My Hair Regimen

Monday, March 17, 2008
Last Revised July 1, 2015:

My regimen consists of a moisture/protein balance! I'm really focused on keeping my regimen as simple and easy as possible. My wash days are Sundays/Mondays and Thursdays.

Sundays/Mondays :
→ Prepoo with a light protein for 15-20mins with a heat cap, rinse
→ Shampoo
→ Deep Condition with a moisturizing conditioner for 25-30mins with heat, rinse
→ Apply Leave ins and lightly comb through
→ Air dry with the Scarf Method.
→ Moisturize and seal then I apply JBCO to my scalp in sections (optional)

Thursday Nights:
→ Deep Condition on dry hair with a moisturizing treatment/oil for 25-30mins.
→ Co-wash with a Moisturizing Conditioner
→ Apply Leave-ins and lightly comb through
→ Air dry with the Scarf Method
→ Moisturize and seal then I apply JBCO to my scalp in sections (optional)

Saturdays:
→ Co-wash with a cheapie moisturizing conditioner
→ Apply leave-ins
→ Air dry in twists/bun or Blow dry on cool air.
→ Moisturize and seal then I apply JBCO to my scalp in sections

Daily:
→ Moisturize in sections & Seal in sections. Bun my hair.

Others:
- Relax every 10-14 weeks
- Dust ends with every relaxer  - Dust/trim when needed (approx every 4-6months)
- Only baggy when ends are dry
- Light Protein Treatment 1x/week
- Clarify 1-2x/month
- Black Tea Rinse (when needed)
- Wear protective styles 99% all the time (buns).
- Humidify (at night) during Winter Months

Products:

Shampoo:
- Creme of Nature Argan Oil Shampoo
- Creme of Nature Straight From Eden Hydrating Shampoo

Clarifying Shampoo:
- Ion Clarifying Shampoo

Protein Treatment/Conditioner:
- Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
- Affirm 5 in 1 Reconstructor
- ORS Replenishing Conditioner
- ION Reconstructor

Moisturizing Deep Conditioners:
- Keracare Humecto (Tub)
- Creme of Nature Extreme Moisture Conditioner
- Creme of Nature Straight From Eden Nourishing Conditioner

Leave-In Conditioner:
- S-Curl
- Creme of Nature Straight From Eden Detangling Leave-in Treatment

Moisturizer:
- S-Curl
- Eden Body Works Coconut Soufflè
- Water and Glycerin mix (Summer time)

Sealants:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Jojoba Oil

Scalp Oil:
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Deep Conditioner Additions:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Virgin Coconut Oil

Heat Protectant/Serum:
- One n Only Argan oil
- TRESemmè Keratin Smooth Spray

Gel:
- Fantasia IC Gel w/ Sparkelites
- ORS Edge Control
- Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges
- Eco Styler

Co-wash Moisturizing Conditioner:
- Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner
- Aussie Miraculously Smooth
- Herbal Essences Replenishing Conditioner

Relaxer Prep:
- Base my scalp with Hollywood Beauty Castor Oil or JBCO
- Apply Roux Porosity Control to previously relaxed hair
- Coat previously relaxed hair with Vaseline or DAX

Relaxer:
- ORS Olive Oil Lye Normal Strength (20-25mins)

Neutralizing Shampoo:
- Motions Oil Moisturizer Neutralizing Shampoo

Useful Tip :  I mainly finger comb my hair, moisturize & seal then style. I barely use combs. Low manipulation is the key!!



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