♥ My Regimen ♥

  • Wash Day on a weekly basis.
    • Wash day consists of wetting my hair down thoroughly with my spray bottle and applying deep conditioner along with my oil mix to sort of "seal it in" and add slip to my hair. I detangle my hair and twist up each section as I go, I normally end up with an average of 10 twists in all. Then I put on my plastic cap and let it sit for at least an hour (sometimes overnight).
    • After that, I rinse my hair in twists and began the shampoo process. My hair remains in the twists. I divide my hair down the middle while in the twists (it's always 5 on each side) and shampoo one side at a time just scrubbing the scalp mostly and squeezing the excess shampoo down the length of the twists. Then I rinse, squeeze in some conditioner and clip it up and away and repeat on the other side.
    • When both sides are complete and sopped in conditioner, I continuewith showerly rituals (if in the shower) and afterwards completely rinse the conditioner out of my hair and moisturize each twist thoroughly with a leave in conditioner followed by an oil that is also massaged into my scalp while hair is wet or let airdry and then style. It sounds like a lot, but this is like second nature to me. =)
  • Style hair in any style to keep hair stretched out.
    • Current favorite styles are chunky twists//twistouts, braid//braidouts, scarved buns, and yarn braids, and hiding my hair in beanie caps (mostly homemade).
  • Constantly keep ends of hair sealed in extra moisture (whether it be shea butter, an oil (mainly castor//avocado oil mix) or an extra dab of the product I'm currently using to style my hair).
  • Protein treatments whenever necessary (usually an egg protein treatment but herelately Organics Hair Mayonnaise has been a great alternative. These are done once a month.)
  • Trim hair whenever necessary

Staple Products Are As Follows:

  • Olive Root Stimulator Professionals Replenishing Deep Conditioner (big bottle)
  • Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave In Conditioner
  • Whipped Shea Butter Mix (unrefined shea butter, avocado oil, castor oil, and peppermint oil)
  • Avocado Butter
  • Oil Mix (avocado and castor oil, fifty-fifty amount)
  • Suave Naturals Conditioner (ALL of em though the strawberry scent is my favorite XD)
  • Ecostyler gel (rarely used but still...)
  • Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Shampoo
  • Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter

My current favorite hair moisturizers consist of:

  • Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter & Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk
  • Shea Moisture's Deep Treatment Masque & Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie
  • Shescentit's Brazil Nut Curly Buttercream
Favorite holders, gel-type substances include:
  • Homemade Flaxseed Gel (2 cups water to 1/4 cup of flaxseeds)
  • Olive Root Stimulator Lock and Twist Gel
Favorite conditioners, deep conditioners, and leave ins consist of:
  • Giovanni's Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture conditioner & Giovanni's Tea Tree Triple Threat conditioner
  • Desert Essence Organic's Red Italian Grape, Green Apple Ginger, and Coconut conditioners
  • Aussie Moist Moisturizing Conditioner
  • Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter conditioner
  • Suave Naturals conditioner (the whole line)
  • Shescentit's Banana Brulee Deep Conditioner
  • Oyin Handmade's Juices & Berries Liquid Leave In Conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis' Triple Nutrition Leave In
  • Yes to Cucumbers Conditioner
Favorite shampoos:
  • Giovanni's Smooth As Silk & Tea Tree Triple Threat shampoo
  • Yes to Cucumbers shampoo
Favorite Tools:
  • Fingers (sometimes)
  • Wide tooth comb (Conair double-sided curvy comb)
  • Denman D3 Brush
  • Soft Boar Bristle Brush
  • Rattail comb
Did I cover it all? Hope I did. This is a pretty stable regimen thus far, I've been using it for the last 3 months and do not intend to switch up anything dramatically either. I've gotten great results, length retention, and health thus far and I can only imagine it getting better with consistency. Products may change up here and there out pure experimentation and boredom, but so far this is it, and will be it. ♥

keep calm
♥ and keep it coily ♥

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