Recently, I got a comment from a lovely reader of this blog. She said, ” I’ve read all your hair stuff a couple of times. I’ve tried following some of the guidelines but frankly I’m still clueless. I still have frizzy, thinning, unmanageable hair. Can’t u please just give me a list of what to buy and when to use it and so on that I can at least try to follow religiously? P/s: I’m almost always on weave-ons cause my hair is so terrible. Also it’s harmattan season which is very dry. Again, I can’t do braids cause it chops all my front hair. Help!!.” Has this been your problem? You’ve tried following my tips but they still don’t work. Or you don’t even know where to start from. I’ve decided to draw up a simple regimen for you. Many of the products I use are not always easily available so I’m going to recommend products that I believe are easy to find wherever you live. I promise to recommend only products that I’ve personally used and liked. To make it even easier, just go to a salon and have your hair done there. 1. Find a good salon that the hairdresser is willing to listen to your instructions.
2. Plan not to fix any weaveon or hair extension for the next 6 months.
3. Get a relaxer touch-up and request for a hair trim to get rid of the dead ends. Use Avlon Affirm FiberGuard Conditioning Normal Creme Relaxer.(that’s my current relaxer). If you can’t find it anywhere, try Profectiv Relax and Refresh (I’ve used it in the past and I love it).
4. Pick a hair day, preferably Saturday. You should go to the salon once a week but if your hair is still looking good, 2 weeks is okay. Apply Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise Treatment (as a prepoo). Leave it in for at least 20 minutes before you leave home.
5. When you get to the salon, wash your hair with Organic Root Stimulator Uplifting Shampoo.
6. Deep condition with Africa’s best Organics Cholesterol Tea-tree oil.
7. For your leave-ins, use Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Mousse, Wrap/Set. Or you can even use Lottabody (I know it’s old school but I’ve used it several times when I go to the salon and it makes my hair bouncy!).
8. To seal in your set, you can use Africa’s best Organics Herbal tea tree gro. I like it because it’s free of mineral oil!
9. When you get home, use S-curl activator as your moisturizer once or twice a day. This reader complained about the harmattan. If you live under dry weather conditions, don’t skip this step at least once a day. When I moisturize once a day, I prefer to moisturize at night to allow adequate absorption. However, if your hair still looks and feels well hydrated, you could moisturize every other day. If S-curl is not available near you, use Profectiv Healthy Ends Anti-Split End & Deep Repair. I used it in the beginning of my hair journey and I liked it. Don’t forget to use your moisturizer very lightly so your hair doesn’t get frizzy. You could also watch my video on How I moisturize and seal my hair so you can see exactly how I do it.
10. Seal your moisturizer with extra virgin olive oil or Africa’s best Organics Herbal tea tree gro. Please don’t use Goya olive oil!! Use only a little amount so that your hair doesn’t get weighed down.
11. Use a satin scarf to sleep at night to help keep your style and retain your hair’s moisture content. Again, if you’re experiencing dry weather, applying a few drops of olive oil before using your scarf is a good idea. It will keep your hair shiny.
Leave me a comment or ask a question if you need further clarification or more suggestions. Please share this with your friends by clicking the FACEBOOK LIKE or TWITTER buttons at the bottom of this post. I’m sure someone out there will greatly benefit from this. Feel free to print it out and take it shopping with you or put it on your wall to remind you what you need to do. Take care.
- The basics of building a healthy hair regimen (naturallychique.wordpress.com)
- Developing your haircare regimen for relaxed hair (Growblack hair.net)
- How to grow relaxed black hair: Creating a regimen