Monday, June 18, 2012

My Hair Routine






Some of you have been asking me about my hair routine and so I've decided to post about it. It's pretty simple and I don't see it changing anytime soon. Mainly because I am in love with the products I use.

First note, before I wash my hair, I rub my mix of olive oil and rosemary oil (pictured in the water bottle) on my scalp and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

Now, I'm going to describe what I do to my hair after I've washed and conditioned it because, well there's nothing special about washing and conditioning my hair. It is what it is. BUT, I will tell you, I do not co-wash ever. I know, shocking. I believe the purpose of shampoo is to clean the scalp and conditioner is for conditioning the hair. I will save the debate about shampooing versus co-washing for another post that will never happen.

 The Ingredients
First, I divide my hair down the middle and keep one section to the side in a loose ponytail. I only wrap a rubber band around my hair once. That usually keeps it out of the way. Then I divide my hair into 3 or 4 sections, depending on the volume I want for the next day. In the case of this post, I divided my hair into 4 sections.

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Coco Curls

I then mix equal parts of Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Coco Curls together, rub it between my palms and coat my hair. After my little mix has blended into my hair, I add some flax seed gel. I continue this process until I have 4 braids. I then move on to the other side of my head.

(Note: my hair dries rather quickly, so I re-wet my hair with a spray bottle of water.)
  
The Braids


I never braid my hair tightly, only loose braids will do. You can see the unbraided curls match the curl pattern in my final look. I only braid my hair enough to maintain and protect my curls while I sleep. I do not want to stretch my curls.

The Turbie Twist



Finally, if I have to go to sleep, I cover my head with my Turbie Twist. This is only if I wait too late to wash my hair. I prefer to air-dry my hair for at least 4 to 5 hours before going to sleep.

When I wake up, I gently take out my braids, give my head a few shakes (maybe a part on the side) and go.

The Finale





That is all. No seriously.
 






9 comments:

  1. wow all tht hair is yours? i want some girl

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    1. @ Sweet Mama Africa - Thank you! I would mail you some if I could.

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  2. Where do you buy this Coco curls?

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    1. You can go to http://cococurls.com/ to buy it. When you make your purchase, enter code CC20 to receive 20% off. I think you have to sign up to receive emails, but I would try it first to see what happens.

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  3. That's awesome, I'm definitely going to try it! I don't have any type of routine for my hair, and this was a Godsend! =)

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  4. Hi does this cococurls make your hair more curlo or is to treat curls , is your hair natural curl or it turns curl with the coco ?

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    1. Hi Cesar! The Coco Curls moisturizes my hair and keeps it soft. However, it does not make my hair curly. My hair is naturally curly.

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  5. How do you maintain this at night or do you re-braid nightly?

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    1. Thanks for your question. I do re-braid my hair. I mist my hair first and then add some almond oil and shea butter to it or the curling smoothie.

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