Hair Routine

 

This is my daily hair routine. Now I do not need to use the conditioner every day, though it really helps on humid days. I stick to conditioning about every other day, but the rest of the steps are a stable daily process.

Step 1: THROW OUT YOUR SHEA MOISTURE PRODUCTS, THEY ARE WEIGHING DOWN YOUR HAIR AND KEEPING IT DRY.

Step 2: Fully wet head in shower, don’t let it dry other than a few pats with a t-shirt, and then separate into parts

Step 3: Condition parted section of hair in sink, leaving some of the conditioner leftover in your hair. Comb through with your fingers repetitively adding a few drops of water every few seconds.

Step 4: Add coconut oil and castor oil, repeating the process of adding some water and finger combing through

Step 5: Add leave in hair product

Step 6: Style as wanted

While I try my best to use natural hair care, sometimes it’s just not enough. If I have to use things that are not completely organic, I make sure to look out for certain things like it not being test on animals, and the biggest being avoiding major silicones that don’t allow for water solubility. I used to use Shea Moisture and thought it was THE go-to for ethnic hair until I got my Deva Cut and began to compare the ingredients to other products. The reason my hair was staying so dry while using this product was because it was not water soluble so the product was actually keeping the water and moisture from entering my hair follicles.

Things to try and avoid if you see it in the ingredient list:

  • Parabens
  • Synthetic colors/ scents
  • Sulfates
  • Silicones

Now while these products aren’t the BEST, and if I could manage my hair with cheaper and more simple things I would, these are far from the worst.

Deva Curl One Condition Decadence Conditioner

http://www.ulta.com/one-condition-decadence-ultra-moisturizing-milk-conditioner?productId=xlsImpprod13031227

Deva Curl Styling Cream or Ouidad Curl Cream

http://www.ulta.com/styling-cream-touchable-curl-definer?productId=xlsImpprod4080007

or

http://www.ulta.com/curl-quencher-hydrafusion-intense-curl-cream?productId=xlsImpprod4370877

I wash my hair about once every 4 or 5 days using an organic peppermint shampoo. And then condition it with an organic African conditioner, but keep in mind it is EXTREMELY THIN. Remember, organic isn’t going to lather like one with chemicals does, so you may have to use A LOT for any success. That is why I only use it once a week. Washing your hair too much also dries it out and strips it of its natural oils. Remember to choose a t-shirt over a towel to dry your hair, and avoid heat. If blow drying is necessary use the cool setting. If shampoo is too harsh on your hair, try a cleansing oil instead.

Shampoo:

https://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Peppermint-Eucalyptus-Botanicals/dp/B002LMBLTY/ref=sr_1_18_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1501119331&sr=8-18&keywords=organic+peppermint+shampoo

Conditioner:

https://www.amazon.com/Alaffia-EveryDay-Moisturizing-Conditioner-Vanilla-Mint/dp/B00HUDSZ1G/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1501119289&sr=8-1&keywords=organic%2Bafrican%2Bconditioner%2Bvanilla%2Band%2Bmint&th=1

Cleansing Oil:

http://www.ulta.com/curl-recovery-ultra-nourishing-cleansing-oil?productId=xlsImpprod5080017

 

If you’ve got money, I envy you, check out this brand:

https://innersensebeauty.com/

 

 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim Dupuy says:

    Who would have thought with all of your hair struggles when you were little that you would become the expert! So beautiful. Hope you can help other “distressed locks” ladies out!

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  2. Derrylene says:

    How do I know if it’s water soluble in the ingredients ?

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    1. Marissa Joy says:

      Most silicones are non water soluble, here’s a link for the page I reference that lists the non water soluble ingredients:
      https://www.google.com/amp/m.wikihow.com/Determine-if-a-Hair-Product-is-Curly-Girl-Approved%3Famp%3D1

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  3. I’m gonna try out this method.

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    1. Marissa Joy says:

      Let me know how it works for you!!

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