Hi all! As you may have noticed, I've transitioned to natural so my regimen has changed a bit. To make it easier to navigate, I have created separate pages for my relaxed hair regimen (posted here).
*Recaps for every wash are posted on Wednesday,including products, process, and results. All my wash day recaps are posted here.
By spraying my hair with water + glycerin to soften and detangle, then apply either oil or a rinse out moisturizing conditioner on top.
Once or twice a week with a cheapy, rinse out conditioner or Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash
• DEEP CONDITION
Once a week with a moisturizing deep conditioner and use heat via my heat caps or steamer for minimum 30 minutes.
Once a month with Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo to remove product build up and mineral build up.
With my fingers while applying conditioner, in the shower, and be styling. With a seamless comb when necessary depending on the style.
• LEAVE-INS & STYLING
Before styling, I apply leave-in conditioner, serum to seal in moisture, and then a styler for hold when doing a twist out or braid out, I'm still learning how to style my natural hair and I like to keep things simple so I'm pretty boring when it comes to styling my hair. The styles I reply on are twist outs, high puffs, marley twists, and my least favorite, braid outs.
Straight Hair Regimen
• Shampoo to remove product build up for smoother, lighter results
• Deep condition with a moisturizing deep conditioner (my favorites are listed below)
• Stretch hair by twisting it and letting it dry for at least an hour
• Apply heat protectant leave-ins: Paul Mitchell Mirrorsmooth High Gloss Primer & Organix Brazillian Keratin Anti-breakage Serum
• Blow dry my hair with my handle-less dyer on the cold setting
• Flat iron my hair using the "brush chase" method with my modified Denman brush, pictured here
You can view my straightened natural hair recaps + pics here
One A Day, fish oil, b-complex
I trim 1/2 - 1 inch when I straighten my hair to remove single strand knots. And also whenever I notice thin looking ends when I've twisted my hair. Basically, if it looks thin, it has got to go.
Deep Conditioners & Cheapy Conditioners
Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle – cheapy conditioner
Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner – cheapy conditioner
Moisturizers, Leave-In Conditioners & Stylers
Serums & Heat Protectants
Paul Mitchell Mirrorsmooth High Gloss Primer
Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
Grapeseed oil (my numero uno sealing oil)
Vitamin E oil
Essential oils: eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, peppermint
Coffee (normally Folgers Instant)