Sunday, October 24, 2010

Breaking All The Rules

I have been neglecting my blog, and not intentionally. The truth is, I've been pretty much breaking all the "hair rules". I felt bad having fallen off the hair care wagon. I have been using heat on my hair on a regular basis, not moisturizing daily, not deep conditioning... I haven't  had the patience to do everything that I used to do. It doesn't appear to have been detrimental to my hair yet. I really hope I'm not speaking too soon! Anyway, it wasn't a regimen I wanted to "promote". It's been working for me so far. It's also been saving me a lot of time.We all have to do what works for us, and for me, my current regimen is working out alright :)

My regimen the past few weeks has been as follows:

  • Wash hair every 5-7 days with Live Clean Fresh Water Shampoo
  • Condition in the shower with Skala G3 Ceramide Deep Conditioner
  • Squeeze excess water from hair
  • Detangle with Africa's Best Kids' Organics Olive Oil & Shea butter detangler
  • Put One N Only Argan Oil Treatment throughout my hair
  • Blowdry on warm, using the "tension method"
  • Flat iron in large sections
The flat ironing in large sections was inspired by NinaPruitt in her most recently flat ironing tutorial. It definitely seems way less damaging than going over tiny sections with a hot iron. It is definitely less time-consuming, which is a big plus for me. I also love the body I have when using this method.

Another small change I've made in my regimen is using the One N Only Argan Oil on wet hair before blowdrying. It has really helped my hair to dry way smoother, and my hair hasn't been matting up as it used to (I have one section that mattes up in particular from when I attempted to self-relax).

I've also been greasing my scalp with Hollywood Beauty Sulfur. My scalp tends to get itchy and this grease really alleviates that. 

At night, I've been sleeping with 3-4 flexirods to add some bounce for the next day. I do so nightly, and sleep with my satin bonnet.

I hope to update more often. I still don't have a digital camera (mine broke a few months back), but I do have a phone now that takes decent pictures. Here are some pictures that I took during my wash and dry session today.

Last relaxer June 11, 2010
Drying in sections


  1. Glad to see your back to blogging :-) Your hair looks great and you seemed to find a regimen that works for you!

  2. Thank you! I'm definitely planning on being more consistent with my blog. Thank you so much for showing interest :) It always comes as a shock when someone comments LOL

  3. Welcome back! :) You're 4 months post, secrets to your stretch please! lol. I'm 8 weeks post and it feels like my new growth is just running wild.

    As long as your regimen is working and your hair is happy, that's all that matters!