Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MY UPDATED REGIMEN (FALL/WINTER)


Hola Gorgeous Ones!

Hope that all is well with you. I decided to post my updated regimen because of a few inquiries I've gotten. Also, because I'm pooped and waited really late to get my post together.

And before I go any further, here is my disclaimer:
I am not nor do I claim to be a professional and licensed hair stylist, only a learning professional on the needs of my particular hair. The products that I list and how I use them are quoted based upon my hair's response to them. I am by know means soliciting these products as a means of profit or professional insight, but solely based upon my hair's wonderful experience with them. (Basic PJ.) So in other words, I tried it and it worked. I am truly only speaking on my personal experience. I recommend and hope that you do the same thing with products even if our hair may look the exact same because EVERY head of hair is different and reacts differently to the same and/or different products. ?Capiche?...Sincerely, ChocolateOrchid. :D


MY REGIMEN (cold weather)
Co-wash once a week followed by deep conditioning. After washing some of the deep conditioner out, my final rinse is a tea rinse w/acv. While hair is still soaking wet, I apply a moisturizer of choice. Then wrap my hair in a Curlease towel (you can use a microfiber towel or old t-shirt) for no longer than 15 minutes. Just enough to get some drippies.

If I’m twisting my hair, I break out Miss Jessie’s Meringue and twist my hair up.

If I’m bunning, I use Jane Carter’s Nourish & Shine, Qhemet’s Burdock Root Buttercreme and/or Qhemet’s Amla Pomade.

I always seal my ends w/oil. I usually do an 1 to 1 1/2 an inch of my ends.
**Probably will be doing a lot of protective styling (bunning/twists/twist-outs. Considering a sew-in weave)**

My Fav products that work for me:
*this is a current list of those I mostly use.*

Cleansers- (not often, maybe once a month)
Devacurl NoPoo (great no-poo shampoo)
Qhemet shampoo bar ( don’t think she makes this anymore)
Hair Rules Aloe Grapefruit Purifying shampoo (have tried and liked)
** If necessary, you can also dilute the shampoo w/water so that it isn’t harsh on your hair. Maybe 1 pt shampoo to 2 pts water. I suggest playing w/different ratios to see what works for your hair.**

Condish- (co-wash 1 to 2 times/wk depending on how hair is styled and season)
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted (Heavenly. good as leave-in also)
V05 Moisture Milks Condish (I use this one to wash out henna and ayurvedic powders)

Deep Condish- (usually do weekly)
Hairveda SitricNillah Deep Conditioning Masque (lovin’ this one)
Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment (good as leave-in also)
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose (usually combine w/jessicurl wdt)
Curl Junkie Hisbiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Condish
**about to try Aubrey Organics GPB Condish (has protein in it which I believe my hair needs) Will post about it after I try it.**

Leave-Ins/Detanglers
* I can use these alone during the warmer seasons*
Oyin’s Handmade Honey Hemp Condish
MOP Leave-In Condish
*Can’t say enough about these. I especially use these under Miss Jessie’s products.*


Moisturizers- (whenever necessary which means often)
Qhemet burdock root buttercreme
Curl Junkie Hisbiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave-In (haven’t used much. Will revisit once it in Spring/Summer)
Jane Carter Nourish & Shine (Can be used on scalp/alone/or to seal. Makes my hair feel soooooo good.)
**can use these alone during warmer months**


Stylers-

Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue
Miss Jessie’s Stretch Silkening Crème

Gels-
IC Hair Polisher w/sparkelites (use when doing ponytails, puffs & buns only in warmer weather)
Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Aloe Fix gel (loves this stuff. Great for moisture also)
*I doubt I will use these again until the weather warms up here*

Sealers/Oils
Qhemet Burdock Root buttercreme
Jojoba/Grapeseed/Almond oil or a mix
Coconut Oil (mainly during warm weather)
Shealoe (mixture of unrefined shea butter, aloe vera gel, & a few oils)
Jamaican Black Castor Oil (trying it out cause I’ve heard only good things about it even though Castor oil is too heavy for my hair. Funny me.)
Komaza Care Hair Nourishment Oil (great scalp/growth oil. Would not seal w/this. Use on scalp only)
Carol’s Daughter Hair Elixer (currently using on scalp. Would not seal w/this. Use on scalp only)

Various Treatments
henna (strength/conditioning. Do this once or twice a month)
Amla/shikakai/neem/brahmi/maka powders (once or twice a month)
Tea rinse w/ACV (Check my post out here. I've since added other herbs to my tea. I will post on this soon.)

Overnight Oil Treatments
Vatika Oil (great for oil treatments. Can typically find at Indian grocery stores. Try to do once a week. Apply, cover head w/plastic cap and sleep in. I usually cover it w/bonnet. Wash out in a.m.)
Bhrinraj Oil (trying this one out)

Product Lines I’ll be Trying Soon
Afroveda
Darcy’s Bontanicals


Places I Order From:
Curlmart
Hairveda
Honeyfig
Mehndiskinart
Ayurnatural Beauty

Places I Physically Shop At:
Wallys/Target
Whole Foods
Return to Eden Organic Market (various health food and organic stores)
Cherians International Groceries

Hope this helps!
CO

2 comments:

  1. really great tips you have here . Thanks for sharing this with us (smile)

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  2. Very helpful info. Thanks for detailing your routine..

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