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- My hair routine:
Washing and conditioning:
I use a moisturising shampoo once a week. I apply the shampoo to my scalp and let the shampoo run through the rest of my hair when rinsing.
I use a clarifying shampoo when there is a build up of products on my hair.
Shampoo: Elasta QP Creme conditioning shampoo, ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo.
After shampooing, I section my hair into four and apply a deep conditioner and then detangle with a wide-toothed comb. I leave it on for 30 minutes using a heat cap or 1 hour without a heat cap. If I’m in a rush then I would use a Herbal Essences Conditioner and leave it on for 5 minutes.
Deep Conditioners: Lustrasilk Shea Butter cholesterol, Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose / GPB (both as a DC or Pre-poo).
During the week I cowash every other day with a Herbal Essences Conditioner: Hello Hydration, Frizz fighter or It’s a Curl Thing.
For natural curly hair:
I apply a leave-in conditioner when my hair is still dripping wet, then I tie the ends loosely and leave to airdry.
Leave-in conditioners: ORS Olive Oil Lotion, Shea Moisture Shea Butter, Mixed Chicks Leave-In, Blended Beauty Curl Styling Butter, Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner.
For straight hair:
I apply a leave-in conditioner and serum, section my hair into 16 braids and leave it to airdry. When dry, I spray each braid with thermal protecting spray then use FHI straighteners and a round brush to straighten (the chase method).
Products: CHI Straight Guard, CHI 44 Iron Guard, CHI Silk Infusion or Keracare Silken Seal Serums.
I loosely tie my hair back at the ends and sleep using a satin pillow case or a silk scarf and bonnet. If my hair is feeling dry then I would use Elasta QP Mango Butter or Avocado Oil.
In the morning:
Curly hair: I scrunch my hair with water to reform the curls then loosely bun or braid my hair. I smooth down the stray hairs on the top and sides using a small amount of Fantasia IC gel and a Denman brush (lightly).
Straight hair: Brush/Comb and style (no water or gel used).
The methods I use are similar to those found on the biracial hair site:
http://biracialhair.org/CurlyPrimer.aspx – This is in more detail
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- Thursday, June 5, 2008
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