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.
  • 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.



  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!

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

  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.

  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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