Hair Regimen

Since posting pictures of my hair yesterday, many people have been asking about my hair regimen. To be clear, the pictures I posted yesterday aren’t a result of any hair regimen. My hair has been braided up for the past 18 months so I haven’t had to do anything special… The regimen below is simply what I plan to do now that I am back to my hair. I got most of the tips from my friend Jessica as well as “Ulovemegz'” blog/YouTube Channel. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday

– Pre-poo (if needed):

prepoo

  • Warm Honey, ORS Hair Repair Vital Oils + VO5 Conditioner (optional) in a bowl
  • Part hair into 4 sections
  •  Spray Hair with water/glycerin mix
  • Detangle each section with a wide tooth comb
  • Apply mixture
  • Cover with a plastic cap & sit for 30 minutes

– Shampoo

shampoo

       Choose Shampoo:

  • Use Sulfate when you need to rid your hair of oils
  • Use Sulfate-free Shampoo every other time
  • Clarifying Shampoo: Once a month to really clean the hair/scalp
  • Flat Ironing Hair: Aphogee Deep Moisture Shampoo

– Optional- Do a rinse:

deepconditioner

Use Aphogee Reconstructor (with a plastic shower cap) when hair needs extra protein or when flat ironing hair.

Use Black Tea if hair is Shedding (**This can stain your clothes and your hair so I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone with colored hair).

  • Make Black Tea
  • Let it Cool
  • Pour Rinse onto Hair
  • Deep Condition on Top of Rinse

– Deep Condition

conditioner

  • Choose Deep Conditioner: If  hair is brittle, rough or hard, use Moisture based conditioner: Elasta QP Deep Conditioner or Lustrasilk Cholesterol (not pictured).  If hair is limp, breaking, or doesn’t hold a curl, use Protein based conditioner: Mane n Tail Conditioner or ORS Replenishing Conditioner.
  • Cover hair with a plastic shower cap
  • Sit under the dryer for 30 minutes
  • Rinse out Conditioner

– Apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner

– Moisturize & Seal Hair

styling

  • Rub down edges & hair with ORS Hair Repair Anti Breakage (good for extra care on ends) or Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter
  •  Seal with ORS Hair Repair Vital Oils

– Detangle from ends to root

– Air dry until damp

–  Style as desired

Wednesday

–          Co-Wash

conditioner

–       Optional- Do a rinse (See “Sunday” for instructions)

–       Deep Condition (See “Sunday” for instructions)

–       Apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner

–       Moisturize & Seal Hair (See “Sunday” for instructions)

–       Detangle from ends to root

–       Air dry until damp

–       Style as desired

Daily (Before Bed)

–       Rub down edges & hair with ORS Hair Repair Anti Breakage (good for extra care on ends) or Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter

–       Seal with ORS Hair Repair Vital Oils

–       Wrap, Twist or Braid hair

–       Cover hair

 

Monthly

–       Protein Treatment: ORS Hair Mayonnaise; Egg;  or Egg + Regular conditioner

–       Shampoo with Clarifying Shampoo: ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo

–       Heat Pass (Allowed to flat iron)

Styling Options

No Heat:

–       Bantu Knots

–       Braid Outs or Twist Outs

–       Straw Set

–       Air dry

Indirect Heat:

–       Rollers

–       Roller Wrap

Direct Heat (once a month):

–       Blow dry

–       Straightening

Other

–       Low manipulation styles/protective styling is your best friend: Buns, Braids, Weaves, Wigs, etc.

–       “Dust” ends once a month; trim every 6 months

–       Stretch relaxers 10-16 weeks

Helpful Websites

Since I haven’t started yet, I’m not sure how it will work out but I will be sure to add updates as I figure out what works/doesn’t work for me. If you have any other tips or suggestions, I would love to hear them!

Until next time…

xx

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