Our Routine & Products

Our Routine:

After trying several techniques and products for several months, I was able to come up with a hair routine.    

Our routine starts by pre-pooing her hair using either warm Extra Virgin Olive Oil or 100% Coconut Oil.  Lately, I have been using Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a bit of Castor Oil.  I let the warm oil sit on her hair for at least twenty minutes and then I proceed to wash her hair using Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisturizing Shampoo.  

What is a Pre-Poo Treatment you may ask? 

     Well, Pre-Poo stands for "pre-shampoo treatment" that can be done with oils or conditioners.  I pre-poo her hair when I have to repeat the shampooing step more than once in order to remove all product build up and/or dirt from her hair.   Ms. Bree's hair is normally dry, excessive use of shampoo on her hair can strip the strands, making the hair more delicate. 

*You can pre-poo the hair by using oils as Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil or you can use conditioners like My Honeychild Olive You.   

I then condition her hair by using Herbal Essence None of Your Frizziness.  I "finger" detangle her hair and keep it in sections in order to prevent the hair from becoming tangled again.  Rinse each section out carefully.  

After our washing routine 90% of the time I band her hair so that I may style it the next day.


Second Washing Session: Deep Conditioning 

After I shampoo her hair with the moisturizing shampoo, I apply a deep conditioner.  I always use Bee Mine Bee-u-ti-ful Deep Conditioner, place a cap and let it sit for 25 minutes.  

Then I rinse her hair out and banded in order to style the hair the following day. 

Third Washing Session: Co-Washing

During this session, I do not use shampoo of any kind, I simply wash her hair using conditioner only.   Then band and style her hair like I normally would.

Fourth Washing Session: Protein Treatment (if need it, if not I DC her hair again)

I shampoo her hair like I normally would and then I do a Protein Treatment.  Rinse out the protein treatment then I band her hair and style it the next day.

Then the following washing session I start by pre-pooing her hair and I start all over again.  


* I pre-poo her hair with oils before washing with shampoo;
* After washing her hair, I include a deep conditioning treatment;
* I co-wash by using conditioner only;
* I end our cycle by adding a Protein Treatment to our washing session.

Please keep in mind that this is the routine that has worked for Ms. Bree's hair.  Sometimes I may skip the protein treatment if I see her hair is good in the protein department.   And I always deep conditioned her hair as need it, even if it means deep conditioning her hair once a week.

If Ms. Bree has a protective style, (i.e. Box Braids, Cornrows, Twists) I wash her hair with the style in.  However, I do skip two steps, the Pre-Poo and Protein Treatment.  Once I take her protective style out I pre-poo her hair.  

All of the products we use:


  • Creme of Nature- Argan Oil Moisturizing Shampoo.


  • Herbal Essence None of Your Frizzness;
  • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
  • Suave Moroccan Argan Oil Infusion- Shine Conditioner

Deep Treatment Conditioners:

  • Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment 
  • Bee Mine Bee.u.ti.ful Deep Conditioner 
Oils I use:
  • Cream of Nature Oil Treatment, with Argan Oil from Morocco
  • 100% Castor Oil
  • 100% Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil- 100% (Virgin or Extra Virgin)

Styling Products I must have:

Styling Gels  

  • Eco Styler Argan Oil Styling Gel;
  • Creme of Nature Argan Oil- Perfect Edges

NOTE: So far, the conditioner that works best for me to detangle her hair is the Herbal Essence Conditioner, remember, these are products I feel that have worked for her hair.  

1 comment:

  1. I SWEAR by herbal essence hello hydration conditioner. it's the only one that makes both my and my daughters hair (we have different textures - hers closer to a 4a and mine a 2/3) feel so soft. and ive tried several more expensive brands and nothing has beaten HE's conditioner.