CALLING ALL NATURALS, List Your Regimens Below!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Please share your secrets, methods and techniques on how YOU achieve soft, silky, defined curls (also state your hair type i.e. 2 a/b/c, 3 a/b/c, 4 a/b/c etc.).

Spill the beans on the oils, products, and home treatments that work for you!



Sunshyne

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24 comments

  1. My hair type is 4a/b. For my conditioner I use a mixture of pureed bananas (2 baby food jars), vitamin E, JBCO, coconut milk and honey and Herbal Essences reconditioning conditioner. I steam with this concoction for 30 minutes and my hair feels so soft afterword.

    My favorite leave in conditioner is Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries as well as Carol's Daughter Hair Milk.

    My favorite sealant is coconut oil. This always makes my hair extremely soft. It is definitely my favorite oil

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  2. Newly natural so I dno't have a definite regimen yet... but I'm commenting so I can subscribe to read responses!

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  3. Is there something you're not telling us Sunshyne? Getting that natural itch?

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  4. Sunshyne, are you gonna transition soon because you've been showing a lot of interest in natural hair lately lol. I'm also thinking about making the transition but im not sure yet because i want to reach BSL first.

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  5. Wash my hair 3x a week
    Day 1: Shampoo, DC with (EVOO, EVCO, Honey and any conditioner: HE, Suave, Aussie Moist) for about 1 hour or up 5 hour depending if I have to work

    Moisture with conditioner (Tresemme Curly Moisturezer Conditioner)
    Seal: EVCO

    Protective Style for Day/Night:
    2 Strand Twist

    Day 2/3: Co-Wash (I love these days)

    Co-Wash: White Rain Coconut Conditioner or Suave Coconut Conditioner

    DC (EVOO, EVCO, Honey, any conditioner: HE, Aussie Moist, Suave) for about 1 hour to up 5 hours depending if I have to work

    Moisture: (Tresemme Curly Moisturezer Conditioner)

    Seal: EVCO

    Protective Style: 2 Strand Twist Day/Night

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  6. hey Sunshyne OT, but how do you deal with your hair when you go gym. I am a relaxed head and find my hair gets so sweaty each time and causes so much breakage no matter what i do, I usually partially wrap my hair in a silk scarf? Help THANKS!! LOVVVING YOUR SITE :-)

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  7. Sunshyne, here's my routine and the products that I use. The most important thing that I have learned for my hair is that WATER IS THE BEST MOISTURIZER. Any moisturizers should be water based. That's my two cents and what works for my 4a with 3c tendencies hair. If you are considering going natural I would encourage you to do it!! While I keep my current styling routine simple I looove how versatile natural hair is and look forward to experimenting with new styles in the future. Good luck to you!!

    Wash 1 or 2 times per week depending upon weather, how much I have sweat, itchiness, etc.

    - Pantene Moisture Renewal Shampoo

    Co-wash Daily (or at least 3x per week) **Only comb hair with wide tooth comb while sopping wet and loaded with conditioner **

    - Pantene Moisture Renewal Conditioner

    - Aussie Moist Conditioner

    - Suave Humectant Conditioner

    Apply Leave-in & Gel then brush front of hair back and style hair into slicked back bun

    - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Cream

    - Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Gel

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  8. Hair Type: mostly 4a with some 3c in the back

    Monthly: shampoo with Nature's Gate Mandarin and Patchouli
    Bi-weekly: Deep condition with Africa's Best Hair Mayonaisse
    Weekly: Co-wash with Herbal Essence's Hello Hydration
    Moisturize: Cantu Shea Butter and Homemade Whipped Raw Shea Butter Mix (includes coconut oil, vitamin E oil, African Royale Hot Six Oil, castor oil, and jojoba oil)

    Hope this helps someone! :)
    www.youtube.com/cjanaew

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  9. I'm currently transitioning. My curls love ACV rinses, baking soda, and bentonite clay for cleansing. After doing one of these three my curls look great. Aussie Moist conditioner is THE TRUTH. Aphogee 2minute always stops breakage. Lacio Lacio detangles like a dream. And my Neutrogena or Organix serum keeps my hair feeling strong. I have a few other loves but these are the ones I don't think I could live without, lol.

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  10. I think my regimen is the most simplistic of all..

    I wash/condition once a week only. I use Creme Of Nature moisturizing shampoo (red label), lather twice. I towel dry, and then deep condition with HE Hello Hydration conditioner. I might add some oil when I feel like it, coconut, jojoba, olive, or whatever combo I mix up.

    After that I rinse and two strand twist my hair with a drop of HE Totally Twisted conditioner on each section and a bit of coconut oil to seal. I sit under the dryer for about half an hour for some high speed drying, then sleep on it. In the morning I unravel and the style lasts me until the next wash day.

    SO basically, I use three products and they work like a charm.

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  11. Hair Type 4a :

    I Wash once every 2 weeks with Suave Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo

    Follow that up with Suave Almond and Shea Butter Conditioner

    Detangle and deep condition with either ORS replenishing or ORS Hair Mayo.

    Leave either on for an hour.

    Rinse with cold water

    apply extra virgin coconut oil to hair and scalp and ends, then HE long term relationship Leave-in conditioner,

    Twist back up into mini two strand twists and leave up for another 2 weeks, wear a twist out for a couple days, and then do it all again :)

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  12. Hair type: 4b/c
    prepoo overnight, shampoo and condition my hair every 2 weeks.Daily moisturizing and sealing.

    prepoo: mix of olive oil, IC Fantasia reconstructor and water.

    shampoo: IC Fantasia tea tree shampoo

    conditioner: VO5 passion fruit smoothie strengthening conditioner

    moisturizer: water and glycerin

    sealant: mix of shea butter and coconut oil.

    That's all!

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  13. Sleep with a satin scarf on satin pillows! Seriously, my hair will not dry out as long as I cover my hair every night. But the days I don't it is all downhill, no matte what I do:-/

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  14. My updated regimen includes organic and natural products only. I have stopped using sulfate shampoos, because they strip the hair of its natural oils and I no longer use silicones that that generally end in -cone, -conol, or -xane. I look forward to longer, thicker, and healthy hair for 2010. My hair is 3C/4A

    My basic regimen includes the following for maintaining longer & healthy hair
    • Low manipulation
    • Avoid heat (only for length checks & for special occasions)
    • Moisturize 2x/a day
    • Co- wash (2-3x/ week)
    • Shampoo/Conditioners (Sulfate Free)
    • Air dry
    • DC (2 x week)
    • Clarify at the end of the month
    • JBCO to scalp 3x/week

    Hair Poo's :
    Shikakai Soap with Neem and Amla
    Avalon Organics Lavender Nourishing Shampoo
    Avalon Organics Olive & Grape Seed Moisturizing Shampoo
    WEN Sweet Almond Mint
    WEN Fig
    Hair One

    Deep Conditioners:
    Giovanni Conditioner - Smooth As Silk
    Avalon Organics Lavender Nourishing Conditioner
    Avalon Organics Olive & Grape Seed Conditioner
    JASON Natural & Organic High Protein Conditioner
    Lustrasilk Organic Moisture Max Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise
    Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner

    Co Wash Conditioners:
    Giovanni Conditioner 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner
    V05 Split Ends Anti-Breakage Conditioner
    V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner

    Leave In Conditioners:
    Giovanni Direct Leave In (This is my staple product)

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  15. Maybe she's just offering tips for her natural readers. It doesn't mean she's going natural.

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  16. great topic! I am taking notes! I am 9 months into transitioning from relaxed to natural and have not nailed down a regimen but my hair loves coconut oil, which I apply daily. Currently I wash once per week and co wash and detangle with Suave Humectant conditioner once a week. I am looking forward to trying, unrefined shea butter, organix cocount milk shampoo and conditioner which has been recommended by many naturals...thx for the topic!

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  18. Hair type 4a/b 3c in the back

    This is my spring/summer regimen.

    I co wash (with hair one or l'oreal natures therapy perfect curls conditioner) everyday because I wear wash and goes
    I use heavy moisturizes (S curl, Hair one) and seal with jojoba oil and a dime amount of ic fantasia olive styling gel to hold the curls.

    I deep condition over night 2x a week with CON Extreme moisturizing conditioner mixed with peppermint coconut and sweet almond oil.

    I only shampoo my hair when I feel it needs to be shampooed which is almost never sense I use hair one(great stuff)

    I baggy almost everyday b.c I co wash everyday.

    My regimen is a very moisture heavy My hair soaks up moisture like a sponge. I don't need a bit of protein in my hair.

    I do love my shea butter and mango butter mixtures but they are too heavy for my hair now that the seasons have changed. I only use them when I wear twist and twist outs. I stopped doing twist so much because my hair isn't that long it doesn't touch my clothing in the shrunken un disturbed wash-n-go state so it is a protective style.

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  19. @ MissMichelle - Wow I've never heard of adding baby food to your DC. Thats very unique. Thanks for sharing hun! I'm glad it works for you :)

    @ Hairgrease - No problem girlie! It's always good to soak up the information!

    @ LadyTaurus - LOL..I'm really thinking out going Natural one day soon. It really intrigues me to be honest. I'm all about reaching my goal of MBL first.

    @ Sophia - Solid Regimen Sophia and simple too!

    @ Marie - Thanks hun! I'm glad you love it here too. When I go to the gym I clip it up and I wear a headband. After the gym my hair does get slightly sweaty sometimes it's bone dry (it's moisturized just not wet from my sweat). If I notice that it's sweaty I'll co-wash with either Aussie moist or Herbal Essences LTR and air dry. That's it.

    @ Latoya - Very simple regimen. I'm beginning to notice that a lot of ppl love Aussie moist conditioner. Cool ☺

    @ C.Janae - Nice regimen Janae. My girl friend who is 3a/b uses Cantu shea butter as her moisturizer too and she LOVES IT TO DEATH. Thanks for sharing!

    @ AlongCameStacey - Yes Aussie Moist is the TRUTH. I wish you all the best on your transition.

    @ Claudia - WOW. Nice and simple. Love it. So you keep the unraveled twists in for 1 week? Do you re-twist at night?

    @ Sei'Lani - Cool Reggie. I keep hear about the new Suave Almond and Shea Butter. I heard it's great!

    @ Marie Grace - Simple! Very nice and thanks for sharing.

    @ Chrissystina - I know EXACTLY what you mean. I sleep on satin and I wear a satin scarf to bed. Works like a charm.

    @ Renii - I never knew you were natural? Wow that's great.

    @ HoneyBrown1976 - That's true too :)

    @ Clinique - I wish you all the best on your transition. So far our regimen sounds nice and simple. Make sure you moisturize daily.

    @ Denitri - I love Scurl too! Very nice regimen by the way. I like how you now exactly what your hair likes.

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  20. I have 2c-3a hair, (I'm on hairlista as Joy)

    Shampoo and condition 3x week
    Deep condition 1x week
    Cowash alot!

    Always moisturizing with a natural oil or conditioner.
    Protective styles 24/7
    Damp bun daily, or dry bun. Ocassional braidout.

    Sometimes I do braids or cornrows...more so in the summer.
    WEAR A SCARF OUTSIDE WITH BRAIDS, so I don't get sunburn on my scalp.

    I DC with:
    1/2 c. of your fav conditioner

    4 Tablespoon. Olive oil

    2 tsp. Lemon or lime juice

    2 Tablespoon. Coconut oil

    1 tsp. honey

    Heat all in the microwave for about 30 secs, blend together, 15-20 mins, NO HEAT.

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  21. I am a natural newbie and I'm still trying to find a regimen. I need help lol. Thanks for all the responses here, it helps a lot!!!!!!

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  22. I am 90% 3c and the front portion about an inch or two back from hairline is 3b

    shampoo-
    TRESEMME NATURALS LOW SULFATE SHAMPOO...SEARCHING FOR A MOISTURIZING SULFATE FREE. ONCE A WEEK....BUT WILL BE CHANGING IT TO EVERY 8-10 DAYS MAYBE ONCE BIWEEKLY IF I CAN STOP USING SO MUCH GEL...LOL THE BUILDUP IS CRAZY

    COWASH CONDITIONER-
    TRESEMME NATURALS NOURISH MOISTURE CONDITIONER
    V05
    PANTENE CURLS
    GARNIER FRUTIS
    CHEAP BUT EFFECTIVE PRODUCTS...TRY TO GO FOR SILICONE FREE AND MOISTURIZING...EVERY OTHER DAY WITH CONDITIONER ONLY....THEN MOISTURIZE AND SEAL WITH OLIVE OIL

    DEEP CONDITIONER-
    ORS REPLENISHING PACK (2-3 @ A TIME) I FIND THE PACK TO BE BETTER THAN THE BOTTLE...THATS JUST ME ADD OLIVE OIL AND SIT FOR 30-HOUR USING BODY HEAT...ONCE A WEEK....AND UNDER DRYER ONCE A MONTH

    PROTEIN TREATMENTS-
    2 EGGS, CHEAP CONDITIONER AND OLIVE OIL
    OR STRAIGHT EGGS WITH OLIVE OIL AND SIT WITH A TOWEL ON SHOULDERS FOR 10-20 MINS OR UNTIL DRY AND HARD THEN MOISTURIZE WITH DEEP CONDITIONER

    MOISTURIZERS-
    TRESEMME NATURALS NOURISH MOISTURE AND OLIVE OIL

    COCONUT OIL AND TALIAH WAAJID MIST

    WANT TO TRY OUT QHEMET BIOLOGICS HEAVY CREAM...

    LEAVE IN-
    RIGHT NOW UNTIL FINISHED...MIXED CHICKS

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  23. I have 4a/4b hair. I finger-detangle, shampoo, ACV rinse moisturize and style every 5-7 days.

    Products:
    -Cleansers: Shea Moisture African -Black Soap Shampoo, ACV
    -Leave-In Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
    -Oils/Butters: Shea Butter/Aloe Vera Gel/Honey mix, EVCO, JBCO

    Procedure:
    -Finger-detangle on dry, stretched hair with EVCO.
    -Shampoo and ACV rinse in five loosely-twisted sections.
    -Moisturize each section with SM DTM.
    -Divide each section into 2 or three smaller sections. Braid hair for braid-out.
    -Seal ends with shea butter mix. Massage JBCO into edges.
    -Wear a satin cap and air-dry overnight.
    -Unravel braids. Style braid-out hair into an updo or bun.

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