Ya know, I have been natural for about ten years, and like I stated in a recent post, I JUST found out that my hair is low porosity. What, you ask, does this mean? Well, for starters, it means that:
*When I did the porosity test (placing a clean strand of hair in a clear glass of water)- My hair stayed on the surface of the water. OVERNIGHT.
*When I tried to use the LOC (liquid oil cream) method with water, oil mix, and shea butter, my hair turned every surface into an oil slick. *le sigh*
* It takes forever for Claudette (my hairs given name) to dry. Like, I dry her with a t-shirt, think she's d dry, then put her in a puff. Only to feel water sliding down my neck hours later. In public.
*Having leave in treatments form white balls on my hair, or not getting my shampoo to rinse out completely, so I have random foamy spots.
So I would often finish up a wash session with my face lookin like this:
* I like butters. My hair doesn't need them, because they are too heavy. They sit on top of my hair.
*When I'm done washing, my hair is filled with water, so it WILL NOT absorb any product. I have to get it about 70% dry so that I can cram a leave in in there.
* My new LOC method consists of:
- Cantu Shea butter leave in for my liquid
- olive/jojoba/avocado oil for the oil
- That is all, I don't need a cream, so I guess I just have a LO method. Ha!
Soooo, my new regimen is this:
- Co-washand detangle weekly with TreSemme Luxurious Moisture Conditioner, and once a month with either Aussie Moist shampoo, or my Queen Helene mint julep shampoo
- Dry with a t-shirt until damp
- Do the ol' LO method
- Twist or band to stretch
- Deep condition as needed
How has your regimen changed?