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Written by / Monday, 10 September 2012 / 5 Comments

Hair talk.

Hey guys, 

One of my readers (Ibiayo) requested I do a post talking about my hair regimen...I'm going to try and be as brief as possible.

.: I'm not an expert, I'm only stating what I do personally. This method will not work for everyone but hopefully you'll learn one or two things... :.

Regimen:

I wash my hair once a week without fail. most times I 'co-wash' ie washing with a conditioner instead of the usual shampoo. since conditioners actually have cleaning properties, cleaning can be achieved without drying the hair. when I do use a shampoo I try and use a sulphate free one Or my "black soap shampoo" basically I melt/dissolve some black soap (the village type not dudu osun etc not that you can't use that. I just haven't) in water and add honey and or oils.


I use these to co-wash. I buy them from "final point" supermarket in Opebi.  they retail for about 300-400 Naira.
After washing I deep condition. The mixture I use depends on what I have at the moment. But it always consists of a conditioner (eg Queen Helene cholesterol, Lustrasilk cholesterol plus etc) oils such as: castor, coconut and olive oil and a few drops of essential oils ranging from peppermint, tea tree, lavender, rosemary or eucalyptus depending on what I have honey, and or glycerin. Sometimes I add some hair mayonnaise to this mixture depending on what I feel my hair needs. I mix it well and apply to my hair - make sure your hair isn't dripping wet though! I usually wrap my hair in an old t shirt and allow the shirt soak up most of the water before applying the mixture. I try not to use towels on my hair cause I find them to be too rough. - I put on a shower cap and use my hair therapy wrap for an hour.. Before I got the hair wrap I just wrapped my head with a towel.

hair therapy hair wrap

I always air dry. The only time I use heat on my hair is when I relax or when they straighten my leave out after getting a sew in weave. I try and use a heat protectant.

The earliest I relax my hair is 10 weeks but I usually aim to relax every 12 weeks..I do this in a bid to try and reduce overlapping and over processing of my hair. I also make sure they don't relax the whole length of my hair. I find they tend to do this a lot here so I pay attention whenever I relax.

I try and oil/moisturise my scalp/hair at least 3 times a week but I aim for every other day. I also do "protective'' styles- buns, braid outs etc. I think I'll stop here.... :)

Ibiayo  if you have any questions please ask.

Happy hair growing,
vieve xx

5 comments:

  1. Yay!! Tnk u soo much.. So I shld
    A. Cowash @least once a week
    B. Use sulphate free shampoo wen/if I wanna use shampoo
    C. Deep condition
    D. Try as much as possible to airdry
    E. Moisturise.
    Wat oil/moisturiser do u use?
    Ur d best!

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    1. Lol, exactly! I use castor, coconut n olive oil mix I try and add a few drops of some essential oils if i have any. I like coconut n herbs by Emily millionaire to moisturize or carrot oil by organic root stimulator. Thanks! X

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    2. Tnx a lot vieve. Ur d best :)

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  2. Am definitely going to try this. Bin abandonin my hair for a while now. Nice blog btw.

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    1. Thank you Chinasa. I'm guilty of abandoning my hair now and then too. Please let me know how it goes should you try my regimen... :)

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