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Kinky Hair Routine for Growth, Moisture, and Detangling

Out of all of the natural hair types, kinky hair (4b/4c) has a tight curl pattern, experiences a hard time retaining moisture, has 20%-75% shrinkage, and is prone to tangling, matting, and breakage if not taken care of properly. Despite its characteristics, kinky hair is gorgeous! It just requires special care that can be accomplished with a unique haircare routine. Follow this 14-Day Kinky Hair Routine to grow, restore, nourish, moisturize and detangle your beautiful kinky hair.

Hair Care Methods

A) L.O.C. (Liquid, Oil, Cream) Method

The L.O.C. Method is the best technique to moisturize natural hair because it layers hair products in an order that maximizes the retention of moisture. This method is composed of first hydrating your hair with either water in a spray bottle or a liquid leave-in-conditioner. Secondly, spritz a thin layer of hair oil to lock the water molecules in. Lastly, apply a creamy moisturizer to seal the moisture. The L.O.C. Method will be completed three times each week.

The best liquids and leave-in-conditioners for kinky hair are EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner, Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Leave In Conditioner, Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler, and Cantu Salon Size Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream.

               

The best hair oils for this method are coconut oil, jojoba oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, olive oil, and avocado oil.

                 

The best hair creams for kinky hair are Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter;  As I Am’s DoubleButter Cream and Carols Daughter Coco Creme Coil Enhancing Moisture Butter.

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B) Gorgeous Growth Routine

Our recommended hair growth routine is composed of applying a hair growth oil to your scalp and/or edges. Wild Hair Growth Oil and Manetabolism Growth Oil contains essential oils for hair growth. You will complete this routine four times each week.

     

C) Detangle

Detangling kinky hair can prevent breakage, helps retain hair length, and prevents matting. To detangle your hair, use a detangler hair product, comb your ends with a wide-tooth comb first and work your way to the top. Our recommended detangler hair products are Aunt Jackie’s Knot On My Watch, Instant Leave-in Detangling Therapy and Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler. Typically, you only need to detangle once a week before you wash your hair, but feel free to do it as often as its needed.

D) Co-Wash

Since shampoo can strip your hair of moisture, co-washing your hair is an important part of a kinky hair care routine. To co-wash your hair wet your hair first and then apply the conditioner. After that, massage the conditioner throughout your hair and then comb it. Lastly, wash out the conditioner and allow your hair to air dry. You can use your typical conditioner or buy a conditioner that is specifically for co-washing. Our recommended co-wash products are Pantene Deep Hydrating Co-Wash for Natural and Curly Hair and Eden BODYWORKS Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash. You should co-wash once a week.

E) Shampoo & Deep Condition

Shampooing kinky hair is necessary for cleansing and deep conditioning kinky hair is essential to seal in moisture and to prevent breakage. After shampooing your hair, allow your deep conditioner to sit for 15-30 minutes before washing it out. You will shampoo and deep condition once every two weeks. Our recommended shampoos are Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo, Alikay Naturals Moisturizing Black Soap Shampoo, and Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves and Naturals Clean-N-Curly Shampoo. Our recommended deep conditioners are Neutrogena Triple Moisture Replenishing Deep Recovery Hair Mask and Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque.

  

F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine: Satin Scarf & Silk/Satin Pillow

It is important to protect your hair while you are sleeping so that you don’t dry out your hair and cause breakage. Wearing a satin scarf and sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase every night allows your hair to retain moisture and prevents tangling, shedding and thinning.

14-Day Kinky Hair Routine

Follow this 14-day natural hair routine for kinky hair that will lead to hair growth, amazing moisturization, and prevent detangling. *If your hair gets dry in between the L.O.C. Method days, feel free to apply a little leave-in-conditioner to maintain moisture.*

Day 1 Routine
  • A) L.O.C. (Liquid, Oil, Cream) Method
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 2 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 3 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 4 Routine
  • A) L.O.C. (Liquid, Oil, Cream) Method
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 5 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 6 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 7 Routine
  • C) Detangle
  • D) Co-Wash
  • A) L.O.C. (Liquid, Oil, Cream) Method
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 8 Routine
  • A) L.O.C. (Liquid, Oil, Cream) Method
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 9 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 10 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 11 Routine
  • A) L.O.C. (Liquid, Oil, Cream) Method
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 12 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 13 Routine
  • B) Gorgeous Growth Routine
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine
Day 14 Routine
  • C) Detangle
  • E) Shampoo & Deep Condition
  • A) L.O.C. (Liquid, Oil, Cream) Method
  • F) Sophisticated Sleep Routine

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