If you want better skin, you must develop and follow a skincare routine. If you want a better body, you must develop and follow a workout routine. So if you want longer, healthier hair, you must develop and follow a hair care routine, or a hair care regimen. A hair care regimen can help you figure out your hair. When your hair care is placed on a schedule, your hair is much more manageable, and you can take better care of your hair and prevent damage, all things that are necessary if you want to grow long hair.
If you take the I’ll care for my hair when I feel like it approach, I think you’re much more likely to neglect your hair. When you neglect your hair, you’ll experience a higher instance of knots, tangles and all out hair disasters. You must set aside time and make the commitment to take care of your hair.
In a way, creating a hair care regimen is like setting small goals each day, week, month, and so on, and by creating those small goals, you’re much more likely to follow them and see a major change in the health of your hair. I started seeing major changes in my hair when I made a hair care regimen and stuck to the plan. I think anyone who wants to grow long hair should have a weekly, monthly and yearly hair care regimen. Keep reading to find out what kinds of things you should be doing to your hair each week, month and over the course of a year.
Weekly Hair Care Regimen
A weekly hair routine is nothing more than a set of goals that you follow each day to ensure that your hair stays healthy and strong as it grows longer. Each week you should be doing certain things to your hair, such as co-washing or moisturizing your hair in between washes, no matter your hair type. Here is a sample weekly hair care regimen, but keep in mind that this will vary greatly based on your hair type and individual hair care needs.
Sunday: Detangle Hair, Clarify Hair, Style
Monday: Wear a protective style
Tuesday: Continue to wear protective style and moisturize hair
Wednesday: Continue to wear protective style and moisturize hair
Thursday: Co-wash hair and style
Friday: Continue to wear protective style
Saturday: Continue to wear protective style and moisturize hair
Monthly Hair Care Regimen
For your monthly hair care regimen, I suggest focusing on the current problems you’re having with your hair, and set goals that you’d like to achieve for that particular month. Your monthly hair care “goals” should include the hair products and hair care practices you’ll use to alleviate any problems you‘re experiencing with your hair.
For instance, if you’re suffering from extreme dryness as the summer months turn to fall, you should us products and tools that will help you address and overcome your dryness issues during that particular month. Even if you aren’t experiencing problems, your monthly hair care goals should include products and practices that allow you to maintain problem free hair. Here is an example of monthly hair care goals.
What Are My Hair Challenges This Month: Dryness and single strand knots
What Will I Use to Cleanse My Hair: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo
What Will I Use to Condition My Hair: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
What Will I Use to Deep Condition My Hair: Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque
What Will I Use to Detangle My Hair: Olive oil
How Often Will I Protective Style and What Kind of Protective Styles Will I Wear: Protective style 4 days each week with a simple bun
What Hair Tools Will I Use: Fingers and wide-tooth comb
If I Use Heat Tools, How Often Will I Use Them: No more than twice a month, and always use heat protectant prior to use
Yearly Hair Care Regimen
Your yearly hair care regimen should include hair care practices that are necessary for long, healthy hair, but practices that you wouldn’t necessarily do on a weekly or monthly basis. This may include things such as trimming or strengthening your hair, but of course it will vary from person to person. Here is an example of a yearly hair care regimen.
January: Strengthen hair with protein treatment and continue Fall/Winter hair care regimen
February: Continue Fall/Winter hair care regimen
March: Strengthen hair with protein treatment and transition into Spring/Summer hair care regimen
April: Trim hair, continue Spring/Summer hair care regimen
May: Strengthen hair with protein and continue to follow Spring/Summer hair care regimen
June: Continue Spring/Summer hair care regimen
July: Strengthen hair with protein and continue Spring/Summer hair care regimen
August: Trim hair and continue Spring/Summer hair care regimen
September: Strengthen hair with protein treatment and transition into Fall/Winter hair care regimen
October: Continue to follow Fall/Winter hair care regimen
November: Strengthen hair with protein treatment and continue Fall/Winter hair care regimen
December: Trim hair and Continue to follow Fall/Winter hair care regimen