Natural Hair Wash Routine 4a/3c Texture

natural hair

I enjoy wearing my natural curls. It has taken some time to get my Natural Hair Routine down but I am very pleased with it. It is important to give your hair what it needs. Hair needs can often change. My hair has changed from being chemically processed to letting it grow out to a natural state.

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My hair has different textures as most do. The texture in the front is looser than the back. If you follow hair typing, my hair is mostly 4a and some parts are 3c and 4b. I see hair typing as a guide and not a rule. Hair typing is a way to see how your hair reacts after it has been washed and naturally dried. When you observe what state your hair is in after it is wet, it allows you to have a guide of what products to use to achieve optimal styling results.

I try to keep things as simple as possible. I wear a lot of protective styles. This makes things really easy. When I’m on the go or just feel like doing something different without causing damage to my natural hair, protective styling is my go to. My preferred method is wigs. I just love them.


Let’s talk about shampoo. I don’t use it. Well…I don’t use a traditional shampoo. I use a cleansing conditioner and a monthly cleansing mask. My scalp does not produce enough oil to warrant the use of traditional shampoo. Ditching the shampoo has drastically made a difference in the health of my hair. I wash my hair when needed. Depending on what type of natural style I’m doing. The products I use don’t dry out my hair or scalp. I like to use DevaCurl Decadence and Pantene Pro V for cleansing (co-wash). For my monthly cleansing mask I use a  mix of apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay (mixed as directed on the container).

Shampoo Routine



Keeping my hair tangle free and as moisturized as possible is always my goal. I condition every time I wash my hair, especially, if I am doing a cleansing mask. I like SheaMoisture products. I’ve used nearly all conditioners (pro and retail) by the brand. I have yet to find one that I did not like. My other favorite is Mielle, Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner. This product is really soothing to my scalp and leaves my hair feeling amazing. A little goes a long way. Once my hair is thoroughly saturated with conditioner I finger detangle. This makes things much easier when my hair is dry.

I deep condition my hair as needed. When I do a treatment I sit under a heated dryer for about 10 minutes. Sometimes I use a shower cap with a towel wrapped over to keep the heat from my scalp trapped in. The heat aids in allowing the deep conditioner to penetrate into the hair.

After cleansing and conditioning my hair I dry it with a t-shirt. While my hair is damp I spray it with a leave-in conditioning spray to prepare it for styling. I use The Mane Choice, Tropical Moringa, Daily Restorative Spray. Out of all the products in my Natural Hair Wash Routine I like this one the best. It smells really good and it works so well. Depending on what type of style I plan on doing, I use a heavier leave-in conditioner after the spray. I use SheaMoisture leave-in conditioners. I pretty much like them all.

Conditioner Routine

So that is my Natural Hair Wash Routine. If you have any questions regarding any of the products I use let me know 🙂

Thanks for hanging out today!

XO Terreana

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