|My hair is about 1.5 inches long, I usually flatten the curls with gel|
Up to now, here's what I've learned:
-I need to wet my hair like, all of the time. It LOVES moisture
-I LOVE henna. I buy the one from Lush. I also love ghassoul clay.
-I am a product junkie
-The hair DOES grow. And the more it grows, the more I am loving the curls.
-I still do not want to use heat on my hair.
-EcoStyler gel is my best friend
-People do look at me differently
-My eyebrows need to be on point all of the time. Same thing for my makeup *sigh*
-I cannot compare my hair to anyone's. It is my own. And I think I may have 3 "textures": 3c, 4a, 4b
-The more natural the product is, the better. My faves up to now: Extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil, Jamaican Black Castor oil, Curl Junkie Rehab deep conditioner.
Check out a few more pics & my complete regimen after the jump! And follow me on Tumblr for more pics!
|Yesterday after washing my hair|
My regimen & products used
-Co wash 3-4 times a week with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration or Tresemme Naturals.
-Apply leave in conditioner (Kinky Curly Knot Today or Cantu Shea Butter repair cream) & then seal moisture with a mix of Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea butter and Jamaican Black Castor Oil.
-Style hair with Eco Styler Gel.
-Every day, apply Jamaican Black Castor oil to my whole head before going to sleep.
-Once a week, apply a hot oil treatment to my whole head. I use avocado oil, jamaican black castor oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil. Cover head with a plastic cap and then with a heat cap (I use the one from Hair Therapy). Rinse out the oil treatment and then apply Ghassoul Clay (which I mix with water, aloe juice and honey). I let the clay dry for about 20 minutes and then I rinse it out with cold water. I then apply the Curl Junkie Rehab deep conditioner, cover my head with a plastic & heat cap AGAIN. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour and then rinse it out.
-Occasionally (when I feel like I have way too much build up), I will do an apple cider vinegar rinse or even........shampoo my hair. Of course, I use a sulfate free shampoo & I really like the one I won on CurlyNikki: Elucence Moisture Benefits shampoo. It smells wonderful.
-Every 3 weeks, I will dye my hair with henna using Lush's "Caca Noir". It adds a nice color. Very messy though, very, very messy.
Where to buy these products if you're in Montreal
-I buy the Jamaican Black Castor oil at Ricom or at Mama Africa. I get my other oils at Aliments Naturels Tau and sometimes at Winners (the Extra Virgin Coconut oil is cheaper there).
-Eco Styler gel can be found at APlus downtown (Place Alexis Nihon) and at Mama Africa.
-Hello Hydration or Tresemme conditioners can be found at any pharmacy or Wal Mart. Watch out for sales! Totally worth it.
-I buy my henna at Lush. I am currently looking for a cheaper alternative: 24,95$ for 3 applications hurts my heart.
-The Ghassoul Clay can be found at Aliments Naturels Tau but I am sure it is cheaper online. I am just very lazy.
-Curl Junkie Rehab and the Elucence shampoo can be found online on the CurlMart website.