Build Your Own Regimen



1. Develop a hair regimen and stick to it!

I was once a product junkie to but once I started to take time and see what actually worked for my hair thats when I decided to see major changes in length and health. For a basic regimen you will need:

1 Clarifying Shampoo
1 Moisturizing Shampoo
1 Moisturizing Deep Conditioner
1 Protein Deep Conditioner
A Leave-in Conditioner
1 Moisturizer
1 Natural Oil
1 Wide tooth comb for detangling – start at the ends and work your way up – less breakage will occur.

1 Satin/Silk Scarf and/or Satin Bonnet to ease friction while sleeping

2. Moisturize and Seal your Hair Daily

Unfortunately, I suffer from dry hair. By moisturizing and sealing daily I am able to cut down on breakage so I can ultimately retain length and my hair feels soft.

3. Limit The Use of Direct Heat

I use heat about once a month (for my aphogee protein treament). Other than that it is a rare occasion where you would catch me blow drying or flat ironing my hair. Back in the day I use to do this once a week if not every day. Making this change has definately contributed to the health of my hair today.

4. Keep Moisture & Protein Balance in Check!

Hair is made up of 2 things: Protein & Moisture. Chemicals and or products that are put into hair can cause an imbalance of the two. That’s why it is important to have products that contain protein while others that are without and are soley for moisturizing purposes. Being that my hair is protein sensitive, I do a heavy protein treatment (Aphogee) once a month while I dedicate the rest of the month to what my hair loves most: MOISTURE!

See Also  Mineral Oil & Your Hair

5. Protect that Hair!

Protective styles include bunning, braid-outs, twist-outs, cornrows etc.!!!!!! PSA!!!!!!!!!: Wearing sew-ins, weaves, and or wigs protect the hair as well. But make sure you are taking care of the hair underneath it.

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About author



Hi, my name is Erickah and I am the founder of Audacity to be You(nique). I have been on my hair journey since 2009, and what a ride it has been. My hair has been through many stages of relaxed, transitioning, to where I am currently - Natural. Being confident in your own skin is the message I like to promote. Ultimately, we should all love being you(nique).


  1. Cicely J aka Curly Lox 15 December, 2011 at 20:07 Reply

    Great tips. However, I have found that co-washing is way better for my prone-to-drying hair than shampooing. I shampoo only once every 3 weeks and co-wash once a week. Less frizz, no tangles (I also use a detangler/conditioner mix I concocted)

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  3. Anonymous 20 March, 2014 at 04:53 Reply

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
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  4. Yolanda Suarez 6 March, 2016 at 05:30 Reply

    Hi! I love your tips, thanks for sharing, as my hair is also dry prone, what can I do for moisturizing daily? I’m trying to washing it only once a week, but I don’t know how to moisturizing daily without water. Thanks 🙂

  5. Lordina 23 May, 2016 at 13:27 Reply

    My hair keeps coming off when i unbraid knowing perfectly that my hair has increased by an inch or two but when i comb i go back to the same level. What do i do
    Please reply
    Thank you

  6. Anonymous 14 June, 2016 at 13:04 Reply

    My hair also keeps going back to the same length after unbraiding. Can u please help me with that?…which hair product will u suggest for dry prone natural hair.. brand names please.. thank you

  7. Josephine Osei 20 July, 2016 at 18:27 Reply

    My hair is so Stubborn! OMG!
    I started growing it last year somewhere in May.
    It’s still the same ? while my other colleagues are growing theirs xo lively. Pls help ?

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