Monday, April 22, 2013

My Hair Care Regimen

Hair Facts
-Hair type 4a
-Hair length is bra strap length (bsl)
-Transitioning from relaxed to texlax
-My hair is very thick but its manageble

Pre-Poo once a week with Coconut oil or Honey and Extra virgin olive oil(EVOO)

Shampoo once a week with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo

Clarify once a month with Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Creamy Aloe Shampoo

Deep Condition once a week with Elasta QP DPR 11 Deep Penetrating Conditioner w/ oils or Mixed Chicks

Co-Wash (if needed) with VO5 Moisture milk w/ oils or Herbal Essence Hello Hydration w/ oils
ORS Replenishing Conditioner(light protein)

Leave in Conditioner
Cantu Shea Butter Leave- in
Aphogee Leave in

Moisturizer every night with Elasta Qp Mango Butter & Olive Oil and seal with coconut oil

Moisturize my new growth daily with my moisturizing spritz which consist of aloe vera juice, glycerin, jojoba oil, avocado oil, rosemary essential oil and rose water

Protein treatment once a month with ORS Hair Mayo (moderate) w/ oils or Aphogee  keratin 2 minute reconstructor (light-can be done weekly)

-I stretch my relaxer at least 6 months or more

-I use Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Relaxer (box kit)

-I use a heat pass once a month

-I wear protective styles as often as possible

-Air dry (always)

-I oil my scalp every other day with castor oil

Heat Protector
Tresseme Heat protector

Different types of Oil that i use:
1.Vegetable Glycerin
2.JBCO(Jamaican Black castor oil) or Castor oil
3.Sweet almond oil
4.Coconut oil
5.Avocado oil
6.Jojoba oil
7.EVOO(Extra virgin olive oil)

Hair goal is to be Hip length.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tips On How To Start Your Hair Journey

1.Start with a fresh trim. Clip any damage ends.

2.Look at the products you are using already. Do your research and find out what ingredient are good for your hair and which ones are bad. For example, check your shampoo and if you see sulfates in it, you can use it as a clarifying shampoo. Don't use products that contain mineral oil or petroleum in it, it will only coat your hair not moisturize it.

3.Deep condition at least once a week.

4.Find the balance between protein and moisture. Protein strengthen the hair, while moisturizing locks in moisture. If  your not protein sensitive you should do protein treatment whenever needed.

5.Keep your hair moisturize. You must moisturize daily with a water base moisturizer and seal it with a light oil.

6.Use a wide tooth comb or a denman brush to detangle your hair. Make sure you start from the bottom and work your way up to the root.

7.At night PLEASE use a satin or silk scarf, pillowcase, or bonnet.

8.Wear protective styles which include high bun, twist out, wigs, braid out, braids, etc. Just make sure your ends are protected.

9.Limit the use of direct heat.

10.Learn the difference between breakage and shredding. Your hair should shed at least 100 strands a day. Also when your hair shed you should see a white bulb at the end, if you don't see the white bulb it mean its breakage.

11.And last but not least you need to start a hair journal. Start taking pictures and start documenting the products your are using in your hair. You will need to go threw a trial and error. You need to see what products work for you and what products don't work for you.

Be Consistence and Be Patient

Good Luck

Monday, April 8, 2013

Why i started my hair journey

I started my hair care journey in 2012 because after years of abuse from flat irons and blow dryer, my hair suffered some breakage. I didn't notice the breakage right away because i never really care to pay close attention to my hair. I neglected my hair for all those years and then one day while viewing a picture of myself i notice that my hair look shorter. I begin doing excessive research on black hair care. At one point all the research became a little overwhelming. But i pace myself and took a lot of notes. Then i came across the book "The science of black hair" where i learned how to build a hair regimen. Then the rest is history after that i learned how to take care of my hair inside and out.