Today I wanted to talk about My (*ahem, Cough, Cough* ) Regimen. You know, the one for my hair. We all hear about hair regimens and how they are supposed to help with hair growth, detangling, hair health, and yadda yadda yadda. Recently I was thinking about this, as I was caught off guard a while back by a friend of mine who is also natural. First she complimented me on how healthy and strong my hair looked. She was telling me about her regimen, her sisters regimen, and her favorite beauty bloggers regimen. Then she asked about mine. Cue blank stare.
Honestly, I never considered that I myself had a hair regimen. I mean, I read blogs and go to websites and read about other peoples regimens and habits and must-haves and what not, but me? I just wash her, moisturize, and go. But that's not a regimen, is it? Welp, considering that I do the same thing religiously and my hair is now thriving, I reckon it is. It is amazingly, simple, but it works. Here goes:
|Smells SOOOO Good!|
|My only comb.|
When hair is not soaking wet, I slather on a olive oil/jojoba oil mix. Then I let her dry about 70%, and I'll either throw her in twists or a high puff. That's what she likes. So that's what I do.
|My fave Aloe Vera Juice- now I use their Organic kind!|
|My oil mix and Plastic cap|
Ever so often, I'll give myself a deep conditioner made of eggs, mayo, and honey.
|DC for the Cheap!|
Did anyone notice that I have not mentioned a hair type? Kudos if you did. That's because I personally do not believe in the hair typing system. I know of too many women with similar hair types that will not--no--can not use the same products or regimens. There are also people who debate over what hair goes into what category. And then there are those who use the hair typing system for ill will. So what is the purpose of the hair typing system? There is nothing wrong with seeing someone whose hair looks similar to yours, and inquiring about their products and methods. But it would be a detriment to believe that just because she's a 4a and your a 4a, the results will be the same. They may not. And that will suck. I am all for knowing your own hair and what works for it. That will take trial and error on your part. Lord knows it did on mine, lol.
Also, did any of you notice that I refer to my hair as "she", and "her"? Excellent . Her name is Claudette.