My (Evolving) Hair Care Regimen

Hair Care Regimen as of October 29, 2016

Products

Detangling aids:

Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide and Soultanicals Knot Dressing Oil

Cleansers:

ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo OR
Shea Moisture’s Professional Clear Start Shampoo OR
Naturalicious Moroccan Rhassoul Clay wash/treatment . . .
depending upon the hair’s needs and pending treatments

Protein treatment:

Komaza Protein Hair Strengthener

Moisture-infusing deep conditioner:

Shea Moisture’s Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Masque

Leave-in (and steam in) conditioner that defines my curls:

DevaCurl Decadence Once Condition

Hair growth/health aids:

Netwurks Revitalizing Hair Spray and Netwurks Coconut Custard Pudding

Sealant:

Jojoba oil AND/OR
Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker (gel)

Tools

  1. Wet Brush (soon I will try a Kent detangling brush to see if it is healthier for the hair)
  2. Seamless Kent comb that is “medium-toothed” on one half and “finer-toothed” on the other half
  3. Disposable plastic conditioning caps
  4. Clothy, stretchy, Ouchless hair bands
  5. Plastic, brown, wider-than-bobby-pins type hair pins (from Sally’s Beauty)
  6. Blow dryer
  7. Sleep bonnet or slap cap

Regimen

NOTE: I alternate between Week A and Week B, and I alternate between Day A and a string of Day B’s.

Night and Day A
  1. At night, detangle on dry then damp hair using Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide and Soultanicals Knot Dressing Oil to do the “Funnel Method” of detangling (see YouTube)
  2. That same night, dry hair completely, then apply Komaza Protein Hair Strengthener following the bottle’s directions. DO NOT MANIPULATE THE HAIR (could cause breakage!).
  3. That same night, dry hair completely, then apply Shea Moisture’s Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Masque. Steam the DC in or wear a processing cap (30 minutes) and don either a thermal conditioning cap or sit under the dryer (30 minutes)
  4. That same night, install 8 twists into the hair, rinsing out the DC with cool water (do NOT, NOT, NOT DC overnight, based on my decision about information I learned from the Green Beauty YouTube channel). Pin the twists around the head to stretch them. Spray edges with Netwurks Revitalizing Spray. Don processing cap and bonnet and go to sleep.
  5. The next morning: Apply Netwurks Revitalizing Spray to edges. Style hair either as a ponytailed braid-out (heavily protect ends with moisture and gel) or a stretched wash-and-go, the latter following Onicia Muller’s technique on YouTube (see embedded video below).
Night and Day B
  1. At night: Apply Netwurks Revitalizing Spray to edges. With an Ouchless band, ponytail hair (if it’s not already). Place another Ouchless band on the end of the ponytail (to prevent tangle overnight). Don processing cap and bonnet and go to sleep.
  2. The next morning: Simply refresh style.

Week B: Repeat Week A except OMIT the Komaza protein treatment.

Styling

  1. Signature style: pony-tailed twist-out with bangs or tendrils
  2. Secondary style: stretched wash-and-go created via the technique below