Friday, January 24, 2014

Healthy Hair

I have been MIA (sorry!). I have just been busy with Uni work. I got some pretty decent grades, very grateful. I wanted to share some tips that i have learnt from various blogs and forums. I am about to begin my healthy hair journey. I have relaxed hair and after abusing it. I decided to take charge and try to have the healthiest hair possible :)

I get my hair relaxed by a professional every eight weeks

1. Daily:
Moisturize with Whipped oil moisturizer**

I section my hair in fours with a wide tooth comb and apply the moisturizer from roots to ends. I love this moisturizer because its not heavy and it gives GREAT sheen.

I wrap my hair and tie it down with a silk scarf and bonnet.

Sealant: Extra virgin Olive oil ***

2. I wash my hair bi-weekly, as where i live is very cold and I don't use a lot of products, so I don't have a lot of build up.

Wash Day Regimen:

Shampoo with Creme of Nature Moisture and Shine

Clarify once per month with ORS Creamy Aloe shampoo

Deep condition with ORS Replenishing Deep Conditioner

Apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave in OR African Pride Leave in

Air Dry until 80% dry then Blow on cool setting

** Every two months I do A protein treatment using:
1 egg
1 tbsp olive oil

For Styling

I use Smooth n Shine styling mousse and apply perm rods to create curls that last me through the week.

Sometimes i will use my Eco-Styler protein gel for buns


**I use the optimum oil whipped moisturizer now, but planning to change to This. I used this before and its much cheaper than the one I am currently using.

***I dont seal my hair during the first two weeks after my relaxer, due to the fact that i have fine hair and it makes my hair limp and look wet.

Creme of Nature Moisture and Shine Shampoo
ORS creamy Aloe Shampoo

Vo5 Moisture Milks
ORS Replenishing Deep Conditioner

Leave Ins:
Cantu Shea Butter Repair Cream
African Pride Leave In

Smooth N Shine Styling Mousse
Eco-Styler Gel

Wide tooth comb
Perm rods
flexi rods
paddle brush
rat tail comb