28 December, 2011

My Hair Regimen


So, when I first went natural, I tried so many products with futile results. My hair was perpetually dry and I never seemed to get good results from products that I had read rave reviews about.I knew it was because my strands were clogged with so much junk that no product will get it moisturized (not even water!).

That is when I decided I was going to re-discover my hair. I follow naptural85 on YouTube and upon seeing her success with the Terressentials hair wash, I took the plunge and bought a bottle of it. Since using it, my coils are back and my hair is like I've never seen before...moisturized and naturally beautiful!

This is my current regimen:

  • I wash my hair every two weeks and when I do, I use the Terressentials Hair wash
  • After washing my hair, I might apply a leave-in if I feel that my hair needs it, in that case, I will use one of the three below:
    •  my Modified kimmaytube leave-in which consists of:
      • a mixture of equal parts Aloe Vera juice and Knot today leave-in.
    • or I might use the Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier
      • I like the above leave-in because it is light and I can use it a mid-week moisturizer
    • I might also use the Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
      • I love this especially when I'm planning to do a twist out. It gives me a nice but mild hold and enhances definition.
  •  On the other 2 weeks I don't wash my hair, I will rinse my hair with water and apply a conditioner and leave it in for 15 to 20 minutes (this serves as my Deep Conditioning treatment)
    • I use Aubrey Organics GPB (if I feel a need for a little protein)
    • or Aubrey organics Honeysuckle rose conditioner (great moisture!)
  •  Shea butter mixture : For sealing my hair. I'm light-handed on this as many of the leave-ins have added oil that can help with sealing too.
  • Henna: I Henna about once every month. I buy my henna from my local Indian store.
Styling:
  • I wear a lot of flat twist updos recently because I find that it is the easiest protective style for me since I have fine hair (individual twists look horrendous on me!)
  • I will leave my flat-twist in for about 5 day (I get really antsy) and then bun it for two days until it's time for my wash or DC.
  • I might wear the occasional twist-outs which I do by putting in 5 or 6 flat twists
  • I might occasionally wear my hair in a wash-and-go but only for a maximum of 2 days. Otherwise, detangling is a pain.
  • I only finger detangle this is after realizing that I don't have the capacity to be gentle with a tool like a comb; I end up pulling out all my hair. Finger detangling works really well, especially since using the Hair Wash.
I like this regimen a lot because all the products are natural, relatively inexpensive, time-saving and I treasure my hair much more since it's not so dry all the time.

XOXO,
~ChyChy

5 comments:

  1. Hi your regimen sounds great--nice and easy. Thanks for the tips. I hope to try some of these products soon, but will have to have them sent over to Paris. Take care!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. I hope you got the products. Sorry I'm just replying.

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  2. Your regiment is similar to mine expect I wash and deep condition every Sunday. I alternate weeks with a protein shampoo and conditioner and then the next with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. I am continuing to work in styling options since I alopecia (very thin crown area and one bald spot in the back of my head). It is challenging to style with these problems.

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  3. hey
    can you tell me the store to get those regiment of yours and within which price range? couse i love the way ur hair really look,

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