Hairlo there,you got hair?Relaxed hair?then continue reading and if not please moonwalk out of this post...lol
|AMANDA'S HAIR FROM BEHIND|
It's me B.V Amanda Favour
I want us to discuss hair care in this segment.
I'm on a healthy hair journey which I started on September 2015 from shoulder length aiming to reach waist length, yeah you heard right WAIST LENGTH (so help me GOD.
O.k., back to the matter.
My hair is relaxed,and I want it to be so healthy , that's why I created a hair regimen to take care of my hair.
MY HAIR REGIMEN IS THIS;
1. I shampoo once a week or at most once in two weeks. I do it because I hardly wear extensions or braids,I wear my hair 90% all the time so I have access to it regularly.
I use sazzy botanical sulfate free shampoo,VO-5 moisturizing shampoo or the good old Dudu-Osun black soap depending on the one I have at the moment.
Shampooing our scalp regularly cleanses out product build-up off our hair,and a clean scalp leads to healthy hair.
I put my hair in about 8 pigtail braids, coat my hair with a cheap oil e.g palm kernel oil( IT'S CALLED PRE-POO),put on a shower cap to allow the oil penetrate my hair before shampooing.
Pre-pooing can be done with oil or conditioner.
The benefit of pre-pooing is that it will stop the shampoo from stripping our hair off it's natural oil.
About twice a month,I wash with regular conditoners only.
I do this when my scalp is not too dirty or when I've washed with shampoo the previous week.
Please,when shampooing your hair,concentrate on your scalp,that's the place that needs to be cleansed thoroughly.
yeah!, that's the Koko,if you're on a healthy hair journey.
Please don't joke with deep conditioning,cos I don't.
After each shampooing or co-washing ( washing with conditioner ), I deep-condition.
You can prepare your own deep conditioner mix or you buy deep conditioner from the stores.
My favourite deep conditioner is O.R.S replenishing conditioner .
I love it because it's protein and moisture balanced ,it has slip and is readily available and cheap too(compared to other brands).
I'm not a fan of home made deep conditioners, if you are, just make sure it's protein and moisture balanced and add oils to it.
I always add my GOYA OLIVE OIL (OR ANOINTING OIL LMAO,COCONUT OIL*side eyes Lucille and Zitel coconut oil *hehehe and castor oil to my deep conditioners.
I sometimes mix different deep conditioners( especially when I do relaxer touch up) .
When I feel like my hair lacks moisture,I add honey,glycerine and fresh aloe Vera gel to my deep conditioner.
When I also feel like my hair lacks protein I add egg yolk to my deep conditioner or I use HAIR MAYONNAISE OR edible MAYONNAISE,whichever one I have at hand.
Relaxed hair needs more protein than natural hair.
I deep-condition with heat for 15-20 minutes or without heat for 1 -2 hours.
If you don't have deep conditioning cap or a hooded dryer,don't worry just apply your deep conditioner all over your hair,make sure you coat your hair thoroughly with the conditioner especially your ends,wear a shower cap,you can double it if you like and start doing your normal house chores.
Your body will generate heat by itself.
Wash of the deep conditioner and dry with an old cotton T-shirt or a smooth towel for sometime and allow to air dry afterwards.
3. When your hair is about 70% dry,apply leave -in conditioner ,seal with oil or butter cream of your choice and style your hair as you like.
please note; I'm not a hair care guru,I'm just on a healthy hair journey,loving my hair and caring for it.
Hair care can be cheap or expensive depending on how you choose to go.
Relaxed hair needs all the TLC it can get for it to grow.
If you're on a healthy hair journey,you have to learn how to wash your hair and deep condition your hair by yourself,because most of our naija saloons don't know how to care for our hair,they concentrate only on weaves and braids( no offence please).
We'll be stopping here for now.
I'll next post will be about my relaxer touch up I did yesterday.
I'll bring you details on how it went.
Bye for now
REMEMBER: Love your Hair,Care for it and watch it Grow.
*Why old cotton tee shirt?Any significance?I dont have relaxed hair but i read this to the end.