7 Sep 2012

Changes to my regimen

As you go along your hair journey, you have to be prepared to make changes to your hair regimen.

- coconut oil daily to seal
- olive oil and honey into conditioner mix
- weekly hot oil treatment instead of bi-weekly
- blow dry while conditioning (15 mins)

To buy:
Elasta QP products are very well recommended by my role models. Having analysed their ingredients lists, the shampoos do not contain sulphates and the list is pretty minimum compared to some other brands. I am put off by products with many, too many ingredients. Less is more.
- Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo
- Elasta QP rollers mouse
- (moisture conditioner)? Proclaim Aloe and Shea Butter Moisturizing Conditioner?
- Elasta QP Scalp Stimulating Shampoo: this will be used once a month to clarify as I am using a non-sulphate shampoo or use my current sulphate shampoo once a month (Don't want to waste it)
- QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter moisturiser

(Italics means I have purchased them)

Your regimen should aim to achieve a moisture/protein balance. I already do a protein treatment therefore I need a moisturising conditioner instead of a protein conditioner. At first I was thinking to purchase the two different types of conditioners but then I thought I could balance that out in other ways too. E.g creams, treatments, shampoos. Read more about it here.

6 Sep 2012

Protective styling: Braids.. one last time?

Okay so I've read a few hair blogs and I've heard the word of mouth that single braids help to grow and thicken hair, since you don't have to tamper your hair in its protective state. I have seen the positive results of some women's before and after pictures and I want to try mine. This is the second time I am doing proper single braids. I took a progress picture of my hair before this hairdo and then before I start uni I will take a picture of my hair after the braids. I will keep them in for about 3 weeks (before I start uni) to see the effects of them. I love them, and really long too. My cousin did them for me, she started while I continued to finish off the braids. Before and after the hair-do she rubbed in some indian hemp (full of many natural oils) and coconut oil, making sure my hair was very well moisturised.

 If I like the results, I may consider them in another like 3 months as some sort of treatment.

My hair length - 05/09/2012

Keeping my hair well-moisturised!