How To Find a Good Haircare Routine


Ready to craft a haircare routine to help you reach your hair goals? You certainly can! But you must follow a defined process to arrive at your perfect routine. And that’s what we’ll help you do in this article. Let’s get right into it!

Step 1: Get to Know Your Hair Type

Do you have curly, straight, wavy, or kinky hair? Is it type 1, type 2, type 3, or type 4? Every hair type has different nuances and needs. Here’s a quick rundown of the main hair types:

Type 1 (Straight hair)

  • 1A, 1B, 1C

Type 2 (Wavy hair)

  • 2A, 2B, 2C

Type 3 (Curly hair)

  • 3A, 3B, 3C

Type 4 (Kinky hair)

  • 4A, 4B, 4C

Type 1 and type 2 hair are loosely textured and struggle with oiliness, while type 3 and type 4 hair are more heavily textured and tend to be coarser and dry. But remember that, even so, every head of hair is different. Do as much research as possible about your specific hair type to inform your choices for the rest of the process.

Step 2: Determine Your Goals

What do you want to achieve with your haircare routine? Are you hoping to repair damage, preserve your hair’s current health status, or something else entirely? Your answer to this question will greatly affect your final haircare routine. Here are a few common hair goals:

  • Repair hair damage

  • Moisturize and hydrate the hair

  • Get longer hair

  • Improve scalp health

  • Maintain your hair color

  • Increase hair thickness

  • Enhance your natural hair texture

  • Reverse hair loss

You may have several hair goals – so don’t be afraid to choose multiple.

Step 3: Choose the Right Products for Your Hair Type and Goals

Now, it’s time to spend a few coins. What hair product should be part of your hair routine? The answer to this question depends on your hair type and goals. For instance, if you have curly hair and want to increase your hair’s moisture levels, you’ll want to prioritize products that impart moisture – a rich conditioner, hydrating deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner, oils, etc.

If you’re unsure whether a product would work for your hair, read the label and do some internet research to learn more about it. And if you try the product and don’t like it, stop using it and search for another. Trial and error is a big part of formulating a winning hair care routine.

Don’t forget to consider your hair’s porosity – learn about that in this article.

Step 4: Plan Out Your Wash Day Routine

Your wash day routine is crucial to the success of your overall routine. It’s when you wash, condition, prep, and style your hair. Think about how you want to approach this. Here are a few wash day items you may want to include:  

  • Shampoo (every two days to a week)

  • Condition (every wash, unless deep conditioning)

  • Deep condition (one to 4 times a month for dry hair/rejuvenation)

  • Hot oil treatment (as needed)

  • Use leave-in conditioner (after every conditioning session and as needed)

  • Detangler (during every detangling session)

  • Pre-poo (before shampooing – only for fragile or dry hair)

At a minimum, we recommend shampooing, conditioning, and using a leave-in conditioner. Feel free to incorporate the other steps as needed.

So, there you have it – how to find a good haircare routine. We hope you found all the information you were looking for. Leave-in conditioner is central to virtually every hair care routine – check out Daily Dose if you want to treat your hair to the best one. Best of luck cultivating a hair care routine that works for your hair!  



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.


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