My Hair Regimen
Hair Philosophy: Less is More.
Hair Treatment: I give my hair a hot oil treatment every Thursday night with the hot oil recipe.
Shampoo: I shampoo my hair every Friday morning with a non-sulfate shampoo. Most times I use my own concoction. Once a month I shampoo with baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Condition: I co-wash hair twice per week when my hair is 12 weeks post relaxer. I use Porosity Control Conditioner or my own concoction. For a good ‘under the kitchen sink’ kind of condition for my hair, I use Avocado and Honey. For a gooey, sticky, natural protein conditioner I use Molasses and Eggs. It makes my hair silky and soft.
Deep Condition: There are times when I use my homemade concoctions and they work just as well. However, in my bathroom cupboard are two deep conditioners: Motions CPR and ORS Hair Mayonnaise. I can’t wait to try Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Protein Conditioner.
Product Must Have: Baking Soda, Apple Cider Vinegar and Castor Oil without them my cupboard feels empty.
Favorite Hair Moisturizer In Order of Preference: ORS Carrot Oil for the first four weeks after processing, S-Curl Activator for the last four weeks before re-touch. Normally I do not use moisturizers if I did a good job with the deep conditioner.
Favorite Oils In Order of Preference: Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lavender Oil.
Products I would love to use and why? : Jamaica Black Castor Oil Moisturizing Shampoo with Shea Butter by Tropic Isle. To quote from their site the shampoo “contains no sulphates, parabens and other potentially harmful chemicals. It’s made of Jamaican Black Castor Oil and other organic and natural ingredients such as, aloe vera, Jamaican pimento oil and shea butter. All these ingredients, together, give our shampoo the moisturizing and stimulating benefits dried out hair truly needs.” Can’t wait to use it!
Hair Relaxer: Affirm
Products on the Black List and why: Doo Grow Protein Deep Conditioner made my hair feel like straw and not even a deep moisturizing conditioner could get it back supple until after three weeks of constant moisture. Not the fault of the product I am sure, it was just not a right fit for my hair.
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