My Hair Regimen

As you have noticed going through my posts, my regime and products have changed and I'm now settling with my chosen staple products below. Check the Hair Care Products category for more on these products. My regimen is kept as natural as possible because my hair deserves that pampering from all those years of damaging care. Here are my simple products:

Current routine - 1/2016
W - Wash day (every 14 days or 30 days in protective style)
H - Hot Oil Treatment (every wash day)
P - Protein / Conditioning (every wash day)
C - Clarify (every month)
T - Trim (every 6 months)

Daily moisturiser
Water + My Shea Butter/Almond Oil
Twisting Creme:  My Shea butter  Gel: My Flaxseed Gel
Edges: T444Z Pomade
Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo
Conditioner + avocado oil
Moisture: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner, Giovanni's, Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative
Protein: Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise, Shea Moisture Anti-Breakage Masque
Leave-in: Lusters S-CURL Activator
Detangler: Kinky Curly Knot Today/Giovannis Direct Leave-in
Hot Oil Treatment
In my applicator bottle: jamaican black castor oil (75%), jojoba oil (20%) and rosemary oil (5%).
Other treatments
Avocado and Olive Oil Hair Mask
Bentonite Clay Detox

Other things I do:
- Airdry every single time and cover my hair in satin scarf at nighttime
- My Go-To protective style: Mini twists! (See my videos)

-Aphrodite Heat Cap
-Wilkinsons Showercap with cotton insulation

All stages of my wash day routines are done in sections unless I want crazy tangles.  I learned my lesson when I washed my hair without any sectioning.
0) The night before: I prepoo my hair with coconut oil - softens up and conditions the hair in prep for detangling! I then use my applicator bottle with my Hot Oil mix to oil my scalp. This is left on the whole night until morning and it leaves me with super moisturised hair.
1) I detangle before anything: I fill in my spray bottle (with detangler & a little water) as my detangling liquid. I finger detangle. After detangling in section, I twist it up the sections in mid-sized twists.
3) I shampoo my hair in the twisted sections to keep my hair from retangling. It's a disaster otherwise.
4) Then I dry my hair with a shirt, apply conditioner and leave it for 30 mins-1 hr.
5) I rinse it all out and with a final cold rinse and I am done.
6) I apply my leave-in and seal with almond oil. I apply castor oil to my ends and let it air dry into beautiful curls with a twist out or bantu knot out. This helps it to stretch out for any style during the week. The prepoo is a must I learned, as I definitely feel the difference in softness and ease of detangling!

*I buy my oils from e-Bay.

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(Information about natural oils as preservatives: ''Essential oils are natural substances that are powerful preservatives, but are not extensively used to preserve cosmetic products. They are derived from flowers, leaves, grasses, and woody plants. The first indications of their antiseptic properties were uncovered during the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century in France when tens of thousands of men, women, and children perished. During this time it was observed that workers in perfume factories were almost completely immune to this disease. )

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