How to build a hair regimen: products to buy

Hi everyone. Today, I will be continuing my series on building a hair regimen. Please read the first part in this series HERE.

Before I purchase any product, I do a lot of online research. I read the ingredients but more importantly, I read reviews. My favourite places to read reviews are from hair blogsWalgreens.com, Drugstore.com, Amazon.com, Sally’s Beauty, and Naturally Curly.  YouTube also has a good number of video reviews.

At the end of the day, however, deciding which products to purchase is still not always easy. In my opinion, there is a lot of trial and error. I have discovered that what some people rave about doesn’t always work for my hair. On the other hand, little-known products sometimes work. I have used some products which I loved in the beginning and ended up disliking it later. There are some I hated on first impression and never used again too. On the other hand, I have had bad/so-so impressions of some products and I fell in love with them later…and so on 😛

I think I have talked too much! 🙂 So, what products do you need to build a hair regimen?

  1. Oil(s):
    • Carrier oils. You can buy one oil to serve different functions (or as many oils as you wish):
      • As a pre-shampoo oil: I recommend coconut oil but any other absorbent oil (e.g olive oil or avocado oil). You can use it on its own or mix with your conditioner.
      • As an oil rinse.
      • To seal moisture into your hair.
    • Essential oil(s).
      • To soothe your scalp e.g tea tree and eucalyptus oil.
      • Aid hair growth e.g rosemary and lavender oil.
      • Hair treatment (edges, thinning hair) e.g rosemary, thyme, cedar wood, etc.
  2. Cleanser(s):
    • A weekly shampoo or cleansing conditioner.
    • You can also get a clarifying shampoo to use when you feel your hair needs a more thorough wash.
  3. Deep conditioner(s):
    • Protein conditioner (optional) – Learn more about protein conditioners HERE.
    • Moisturizing conditioner – to use on its own or after your protein conditioner.
  4. Leave-in conditioner
  5. Hair moisturizer
  6. Combs
  7. Satin bonnet/scarf/pillowcase

Read more

How to shop for good ingredients in hair products

How to shop for hair products part 1: basic products you need

How to shop for hair products part 2: Choosing a shampoo

How to shop for hair products part 3: buying a deep conditioner

Choosing a deep conditioner..the way it makes your hair feel!

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Optional products:

  1. Co-wash conditioner e.g Vo5 conditioners, Suave Naturals, Tresemme Naturals, etc.
  2. A detanging conditIoner
  3. Curling cream
  4. Detangling spray
  5. Hair butter
  6. Mist/Spray bottle
  7. Applicator Bottle
  8. Conditioning/processing caps
  9. Heating cap
  10. Hair Steamer
  11. Standing Dryer
  12. Flat iron
  13. Rollers, flexirods, satin rollers
  14. Heat protectant serum/spray
About the author
Dr Fomsky

Nigerian-born Dr Fomsky is a God-lover, a wife, a mom of three, a medical doctor by day. Plus she owns a Nigerian-based online hair product store called Sizzelle.
Dr Fomsky is very passionate about hair, skin and weight management. Since she's had her babies, she's been struggling to keep her weight and her tummy down!
At night, she likes to read books, write blog posts and leave comments on other blogs. She lives in Alberta, Canada and is also the author of Solving your relaxed hair breakage book .
DR FOMSKY'S HAIR TYPE: Relaxed hair, High porosity, Fine hair strands, low to moderate density
CURRENT HAIR LENGTH: Between shoulder and armpit length
FAVOURITE DEEP CONDITIONER: ??
LONG-TERM PLAN: Grow out the front and crown hair sections to match the length of the back and sides.

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2 Comments to How to build a hair regimen: products to buy

  1. Sammy says:

    Just discovered your blog and I’m enjoying!!! I’m checking out your Product reviews because I think you use great products with awesome ingredients.
    I too read several different forums of reviews before I make any hair purchases above $10. Amazon.com and target.com are some great places to read reviews also

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