Following a hair regimen is important to maintain hair growth and a healthy scalp. So using the right products is just as important. Many people think that most products are suitable for your hair and that it doesn’t really matter what you use. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Using the wrong products can have a bad impact on your hair resulting in damage. Which is why I am very selective about what products I include in my hair care regimen.
A little information about my hair: it’s relaxed. I’ve been using relaxers for many years now and even though I have tried switching to natural, I end up relaxing because my hair is so difficult to manage. I don’t do it often; maybe 2-3 times a year depending on how much growth I have and whether it’s manageable.
Throughout the years I have used many products from different companies. Some were ok and others were not suitable for my hair type ( very dry, tangles easily ). I recently discovered Phyto Specifics, a hair care brand that formulates products specially made for black hair that is either natural or relaxed. It’s been a little more over a month since I started using Phyto Specifics and I’m loving it! Their products are mostly plant based which is great and I find that they do have a positive effect on my relaxed hair.
This is the regimen I follow on wash days:
First I shampoo my hair with Phyto Specific Deep Repairing Shampoo. I alternate between that and Phyto Specific Cleansing Care Cream which is basically used in Co-washing days.
I follow with conditioner and once a week i use Phyto Specific Ultra-Smoothing Mask which nourishes my hair and makes it stronger and shinier reducing frizz. It contains Methiosil and Sea Lavender which strengthens the hair and Narcissus Wax which shines and softens.
After that I apply a few drops of Phyto Specific Baobab Oil on my towel dried damp hair. It instantly reduces frizz and locks in moisture. It contains a blend of nourishing oils such as baobab, shea, castor, roucou and karanja oils. Did I also mention that you can also use it on your skin? I love the fact that it is a multipurpose oil.
I then proceed to blowdrying my hair but before that I always make sure to use a heat protectant. Phyto Specific’s Thermoperfect 8 heat protectant is smoothing protecting serum that is lightweight and non greasy. It is by far the best protectant I have used and it doesn’t leave my hair “crispy”. After blowing my hair is shiny and bouncy.
Relaxers can really damage hair and after years of use I have noticed that one side my head has thinner edges. I have been using Phyto Specific’s Phytotraxil Anti-Thinning spray on my edges,3 times/week after drying my hair and there is a noticeable difference. It is a rejuvenating hair treatment for severe, localized and traction hair thinning due to weaving, braiding, relaxing, or blow drying. It has a list of powerful ingredients and a blend of oils that help promote hair growth. You can find the full list of ingredients on their website.
Last I finish off with a moisturizing styling cream. During the day I use Phyto Specific Moisturizing Styling Balm that hydrates my hair and restores shine. Its consistency is light and it smells amazing! It also contains Quinoa oil, Rice wax and Marshamallow extract that nourish your hair.
At night before bed I apply a tiny amount of Phyto Specific Ultra-Repair Night Treatment. Its rich in Omega 3 and keratin microcapsules that revitalize and repair my hair while I sleep. I end up waking up with softer more supple hair that is also healthy.
Have you tried Phyto Specific? I’d love to know what is your hair care routine?