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:
--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!