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:
ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisture and Shine Shampoo (leaves my hair squeaky clean and light weight)
Mane and Tail Shampoo
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)
ORS Moisturizing Hair Lotion
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
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 email@example.com
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Love Ya Lots, NitraBoo08