Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Hair Regimen - 10 Months Post Relaxer



Wash Routine

Every Two Weeks
  • Section hair into four parts
  • Spritz one section with water and then apply Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque mixed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil to use to detangle. Do the detangling with my fingers. Click here to learn how I finger detangle.
  • When all sections are done, cover hair with plastic cap and thick knitted cap for at least 30 mins.
  • Rinse off
  • Co-wash hair with a mixture of Tresemme Natural Conditioner and water  (1 oz TN to 2 oz H20) in an applicator bottle, shake and apply to scalp. Co-wash scalp and then wash hair strands. Rinse off.
  • Deep Condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque and Extra Virgin Olive Oil for at least an hour, cover hair with plastic cap and thick knitted cap.
  • Prior to washing DC out, remove cap, and leave off for 15 mins
  • Apply a palmful of Tresemme Natural Conditioner, and leave for at least 2 mins, then rinse off
  • Do final rinse with half a cup of COLD Aloe Vera Juice to seal in moisture.
Once a month (end of month)
  • Do an Amla and Brahmi Treatment for at 2 hours. Tutorial available on YouTube channel : DiscoveringNatural
  • Shampoo hair with  Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo (sulfate-free). 
  • Deep Condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque and Extra Virgin Olive Oil for at least 2 hours or overnight, cover hair with plastic cap and thick knitted cap.
  • Prior to washing DC out, remove cap, and leave off for 15 mins
  • Apply a palmful of Tresemme Natural Conditioner, and leave for at least 2 mins, then rinse off
  • Do final rinse with half a cup of COLD Aloe Vera Juice to seal in moisture.

Post-Wash Routine
  • Apply Castor Oil to scalp, massage scalp.
  • Apply my Special Leave In Mix or use Paul Mitchell Conditioner (Generic)
  • Apply Oil to ends and seal with my Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
Choice of Styler

Check out my Hair Gallery for all the styles I have ever worn.

During the week Maintenance Routine
  • Spritz hair lightly with Water
  • Apply my Natural Oil Mix
  • Apply Shea Moisture Curl Enhanced Smoothie.
  • Apply Castor Oil to edges and nape at least 3 times a week
  • If hair is not protected, do a baggy mid week.
Night Routine
  • Always wear a satin bonnet, and use satin pillowcase

8 comments:

  1. The pictures of your hair attached to this post are FABULOUS!! Really nice!

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  2. Your hair style is sassy and funky. Girl you are rocking that hair! That will be Faith Next hair-do!

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    1. Thanks, Buky! I love it! Remind me next time I do Faith's hair. I can just see her in this style!

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  3. wonderful post, I want to make sure I understand or read correctly for your wash day...you pre-poo with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque and go back and deep condition with the same product? If I am correct, why deep condition and pre-poo? why not one or the other instead? thank you
    cb

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    1. That is a good question. Let me clarify. For my "Every Two Weeks", when I do my pre-poo, I use just a finger-full of SMDTM and a lot of EVOO. I need more of the benefits of the oil now versus the masque. I like adding the masque because I have gotten better results when I do that. For the deep conditioning, I use a lot of SMDTM, like 4 finger-full and a little of EVOO. I need more benefits of the masque now vesus the oil. Why do both... because (1) Doing a pre-poo, gives me a protective shield for when I wash my hair (2) Doing a Deep condition helps a lot with retaining my moisture level way after the wash process has ended. It has worked this way for me so far, and that is why my transitioning has been quite stressfree.....most times.

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  4. Looking good and I love that style on you, its really cute!

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    1. Thanks! I love it too.. At least it keeps my hands out of my hair for a while. I do miss my hair, though. At least I still get to play in the girls' hair. LOL!

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