Monday, May 13, 2013

To build a healthy hair care regimen, you will need:

Moisturizing shampoo- A good moisturizing shampoo that do not contain sodium/ammonium lauryl sulfates and will not leave your hair feeling stripped. It should be used once a week.
Products: Shea moisture moisture retention shampoo, Moroccanoil moisture repair(expensive), Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo, Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo, etc.

Clarifying/ Chelating shampoo- Clarifying shampoos strip the hair of product buildup and are great for starting the hair off fresh each month. Your hair will and should feel squeaky clean after clarifying. Chelating shampoo removes mineral deposit from hard water. This should be used once a month. Products: VO5, ORS Creamy Aloe shampoo , any shampoo with sulfate.

Moisturizing Conditioners- Great for co-washing (just washing your hair with conditioner) It should be done whenever your hair feel a little dry between shampooing.
Products:VO5 moisture milk, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration, Moroccanoil moisture repair conditioner(expensive), etc.

Protein based conditioner/treatment- Protein-based conditioners and treatments are used for rebuilding the hair, and work best when followed by moisturizing deep conditioners to restore moisture and pliability to the hair. Protein treatment can range from light to heavy. light to moderate protein treatment should be done once a week or once a month. Heavy protein treatment should be don't every 6 weeks.
Light- Aphogee 2 minute Reconstructor, ORS replenishing conditioner
Moderate- Organic Root Stimulator hair mayonnaise
Heavy- Aphogee 2 step treatment and this is followed with a balancing moisturizer


Moisturizing Deep conditioner- Contains no protein. A moisturizing conditioner will follow your moisturizing shampoo at every wash. I recommend deep conditioning for as long as you want. Some times i leave it on for several hours.You should do it once a week, with heat (hooded dryer)or without heat. Invest in a lot of conditioning caps.
Products:Elasta QP DPR-11, Mixed chicks, Macadamia natural oil deep repair masque, Neutrogena triple moisture deep recovery hair mask, etc.

Leave in conditioner- light protein. Leave-ins usually help with detangling after shampooing and conditioning. Products:Aphogee pro vitamin leave in conditioner, Cantu Shea butter leave in, Mixed chicks leave in, neutrogena triple moisture silk touch leave in, etc.

Moisturizer- Must be water based. Used daily with a light oil to seal. Products:Elasta QP olive oil and mango butter, ORS olive oil moisturizing lotion, Luster's S-curl no drip activator moisturizer, etc.

Oils- Light oils great for sealing and adding moisture after moisturizer. Coconut oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil and Castor oil (a little thick) Note: all the oil are 100%

Tools your going to need
-Wide tooth comb
-Denman brush
-Boars brush
-Satin/Silk scarf, bonnet or pillowcase