Update: Hair Care Regimen as of September 2017

2017 September Focal Hair Products and Tools

Products

  1. Cleansing prepoo: Pure O.N.E. Beauty Prepoo Hair Mud Mask (either the apple cider vinegar version or the black soap version)
  2. Cleanser when cleansing prepoo will not suffice: Soultanicals Soulvedic Strands Poo Bar
  3. Chelating shampoo once a month: HairPrint Chelating Shampoo
  4. Rinse: organic rice water (for protein, strength, and silkiness . . . NOT to be done on protein treatment days)
  5. Protein treatment as needed: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler (from Sally’s)
  6. Deep conditioner #1: Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intense Hydration Masque
  7. Deep conditioner #2: Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic
  8. Deep conditioner #3: Soultanicals Fro Despair, Vitamin Hair Repair Mega DC
  9. Hydrator: aloe Vera juice
  10. Sealant: Jakeala Shea Amla Parfait (in the peachy scent of the Jakeala cowash bar)
  11. Gel: EarthTones Naturals Gelly
  12. Edge care: Asha & Miel Edge Genesis ULTRA Oil
  13. Oil / growth stimulant: CurlyProverbz DIY Ayurvedic Hair Growth Oil
  14. Oil / finisher: Broccoli seed oil (for, e.g., taking down twists, extra sealing of ends, etc.)
  15. Setting foaming lotion: Nairobi Wrapp-It Shine Foaming Lotion
  16. Heat protectant and straightening serum: IC Fantasia Hair Polisher Heat Protectant Straightening Serum

Tools

  1. 6-10 Goody Ouchless small updo barrettes (for leaving the hair sectioned throughout wash and style day)
  2. KareCo Tangle Buster brush
  3. Rat tail comb for parting
  4. Morrocco Method hair scissors for (a) cutting out knots and (b) searching and destroying
  5. GVP Pro 1800 hand-held dryer (because it is not too hot to be used with the HairFlair)
  6. Plastic processing caps (for deep conditioning, doing the GHE method, etc.)
  7. Thermal cap for deep conditioning
  8. Slap Cap
  9. HairFlair (to attach to hand-held dryer to dry wash-and-go’s, dry rollers sets, deep condition, etc.)
  10. 4-8 Elastic ribbon strips for banding my hair (to stretch out my wash-and-go’s or to keep my hair stretched overnight)
  11. Silk sleep cap
  12. Conair “Lift Me” pick for blending parts, lifting roots, etc.
  13. Conair Wave Clips for wavy sets
  14. Spiral Rods for spirally sets
  15. Turbie microfiber towel for drying hair with minimal frizzing

Regimen

Every 3-7 days do the following:

  1. Section hair with Goody Ouchless small updo barrettes (6-10 sections, depending on the pending hairstyle)
  2. Apply cleansing prepoo for 45 minutes
  3. Detangle with KareCo Tangle Buster brush, using a spray bottle of water to moisten prepoo-saturated sections of hair in the process
  4. If needed, cleanse (with Soultanicals Soulvedic Strands Poo Bar) or chelate (with HairPrint Chelating Shampoo)
  5. Rinse with hot water to open the cuticles for the pending organic fermented rice water rinse
  6. Spray scalp and hair with organic fermented rice water, leaving it in for 15-30 minutes
  7. Rinse out the organic rice water with cold water to seal in the goodies from the organic rice water
  8. Deep condition with either (1) Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intense Hydration Masque or (2) Soultanicals Afrotastic Curl Elastic or (3) Soultanicals Fro Despair, Vitamin Hair Repair Mega DC or (4) Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner.
  9. Rinse deep conditioner out with cold water, then for deep hydration, saturate the hair with aloe Vera juice
  10. Seal with Jakeala Shea Amla Parfait
  11. Optional: Style (and further seal) with EarthTones Naturals Gelly
  12. Stimulate edge growth by applying Asha & Miel Edge Genesis ULTRA Oil
  13. Stimulate hair growth by, on Sundays and Tuesdays and Fridays, applying CurlyProverbz DIY Hair Growth Oil and massaging it in with a scalp massager for 5 minutes

Styling

  1. Wash-and-go low-hanging ponytail puff
  2. Twists under wig or DIY hair clips
  3. (Flat) twist out
    https://youtu.be/A21LJdONpfg
  4. Elongated wash and go
  5. Conair Wave Clips set

Older Hair Care Regimen, from 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
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