your kind words. You comment totally made my day.

    • September 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

      This will look extra amazing on you, Cathy! I do love your current cut too though!

  2. September 6, 2013 / 3:02 am

    if i found a natural stylist i would probably taper the back also…lovely.

    • September 12, 2013 / 3:01 pm

      Good luck finding a natural stylist, Nylse. I know that struggle too well…it's hard to trust some stylists with natural hair. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. September 6, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    Love, love, love!!! I usually wear my hair wrapped, but yesterday had my locks twisted and so today I am uncovered. Your new cut is inspiring me to go a step further….

    • September 12, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      Yay for inspiration! Take that next step, Angela 🙂 I'm sure your wraps are phenomenal though.

  4. Kimmie6992
    September 6, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    LOVE IT!

  5. September 9, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    Very pretty!!! I ordered the deep conditioner last week and used it last night 🙂 waiting on the transitioning creme to be in stock!!! Thanks for all your help last week!!

    • September 12, 2013 / 3:03 pm

      No problem, Sandie! You are going to love Darcy's Botanicals products!