ShoeAcidal Thought of the Day:
I’ve been transitioning from a relaxed hair style to natural hair style and I’m curious to know what products you use on your hair?
Since this isn’t the first and probably won’t be the last time I receive questions about my hair. Instead of continuing to give you a brief synopsis and send you over to my girl curlynikki.com or my new fave Hairscapades.com. I have decided to respond to your questions here so that other inquiring minds will have the details as well. So for those of you that are interested here’s my current hair care regimen…
To get the look above every 2 weeks I…
I detangle my hair and Pre poo with Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). After the detangle process, I put on a plastic cap and sit under the hair steamer or hooded dryer for 30 mins. I get both the coconut oil and evoo straight from my kitchen cabinet. Yes, some products you cook with are also great for your hair!
I then thoroughly Rinse my pre poo out. This is a very important step. I make sure my hair is rinsed several times. Then I divide my hair into four sections. If your hair is thick you may want to consider dividing your hair into more than four sections. My hair is thin so I only need to divide my hair into four sections. After I divide my hair, I put my hair in two strand twists.
With my hair in the two strand twists I shampoo my hair with KeraCare Cleansing Cream.
Then I apply my conditioner of choice Aussie Moist to my twists as follow; Undo each twist one section at a time, add conditioner, rinse and finger detangle under running water, re-twist and move forward with the next.
Once all my sections have been conditioned I rinse my twist one final time. Gently squeeze each twist to remove excess water. Allow my hair to air dry in twist for about 15 minutes before applying Garnier Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream, Sleek and Shine, Shea Moisture Organic Curl & Style Hair Milk , and Allyn’s Creations Geranium Hydrating Hair Butter.
Undo each twist and put in Curlformers allowing them to dry overnight.
Note: I use the extra long and wide Curlformers because of the length of my hair. I would suggest you choose the type you feel would work best for your hair based on length and density.
Are you apart of the natural hair don’t care team? If so how do you manage your curls?