Monday, 19 September 2016

My hair regimen

I try to keep my hair regimen as simple as possible with very few products. I used to be a product junkie but one thing I have learned over the years is that products and brands don't matter, as long as you use natural oils, avoid heavily processed / chemically unsafe products and maintain consistency in your regimen.

Basically, my weekly regimen is as follows:

1) Washing: I pre-poo with coconut oil and then wash my hair in sections with a sulfate-free shampoo. Currently I am using HASK Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo, you can find it at any Clicks store, it is sulfate-free and smells really good.

2) Conditioning: I deep condition with mayonnaise (yes, any type of mayo will do! It doesn't have to be hair mayo!). Although many naturals advise against over using protein treatments I have found that my hair really loves it, it's a lot easier to manage after a protein treatment. I basically apply a large amount of mayo onto my damp hair and put on a plastic cap and leave for an hour.  I rinse it off with just plain water.

3) Moisturising: Depending on the weather and if I'm not feeling too lazy, I'd moisturise it once every two or 3 days. I use the LOC method and spray my hair using a spray bottle filled with water and a few drops of essentials oils (eucalyptus, mint or rosemary). To seal the moisture, I use either a home-made shea butter mix or home-made oil mix. I learned both recipes from other naturals on youtube, the recipes can be obtained on the following links:

Oil mix:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw6P8PJSK0Y
Shea butter mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Ok14CgADM  

4) Protective style / leave it alone. :-) I try to keep my hands off my hair most of the time so protective styles like crochet and twists really work for me.

Here are some photos (in no particular order) of my hair during my transition (sorry I can't find any big chop photos :-( ) :













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