Essential Hair Products
I've simplified my routine and hence reduced the number of products I use. Every week, I wash (using Kinky Curly Come Clean), deep condition (using Darcy's Botanical Deep Conditioning Mask), moisturize (using Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme), and then style.
Expanded Product Stash
Occasionally, I use Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner when there's no time to deep condition. I use jojoba oil on my hair when wearing a blow-out. I apply Komaza Care Coconut Hair Pudding after moisturizing if I desire curlier hair.
Hair Styling Tools
I've been using the bone super rattail comb for years. I detangle, part, style, and do everything I need with that comb. I use a pick comb to hide my parts when wearing a twist-out. The croc clips come in handy when styling.
I wash my hair without taking any pre-wash steps (no pre-poos for example). Once my hair gets wet, it's instantly moisturized. I then apply my shampoo to my scalp using my finger tips and allow it to work throughout the hair. I shampoo once or twice depending on how my scalp feels and then apply my conditioner.
|The shampoo step is not pictured above, but I did and always shampoo before deep conditioning.|
After applying the deep conditioner, I wear a plastic cap for 20 minutes.
After rinsing out the deep conditioner, I loosely wrap my hair with a towel to absorb the excess water. I then section, detangle, and moisturize (using the DB creme) my hair in preparation for a blow-out. I apply jojoba oil after blow-drying for shine.
|I've received many questions about the high-end dryer I reviewed, which is amazing. My favorite|
lower priced dryer (which I used to achieve this blow-out) is the Conair Pro Silver Bird. I especially
love the comb attachment. BTW, I always use a comb attachment when doing a blow-out.
Heat protectant? No, I don't use a product marketed as a heat protectant because in my experience as
long as my hair is conditioned, which I achieve with the other products I use, then my hair is
protected when blow-drying.
Before bed, I flat-twist my hair (no additional products applied). I use my fingers to part and add about 9 large flat twists for a loose wavy style the next day. I apply additional moisturizer on day 3 (sooner if my hair feels dry). Adding moisturizer will cause some shrinkage because of its water-base, but my twist-out will be much curlier like in this post.
|I flat-twist my hair every night when wearing a blow-out to maintain the stretched look.|
Coming next: Updated Natural Hair Regimen Pt. 2 (Rocking the fro)
Disclosure: I have no material connections to the product companies mentioned in this post. All of the ideas and opinions expressed are my own.