As at July 2014.
When the ‘fro ‘fro is out to play
– Spritz with homemade mixture of water, olive/castor oil, and tea tree oil. Once or twice daily (depending on moisture situation at night time).
– Castor oil on sides and edges.
– Seal with Cantu Shea butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream.
– Co-wash with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner.
Every two weeks:
– Wash with African black soap.
– DC with homemade DC mix of molasses, honey, olive oil, and moisturising conditioner.
When hair is in protective style (usually braids)
– Spritz with homemade mixture as above.
– Spray scalp with oil mixture containing argan oil, tea tree oil, olive oil, and castor oil.
– Spray roots and body of braids with Creme of Nature Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner with Argan Oil.
– Finish with SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz-Free Curl Mousse.
– Wash with African black soap / L’Oreal Ever Creme Sulfate-free Moisture System Nourishing Shampoo.
– Apple Cider Vinegar rinse.
– Condition with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner.
These days, I’m mostly trying to maintain one style or another. Washday happens between styles.
Once a month, I henna and do a moisturising deep treatment.
On non-Henna Washdays:
1. I shampoo with a sulfate free shampoo.
2. Moisturising Deep condition.
3. Moisturise with a leave-in and seal.
4. Thread hair and leave to air dry.
5. When hair is dry, style on stretched moisturised hair.
When hair is loose and I’m free styling, I may co-wash in the middle of the week if I feel like it.
I like trying new products, but I’m also identifying the ones I love. I may not have them at all times, but I consider these to have made staple status:
1. Leave-in: Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream
2. Deep Conditioner- Nothing But Intense Healing Mask
3. Oils- Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil.
4. Co-washing: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner.