Natural Hair Care Routine: Type 3a/b/c and 4c

I get a lot of questions about the products on use on my hair and the girls hair. The truth is I made my own hair care products. My rule with my hair products is if I can’t pronounce it or eat it out the bottle I won’t put in my hair. If I won’t put it in my mouth… I won’t put it on my hair or the girls hair.

I am by no means an expert on natural hair care I simply wish to share the knowledge I’ve gained over 12 years of caring for my oldest daughters Type 3a/b hair and my type 4c hair

I started making my own Hair care products when my youngest daughters food allergies caused her to go bald at 3 months after applying my home made hair care products Christy has hair to middle of her back

I have a very detailed an diligent routine that I apply to the girls as well as myself

I recently began my Big Chop Journey

I’m currently in my 2nd month and have been using my homemade spray and NEW hot oil treatment that I’m revealing in this post my results have been phenomenal

I have EDGES AND DEFINED CURLS ON 4c hair🙌🏾

So without Further a-due here are my recipes and hair care tips:

The spray

“The spray” I use a detangler, style, moisturizer, everything before I style our hair I spray it with this spray. The spray is mostly oils with a little Listerine (Listerine cleans the shaft of the hair allowing oils to deeper penetrate the hair) my mother in law taught me this trick and I’ve used this as my “secret” ingredient for 2 years I only add one capful to the mixture but it’s so necessary I can tell when I don’t add the Listerine to the bottle… here’s the ingredients

In a utility spray bottle (any size I use a 20oz spray bottle and it last us about 2-3 weeks filling it up)

– 1/4 cup of coconut oil

-1/2 cup aloe juice (you can find it Walmart about $7)

-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

-1/4 cup Jamaican Castor oil

– 3 table spoons conditioner (any brand)

-1/4 cup avocado oil

1 cap of Listerine (the original one.. the plain brown)

– 3/4 cup of water

– a few drops of an essential oil just to make it smell good I use lavender… keep those people calm.. from the ROOT OF THE HAIR 🤣🤣

I place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and let them simmer for a few minutes just make them all friends then i let it get cool enough to put in the spray bottle. Add water so the spray isn’t so viscous… clogging the bottle is the worst😕 also I shop at places where I can buy my oils in bulk… I’m cheap🤷🏾‍♀️ so the spray is essential. Brooke is 12 so she pretty much does her own hair but I make sure it’s moist. I straighten her hair twice a year for a length check and to Clip the ends. Most of the time she just keeps it moist by using the spray twice a day once in the morning and once before bed and styles her hair protective she sleeps with her hair in a bun

Wash Routine

I Cowash Christy and I hair every 2 weeks.

I just have a regular cowash routine.. however I do have deep conditioning regime:

I blow dry my hair a little just to open the shaft I learned from YouTube and my natural hair friends to do a Porosity test and discovered that my hair loves heat.. it needs a little heat to hold in the moisture so I blow dry my hair for about a minute then apply to my sectioned hair a mixture of

Coconut oil, olive oil and conditioner (I used sauve 🤷🏾‍♀️ coconut conditioner) slather your head with the mixture, I put a produce bag on my head and my sleep cap and I watched Rupal’s drag race… during the commercial breaks I would blow dry my head.. so I’d say keep the cap and conditioner on for about an hour blow drying intermittently (unless you have a hooded dryer then just sit underneath that about 45-hour) just get some heat and time in. The results were amazing

Protective styles:

For myself I found Bantu knot tutorial and I keep my hair in Bantu knots. The knots not only protect by binding the shaft oils they create curls and I don’t have to comb my hair for a day or two. The longer the Bantu knots stay in the better the curl definition

I only wear my hair “down” once or twice a week other than that I keep it moist (I spray my hair in the morning I “wake it up” with a few sprays from the bottle then I stimulate my hair with my fingers and spray again till saturated if the Bantu knots are in I spray them too and then apply my wrap. I then spray again before bed and that’s the only up keep for me.

1. Spray in the morning (stimulate and brush)

2. Wrap

3. Spray at night (stimulate and brush)

Protective style for toddler:

For both Christy and Brooke growing up I simply style their hair in braids or ponytails. Christy’s hair requires more oils and moisture so I style her hair normally Sunday night, Wednesday and Friday morning:

Sunday I typically let her hair be free or a puff

Haircuts

Brooke gets a haircuts every 4-6 months

Christy trim ends every 6 months and I do the same

These are all my tips let me know what you try and what you find helpful!

6 comments

    • YAYYYYYYYYYY THANK YOU FOR THIS COMMENT🙌🏾🙌🏾 it’s truly been a journey and I’ve learned you don’t need a lot of cash just consistency in keeping the care of your hair. I’m so glad you found this useful

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  1. Who knew Listerine could be a magic ingredient for a natural hardware routine? Loved the post. I’ve been natural since 2015, and I’m always on the look out for new things to try

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  2. I’ve needed a post like this for such a long time. I have not long done the big shop too. Not only that but I’ve been struggling with my daughters hair, it just seems to hold moisture either that or it eats it. I’ll be using these tip and see how it goes.
    Shout out to for always coming through with the informative posts😊😊

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    • Thank you so much for reading I just wanted to share I know it’s something I see come up in mom groups is multiracial hair care.. you can spend an arm and a leg if you don’t know just where to start thank you again for reading🤗🤗

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