My Hair Regimen 2019

Hey, natural moms!! Raise your hand if you’re like me and neglect your hair because you’re a mom…I’ll wait…………Uh huh, exactly as I thought, most of you put all your energy into child rearing and forget about you. I’m with you,girl.

With Amani self care went out the window. I was raised by a single mom who worked and neglected her social life a lot. So to prove I was a good mom, I did the same. A year into that, I was like “Nah, I have to breathe. So I started figuring out how to make myself feel better when I can’t go out. So I went natural in 2013. I started off really strong dedicating alot of money and time to getting my hair in check.

Fast forward and I have Avery,who is a HANDFUL and I don’t have time for hair. But when I do try to tame the bird’s nest on my head, I keep the same regimen as I did 6 years ago. As tight as my budget for myself is, I managed to get a couple new hair products,some I’ve used faithfully and a couple new things. I’m a product junkie, so definitely tell me what you’re using on your and how you use it.

Pre poo(prepping the hair with product before wash. This step makes the hair more pliable for washing.

I usually use use a cheap conditioner by VO5 for pre poo but I think I have found a holy grail with Creme of Nature’s Clay and Charcoal prepp treatment. I’ve heard good things about the detoxifying benefits of charcoal so I wanted in. OMG, it immediately softens the curls before the hair is even clean. It goes on smooth and has a slight detergent smell but I loved it. I section my hair into six and apply the product generously to each section.

Then I cover with a plastic cap and headscarf for ten minutes. Enough time to make sure Avery isn’t destroying something or annoying his sister.


I rinse out the pre poo, then apply a shampoo. I love ORS’s Monoi Oil Anti Breakage Leave In cream. It doubles as a deep conditioner, which is the next step. I never used the shampoo or conditioner that’s in the same product line. I like good slip in my shampoo and this shampoo has meh slip. It is sooo hard to squeeze out the conditioner from the bottle because it’s really thick. It should have been in a jar. But just after shampooing, I noticed less breakage as promised. Because of my neglect I had a lot of breakage. Yes, I’d use this shampoo and conditioner again.


Because of aforementioned breakage, I needed a protein conditioner. It helps with breakage by strengthening the hair shaft. I normally use ORS Hair Mayo but I needed something powerful so I turned to Aphogee’s 2 Step Protein Treatment. It’s watery in consistency which apparently is good for my low porosity hair but ut hardens in the hair fast so apply quick ly. I left it on for 10 minutes and it took quite a bit of rinsing to make sure it was out. I don’t think I’ll use it again, the hardening of my hair was not cool.

I applied the ORS Monoi Oil Anti Breakage conditioner(see previous picture)because protein conditioners really dry your hair out and you need to replace that moisture. Im not going to lie, I love this line because the packaging is my favorite color but the products are very good. I love that there are no overwhelming scents and it’s not expensive. I use a lot of products on my hair and I don’t want competing smells on it.

I usually leave conditioner on my hair for around 30 minutes. Its covered in a plastic cap and head scarf. More time to check in with kids, scroll Twitter, or look up new Pinterest crockpot recipes. I have this multi tasking thing IN.THE.BAG.

The Big Finish:

After I rinse out conditioner, i add a leave in conditioner. Creme of Nature Argain Oil line is primo. Ive used the shampoo, intense conditioner,and curlxl creme but the leave in is my favorite. It makes the hair shiny, has a clean scent and the oil keeps it moisturized. It’s a liquid spray that yoh must shake to activate.

After that, I apply my oils which is usually Jamaican Black castor oil, extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil. The blend I’m currently using is JBCO, EVOO,and tea tree. All of them have excellent hair benefits including thickening of hair, antifungal properties, and moisture retention. If I’m not going to twist my hair right away, then I make six large cornrows and cover in my headscarf when I sleep.

I know this routine seems like a lot but your hair needs love and time and patience, just like your kids. If you have other methods of hair care, I’m all ears. Find me on IG, Facebook, and Twitter.Until next week!!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Dians Memoir says:

    your hair looks pretty healthy


    1. mommyincolor says:

      Thank you. But I will admit I had lots of postpartum shedding and even lost hair around my edges. I love my hair and I want to bring it back to life. Thanks for visiting!


      1. Dians Memoir says:

        Postpartum Shedding is real. I’m dealing with the same thing.

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      2. mommyincolor says:

        May I ask, what are using to treat it? I used Jamaican Black castor oil and took a biotin supplement. My edge hair grew back in a couple of weeks.


      3. Dians Memoir says:

        Absolutely nothing. I just let it be. coconut oil sometimes in my whole hair including my edges. They are not growing back 😂😂😂😂

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  2. I’m not a mom, but… taking care of curly hair is such a chore either way!!! Especially when.. I don’t know how it is where you live, but over here where I live it isn’t very common, so people think it’s a weird thing to have curly hair and special products for it aren’t very common… I’ve always kind of struggled. And now my hair has been falling out in handfuls ;_; I’m not entirely sure what to do! BAH.

    I actually tried conditioner before shampoo, but it’s a no no for me. It frizzes and actually jumbles up into knots after I wash it if I don’t condition it! Curls can be tough, huh.

    Do you know of any natural stuff to prevent hair from falling out? Because I doubt I’d be able to get the same products half a world away, but I’m currently in a panic over the state of my hair and how much it’s falling out T_T

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    1. mommyincolor says:

      I’ve heard many curly girls complain about the lack of products in stores. You may have to order online. Some products that are good for breakage are ORS Hair Mayo, Aphogee 2 Step Reconstructor and Jamaican Black castor oil. I lost a lot of edge hair after having my son and the castor oil really did wonders. My son also lost hair in his first few months and I used the castor oil on him as well. Now his hair is thicker than before.


      1. I’ve heard that about castor oil, actually!

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