Friday, 14 March 2014

How I Care For Texturised Hair

Hey guys,

I don't usually do hair posts because I don't do much in terms of styling. However, when it comes to maintaining and looking after my hair, I do a lot. Quite a few people have asked me what I do to my hair or if it's real so I'm gonna give you guys the lowdown on my hair. Start to Finish!

In these pictures my is hair is two weeks post, I texturised it after taking out my weave I had in for a month. I straightened my hair three days before taking these pictures. When straightening my hair, I focus on the roots because that's new growth and not the ends as they are literally straight already. Applying too much heat to the ends will increase breakage and split ends.

First, I'm going to talk you through how I moisturise my hair because that it is the most important part of my regime.
I start off with separating my hair into four sections, I start with the back and start moisturising. I mix leave-in conditioner, oil moisturiser, Jamaican black castor oil and argan oil in my hand (all coin sized amounts) and moisturise the ends and work my way up. When I've moisturised all the sections, I start again and grease my scalp with the oil moisturiser and use the black castor oil on the perimeter of my hair.

After fully moisturising, with my hair still in the four sections, I use a wide tooth comb and detangle my hair. When I've detangled the whole head, I use Hask's Argan Oil on the ends of my hair to make them feel and look healthier.

When the whole moisturising and detangling process is done, I split my hair into two sections and clip them up and let the moisturiser and all the oils settle in. I do this regime usually an hour or so before I go to bed and then I tie it up and wear a satin scarf to prevent breakage.

With my moisturising regime, I don't do it daily as my hair follicles would be too clogged up with oils so I aim to do it at least every two days. I use my Argan Oil on the ends of my hair everyday. I wash my hair weekly or at least a week and a half. I get very itchy scalp if I leave my hair longer than two weeks which is the main reason why I struggle to keep a weave in for longer than four weeks.

Below is a list of all the products I use for my hair! 

Back Row L-R | Africa's Best Oil Moisturiser | Organics by Africa's Best Olive Oil Shampoo Soft'N'Free Milk & Protein Olive Oil Sulfate Free 2 in 1 Conditioning Shampoo
Argan Oil Heat Defence Leave In Spray

Front Row L-R | Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil | Argan Oil Hair Treatment | Hask Argan Oil 
Organics by Africa's Best Olive Oil Leave-In Conditioner

First up is the Hask Argan Oil!
I use this mainly for the ends of my hair or for adding extra shine to my hair when straightening or blow drying. I've been using it for months and it's a great product, I'd recommend it anyone that has dry/dull hair. It makes my hair very smooth and my hair feels healthier especially when applying it straight after washing my hair.

Here I have the Argan Oil Hair Treatment. It has Moroccan argan oil extract which helps add extra moisture and healthiness. It is quite similar to the Hask Argan Oil and I use it more often because there's more in it. I use it the same way I use the Hask Argan Oil just more frequently.

Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Probably one of the best hair products for afro-textured hair, it's supposed to stimulate growth. I use it on the perimeter of my head to strengthen my hair around the edges as they are evidently shorter and weaker. This holy product has been thickening my hair like crazy, I love it! I also use it for my eyebrows before bed. I want them thicker!

Oil Moisturiser. My hair needs this. It's equivalent to food. I use it for the scalp and for the hair, I don't use it daily as it makes my hair quite heavy and limp. It definitely for those days that my hair is really dry or after washing.

Another Product from Argan Oil and it's the Heat Defence Leave In Spray. I always spray this generously all over my hair before blow drying/straightening/curling. It's always good to have some type of heat defence whether you're going to be straightening on a daily basis or doing just a weekly blow dry. Save those ends from becoming split ends, they're a pain to repair.

Organics by Africa's Best is probably one of my favourite hair brands, all their products have worked well in my hair. This leave-in conditioner is a newish addition, when the Motions leave-in conditioner finished, I couldn't wait to try this one out. It leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth. Whenever I do my full on moisturising regime, this is part of it, it adds that extra moisture. I also apply it to my hair after shampooing. . which leads me to . . . 

Shampoos! Whenever I do a thorough hair cleanse, I use the Organics Deep Conditioner (not pictured) and wash it out with the Organics Olive Oil Shampoo that has sulfate in it (which dries out my hair) but it gets the hair clean. After rinsing out that shampoo, I use the Soft'N'Free Sulfate Free Shampoo which restores the moisture that the Organics Shampoo took away. Both products work well together, I'm glad that I found out that sulfate was the substance that was drying out my hair and the solution was to find a shampoo that was free of it. When I want to just wash my hair normally, I only use the sulfate-free shampoo.

So that's my hair care post for you guys! If  you'd like me to do any other hair related posts here on FashionSquash, let me know, I'd love to!

Thanks for reading and I hope it's been helpful,

Jesslyn xo


  1. I also have texturised hair, & I also used to have a similar problem with my scalp but there is one easy way to fix it, just re-train your scalp. Your hair is used to being washed weekly so that's why it will itch, but if you keep your scalp moisturised and leave it for 2 weeks before washing it, by 6 weeks your scalp will get used to being washed every 2 weeks! Plus you're not supposed to wash your hair every week, as you're washing out the goodness your hair produces.

    1. Thanks for the advice, I've tried everything to keep the itching at a level I can handle however the thought of clogged pores doesn't do well with me. I know washing my hair weekly can dry it out but using the combination of products I use always helps bring back the moisture. When my hair was natural, I used to be able to leave it for 2 weeks but since texturising it, it needs to be conditioned/washed on a weekly basis, it's working for me at the moment!

  2. I love love love that you use all natural products! I've been looking for a post like this. I have super curly hair which equals super dry and processed hair. I in dire need of a great moisturizer, I will have to try the Organics leave in moisturizer for sure! Thanks for all the info! xo Ellese

    1. Yay, I'm glad my post helped you out. Always looks around and experiment, there's always a product out there! Definitely try out organics by africa's best, they're a great brand!

      Thanks for commenting xo

  3. You're so pretty! I love leave-in conditioners, and even though my hair texture is a lot different than yours (super straight, kind of thick), my hair routine is quite similar! :) Eva xo

    1. aww thanks, making me blush! Leave in conditioners are hair saviours! Followed your blog btw xo

  4. Sent this to my wife and she said she found it really useful!! Thanks for the really great how-to guide. Now im off to go get some new products for her!

    1. Haha I'm glad my post helped her out! All the products I use are amazing, I recommend them, happy you've gone out to buy them, totally worth the money!


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