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Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Hair Regimen

Hey there once again lovelies!

As I was washing my hair this past weekend, it totally dawned on me that I haven't shared what I plan to do with my hair now that the weather has cooled down (finally!).

I really want to take the time to enjoy my hair. I've been growing my hair out all these years and have been hiding it. And that's no fun for anyone. I mean, I've gotten me some bangs and have my hair layered...I need to wear it out dangit!

The game plan is this: I will straighten my hair 2x a month. 2 weeks out of the month I will wear my hair out and 2 weeks I will bun. I will only use heat on the days I straighten my hair (except if I have to touch up my bangs). I figure this particular regimen gives the perfect balance of heat use.

Since I will be using heat, I have to modify my regimen a bit. When using heat, I am a firm believer of 'you got to put in what you take out.' This means I have to keep my protein/moisture levels in check! I plan to do this by using great DCs and steaming.

So here is what I plan to do:

Wash Day
--Hot Oil treatment with Kemi Oyl or Jamaican Black Castor Oil

--Wash with Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo or Mizani Thermasmooth Shampoo ( I will clarify my hair as needed with ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo)

--Apply ORS Replenishing Conditioner or Aubrey Organics GPB to my hair

--Steam hair for 30 min

--Blowout using Mizani Thermasmooth Serum (Step 3)<--will wait until hair is 80% dry via air drying --Flat Iron using Beyond the Zone Heat Protectant **Will wrap hair nightly for 1 week. Prior to wrapping, I will moisturize using KeraCare Cream Hairdress and will seal ends using Kemi Oyl** **My hair will stay wrapped as long as I am in my apt** **Will not use heat to 'touch up my hair.' The only exception is for my bangs** Week 2 I will bun my hair, moisturize as needed, and leave my hair alone until wash day. Soooo..as you can see my regimen is pretty simple. As I get further into my stretch ( around 12-15 weeks post or so), I will incorporate wigs into the regimen if I don't feel like stretching. I'm really excited about this regimen and I am curious to see what effect this will have on my hair!






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    1. Thanks DaShaun! :)

      Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  2. Gorgeous hair, I love your bangs!

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  3. Great regimen. I have been considering reintroducing heat to my regimen, I miss heat styling lol. Your hair looks great :)

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    1. Thanks!

      I say go on and reintroduce heat into your regimen! As long as you're compensating for that heat, you should be fine!

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  4. Love the cut and bangs. Enjoy your wearing your hair out. So often when we are on our hair journeys we do not get to actually enjoy our hair so it's great to see you doing just that!

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    1. Thanks! :)

      You're absolutely right though. We get so obsessed with retention and protective styling that during the journey we never get to ENJOY our hair. I'm trying to make more of an effort to do just that!

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