Figuring out a natural hair care routine can be confusing. We’re all different, but there are natural hair care rules that apply to everyone. Our 7-step natural hair care routine will support your scalp and hair strands, helping you grow your hair faster, thicker and healthier.
Step 1. Stimulate and Exfoliate Your Scalp
Scalp care is just like skin care, and your scalp is ground zero for your natural hair care routine. Use a stimulating scalp scrub containing natural ingredients that will exfoliate dead cells, moisturise your scalp and nourish precious hair follicles, helping you grow your hair faster, thicker and healthier.
Hibiscus flowers and pink Himalayan salt gently remove build-up so your hair can flourish. They also help reduce dandruff flakes and itching. We love using invigorating essential oils, such as peppermint oil. It leaves a fresh scent and stimulates the scalp for faster hair growth. Scalp scrubs that contain coconut oil can reduce symptoms of skin disorders like dandruff and psoriasis, and castor oil softens and provides shine to new hair.
Step 2. Choose Natural Shampoo for Hair Growth
The right shampoo is the next step on your journey towards growing your hair faster, thicker and healthier. Choose a natural shampoo formulated to promote hair growth and steer clear of ingredients that could hinder your progress.
You need a shampoo that doesn’t contain synthetic ingredients:
- No sulphates (SLS) – They strip natural oils and stifle hair follicles, causing hair fall.
- No silicones – Silicones coat the hair shaft and cause build-up on the scalp and hair.
- No DMDMs – They are drying preservatives that are currently being investigated in several class action lawsuits alleging they cause hair loss.
- No synthetic perfumes or dyes – synthetic fragrance is a catch-all term for up to 3,999 chemicals that don’t have to be listed on the ingredients label. That makes it pretty hard to keep track of what’s really in your shampoo.
If you struggle with hair loss or want thick hair, you need a routine shampoo for thinning hair. Look for a product with ingredients that promote hair growth and support scalp health:
- Coconut milk – A strengthening ingredient that nourishes the scalp.
- Rosemary oil – An excellent stimulant for helping grow hair faster, thicker and healthier, and used widely in the Mediterranean. Rosemary oil boosts circulation, helping hair follicles from being starved of blood supply, dying off, and potentially leading to further hair loss. Rosemary is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which helps with itching and dry scalp.
- Caffeine – Encourages blood flow to the scalp, which nourishes the follicles and helps your hair grow to its greatest potential.
Step 3. Use Nourishing Conditioner in Your Natural Hair Regimen
Conditioner is the 101 for keeping your hair soft and flexible for better hair growth.
Many people don’t realise that long hair is all about preventing breakage. If your hair grows half an inch per month but a quarter breaks off every two weeks, you’re not getting far.
Seek out natural, organic ingredients that protect your hair:
- Coconut Oil – A natural fatty acid that penetrates the hair shaft and improves the structure.
- Sesame Oil – Softens and nurtures hair. Great for treating alopecia and encouraging hair growth.
- Lavender Flower Oil – A beautiful scent that leaves your hair soft and fresh.
Step 4. Avoid Terry Cloth in Your Hair Routine Steps
Great, so you’ve washed your hair, and it’s feeling gorgeous, but then you reach for the terry cloth towel. STOP! You’re about to undo all your hard work.
The friction of terry cloth ruffles the cuticles on your hair strands. It also saps out moisture, making your hair susceptible to breakage. Instead, reuse or recycle a soft cotton t-shirt or invest in a microfibre towel to prevent breakage.
Step 5. Hydrate Hair with Leave-in Conditioner and Hair Oil
The next step in your natural haircare routine is using a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair hydrated. Apply from mid-lengths through to the ends when hair is still wet. We recommend using a small amount of our Natural Hair Growth Conditioner on wet ends to help with detangling.
Afterwards, seal the conditioner with a lightweight oil for hair growth. It’s challenging to see how much oil you’re using on wet hair, and you don’t want to make it greasy after it’s washed. Apply sparingly to dry hair to ensure you use the right amount.
Hint: Need a deep conditioning treatment? Use our Hair & Body Tri-Serum to saturate your strands and moisturise your scalp. Apply to wet or dry hair. Leave on overnight, then shampoo out.
Step 6. Detangle to Prevent Hair Breakage
Good hair care isn’t only for wash days. Looking after your hair is easy once you get these simple habits under your belt.
First of all, never, and we repeat, never rake a plastic hair brush from the roots to the ends. Brushing your hair from root to tip when it’s wet is also a no-no because it stretches and weakens the hair shaft.
If you have curly hair, use a wide-tooth comb to gently detangle it when it’s wet. Straight and wavies should ensure the strands are dry, as they can stretch and break when wet.
Hint: Choose a wooden comb or boar bristle brush and detangle from the ends to the roots, taking care to untangle any snags. Taking care to prevent breakage will help you grow your hair faster, thicker and healthier.
Step 7. Nutrition & Stress Management: The Final Key to growing your hair faster, thicker and healthier
Your natural hair care routine won’t work to its full potential unless you care for your body from within. Nutrition and stress management are vital for fast-growing, thick, healthy hair.
Stress puts your body into fight-or-flight mode, directing nutrients to organs for survival. That means blood flows away from your scalp and pushes the hair growth cycle into the resting phase. How can you have great hair if your hair follicles are starved of nutrients or oxygen? Answer: you can’t!
Nutrition & Stress Reduction Tips For Healthy Hair
- Eat a diet rich in Iron, Vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, Selenium and Zinc. – Nuts, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, fish, berries, mushrooms, avocado and fortified cereals (no GMOs please).
- Fruit and veg. – Eat local, in-season veggies for high-nutritional value.
- Get enough protein. – Hair is 85% protein!
- Destress using alternative methods. – Go for a walk, meditate, and choose activities you enjoy. Do things that get you out of that busy mind and connect to your body. We love to use artistic projects and gardening as a form of meditation.
Go Natural in Your Daily Hair Care Routine
A great natural hair care routine will help grow your hair faster, thicker and healthier. Here’s a recap:
Step 1. Stimulate and exfoliate your scalp.
Step 2. Choose natural shampoo with nourishing ingredients that support hair growth.
Step 3. Condition to prevent breakage.
Step 4. Avoid terry cloth towels.
Step 5. Use a leave-in conditioner and hair oil to keep your hair hydrated in between styling and wash days.
Step 6. Ditch your plastic bristle brush and detangle from ends to roots.
Step 7. Use nutrition and stress management to maximise and support your hair growth journey.