Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Hair Washing Regimen

These plaits are the same ones I wash, condition,
and protect in. The ones in  front are smaller
because I wear them out with my kufis. 

Since I have read a few books on black hair or afro textured hair, and since I have hit the natural hair cross road, I have modified my hair regimen. Now I love Cathy Howse and Chicoro and what they had to say about black hair. I took what they say and my own experiences and came up with my own hair washing regimen.

  • Wash- I use Kinky Curly come clean shampoo. I am going to start alternating shampoo because using one shampoo will leave behind build up. I wash my hair while it is in 20 plaits. 
  • Deep Condition- I use Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. Sometimes I mix Palmer's Protein packs, jojoba oil, emu oil, or some other thing to enhance my deep condition. No, I no longer use instant conditioners. I smooth the conditioner on my hair in a downward direction and I braid the plaits back. I either put on a shower cap or I sit under my hair steamer. I alternate.
  • Moisturize- I use Kimmaytube's Leave-In on my wet hair. I put my whipped shea butter over top of that. While doing this I smooth my hair in a downward direction to lay down my cuticles and I plait the plaits back. For moisture during the week I randomly hair steam.
  • Protect- Since I plait my hair back it is already protected. When ever I wear hats of Kufis I wear a satian bonnet or scarf under it. 
My hair washing regimen. 

 My Regimen Scheduled

This calender is my hair washing regimen. I wash and dc my hair every 3 days. Yes that is about 121 times a year. I know that is a lot but I have the time and I want to try something different. The pink squares is when wash and dc. The pink and orange is where I add protein to my dc. I am trying to get my hair to the protein moisture balance that is critical for hair retention. I am always on the hunt for new shampoos and dc's to try. If you have any suggestions let me know. 

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