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I decided to push my wash day up by a day because I had my hair straightened last week and couldn’t handle the effects of that. I saw increased shedding and I knew I needed get rid of this heat!
I usually pre-poo with coconut oil overnight, however due to the excess shedding I used my oil blend for increased moisture. I also use my oil blend as my sealing oil after moisturizing. My oil blend includes: Coconut Oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, JoJoba Oil, Apricot Oil and Shea Cocoa Oil for a great scent.
In the morning, I added one of my favorite conditioners, Japanese Peppermint & Lemongrass with Organic Argan oil TASHODI Conditioner to my pre-poo for extra moisture. It’s really creamy and absorbed into my dry shedding hair nicely! I came across this product at Marshall’s and decided to try it. I don’t need a lot of this product to get the job done and it smells amazing.
I don’t shampoo, I think my hair is too thin and too fragile to go through that step. I’m trying to focus on moisture. I’m not very big on hair typing but for those who are, I’m 4C with low porosity. So, I need products enriched with great oils, that are creamy and have lots of ‘slip’. I co-washed with Shea Moisture Argan & Raw Shea Extra Moisture Conditioner really focusing on my scalp and then working in through the rest of my hair. I was very heavy handed with this product because of my extended straightening period. I only use this product after I straighten my hair. Although many love this product for its fragrance, my mom has scent allergies, so I cannot use this product often. Once the product was in, I could immediately feel the difference in my hair.
After straightening or heat on your natural hair a reconstructor is suggested. My hair is thin, so I should include protein into my regimen more often but I don’t, however this time, it was NEEDED. I used, Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack. I’ve used it once before, but did not see the results I did this time. I could feel the difference in my hair. IT’s creamy and has lots of slip. Some are afraid the hard brittle feeling you get from excessive protein. Once I felt my hair getting hard, I was ready to rinse it out. I didn’t want to overdue it. The pack suggests 15-20 mins, I left it in for 10 mins.
My FAVORITE deep conditioner is none other than Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Instant Repair Treatment. I don’t know what to say about this, except for…it’s just the best. My hair really responds to coconut. So, in all of my deep conditioners I add coconut oil. The combination is perfect on my hair, I couldn’t ask for a better product. It has great slip and a great light scent that my mother can handle. Once again, I started at my roots then worked the product my hair. I covered it with a plastic cap, wrapped a hot towel around it and sat with it for 2 hours.
Leave In Conditioner:
Before I put in my leave in conditioner, I use my refresher water spray bottle mixed with my oil blend(see above for ingredients). I use this during the week to refresh my twists or bantu knots. I use it after I wash out my conditioner and towel dry my hair (yes I towel dry, however, I don’t wrap my hair in a towel, I just blot my hair with the towel to remove excess water). Because I’m so conscious of pulling out too much moisture, I follow up with my refresher spray bottle. Knot Today, is by far my favorite Leave In Conditioner. It’s perfect for when I’m doing twist outs. I do notice major shrinkage with it, however to me, that’s how I know it’s working well. I also love Giovanni’s Eco Leave-in. They are both great products.
I make my own Shea Butter Hair Moisturizer. I include most of the oils in my oil blend into my hair moisturizer. I use more oils than shea butter to avoid the shea butter pieces and residue some women get using shea butter moisturizers. Yes, it does lock very well even though I reduce my amount of she butter. You can purchase it from my Etsy account, I ship internationally.
That’s it. Tell me if you’ve ever used any of these products and what your thought are. What’s your regimen like? Leave your comments below.
I fell in love with a video I saw on using Shea butter on natural hair a few months ago and decided to do some research. I’ve been using Shea butter for a number of years on my hair but found that it was too think in it’s natural form. This video encouraged me to try wiping it with a hand blender with added oils for optimal results on my hair. I began to look into oils that benefited hair growth and skin care and made my own blend. After months of experimenting, I’ve been able to master my body and hair products, and I’m ready to share it with all of you! Talk about turning your hobby into your hustle, I’ve suddenly turned into a #naturalista DIY maven! I’ll be getting into body scrubs as well but I decided this would be the perfect time to share my products with the world.
Whipped Shea Body Butters
- Unscented – For those with scent allergies
- Lavender Vanilla – My most popular product, the Lavender calming scent mixed with vanilla properties makes it the perfect go-to body butter
- Shea Cocoa Nut – This oil is a favorite among men. This natural oil is a combination of Shea nut oil and cocoa oil with a dash of fragrance. The subtle scent is perfect for both men and women.
- White Musk – Frangranced with the Classic Musk scent, my newest product is perfect for the cooler months.
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