Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hair Regimen

I have been contemplating about posting a "regimen" because to me I don't have one, but everyone always ask me that famous question of "What's your regimen?" and I reply by saying I don't really have one.
Well today I am going to attempt to give you guys what I consider a "REGIMEN".... MY REGIMEN.

WARNING: My regimen may not be to your liking and it may not work for you. I am simply posting this to inform those who asked about regimen. I am not responsible for anything that these products may do to your hair (good or bad). You have been warned. -smiles-

If you didn't know, I am relaxed. I have been relaxed for 14 years. I have been thinking about returning natural, but that was only a mere thought. I can't even sustain 6 month post hair so there is no way I can maintain fully natural hair.

I am not on a hair journey, but if I was it would be to maintain health and gain thickness. However, I have been seeing growth since 2009 (Mid-back length) and now 2014 (Tailbone Length).

My Hair Type: Combination of 3c/4a/4b
(Hair Type is your natural texture. If you are relaxed it will be the texture of your new growth.) For a better understanding on hair types click here .

Relaxer: ORS formerly Organic Root Stimulators Olive Oil Normal Strength
Minimum 12 weeks
I have done a 16 weeks stretch and a 6 month stretch (twice).

Relaxer every 12 weeks (minimum)
Wash every 3 weeks (YES 3 WEEKS)
Co-Wash every 2 weeks
Deep Condition after every wash. I can never get enough. (15 minutes minimum to 1 hour, but you can go as long as you like) Favorite conditioner, a little oil, plastic cap and sit under the dryer for 15 to 30 minutes or without the dryer for 1 hour minimum to 3 hours.
Moisturize & Seal Every other day (not every day like I'm suppose to.. I forget)
Detangle with a wide tooth comb
Trim my ends when needed
Wear a satin scarf/bonnet to bed every night


I alternate between the following products:
Shampoos:
ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisture and Shine Shampoo (leaves my hair squeaky clean and light weight)
Mane and Tail Shampoo

Conditioners:
ORS Replenishing Conditioner
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisture and Shine Conditioner
Mane and Tail Conditioner

Deep Conditioners: (ANY CONDITIONER CAN BE USED TO DEEP CONDITION)
Creme of Nature JoJoba Oil & Olive Oil Moisture-Acting Deep Conditioning Treatment (I add coconut oil)
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream (which is also my favorite leave-in)

Moisturizer:
ORS Moisturizing Hair Lotion

Oils:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pure Virgin Coconut Oil
Jamaican Black Castor Oil* adding to "regimen"

Edge Control/ Gel:
ORS Edge Control
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges
Eco Styler Gel Olive Oil

Heat Protectant:
Silk Elements

If you want to start your own regimen you can of course use some of the products I listed, but for more information on regimens please visit this site .

If you are a beginner to the hair community and you have plenty of questions feel free to join a hair care forum. They give plenty of tips, tricks, and much more advice about hair of all types. Try out Hairlista . While you are there look me up and add me NitraBoo08.

I hope that I answered some of your questions. If you have any more questions, comments, concerns about my simple "regimen" leave them below or email me at nitraboo08@live.com

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Thanks for reading!
Love Ya Lots, NitraBoo08

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