Okay…right to it. As promised, I’m gonna share with you some of the products I use on my hair. Remember I did say I’m still in the experimental phase and that in order for me to understand what my hair likes, I’m trying a few products at a time right? RIGHT! I also mentioned here that I’ll share with you what I use and how right? RIGHT!
I won’t go into a lot of detail here because I done laid it down on my previous post for ya. So here we go
For SCALP HEALTH I cleanse my scalp and hair to avoid blocked ‘pores’ and build up from oil / products using any one of the below cleansers once a month in rotation, depending on how my hair feels. I’ll probably have these for over a year. That’s just how little I use them…I’m loving the Afro Dew – African Black Soap Shampoo though, it’s my fav out of the 3. Each to their own though.
The other three weeks in the month I use the below rinse off conditioners to co-wash (conditioner wash) my hair. I’m particularly obsessed with the Tresseme Botanique, has slip for daaaaaays and does the job when cleansing yet also keeping my hair juicy and super moisturized. I use it quite a lot, it’s a detangling dream. I can’t imagine what I’d do without this product. Did I meantion how my coils pop after using it? Yup. It does the things
When MOISTURIZING (PS: I looooove this step btw)…I first make sure I deep condition my hair with every wash. About three times a month with a moisturizing / hydrating deep conditioner and at least once a month with a protein replenishing treatment. All depending ofcourse on what my hair wants (PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HAIR). When it’s brittle and breaking = it needs protein, when its dry and dull, it needs moisture. So It’s important to pay attention. The below are my absolute favs in this step (I’m yet to try DIY). Oh and I keep the product in my hair under a shower cap and hot towel for an hour before washing it out with lukewarm…almost cold water.
After rinsing out my deep conditioner, I wait for my hair to get to a sort of damp kinda dry, not crisp dry (80% dry) if you get what I mean 🙂 before I put on a bit of leave in conditioner, which is the L in my LCO method (explained here)
(PS: I ran out of Aunt Jackie’s – Quench, which is an absolute fav)
I then use a cream / butter (i.e. the C in my LCO method) when the leave in conditioner has been sufficiently absorbed into my hair. I work it in with my hands really…the below are my winter butters. I know these are pretty heavy butters but they work for this here season.
After that I then SEAL in all that goodness with an oil which is the O in my LCO method. I use different kinds of oils depending on what my hair feels like and how I’ll be wearing my hair that day.
PS: The centre (unlabelled) glass jar is my own homemade concoction. I had whipped up a mixture of unrefined organic coconut oil, 100% raw shea butter, EVOO & Grapeseed Oil if I remember correctly. I’ve had this for a while. A gem of a mixture I tell you.
For daily maintenance, I just spritz my hair with my spritz mixture (ingredients mentioned here) in the mornings and the LCO method in the evenings.
Lastly…I use the below shower cap when deep conditioning, scalp massager to massage my scalp and to detangle and the satin head scarf to protect my hair at night-time.
That’s about it. Remember to let it fro and let it grow. Health first, length later. Shrinkage is a SUPERPOWER!!!