I always start with my hair in four sections. I currently don’t use any specific shampoo. Whatever I have on hand a the moment is fine (I am intersted in KBB’s Juicy Bar Shampoo). I generally shampoo about once per month to remove product build up. Other times, I co-wash with Aussie Moist. Sometimes, even after co-washing, I will follow with a light shampoo if I am feeling paranoid about the cones in the Aussie Moist and how it will interact with follow up products I will be using.
Conditioners used to be the holy grail of my routine, but I’ve since stepped back and I’m slightly less interested in conditioners (at least for the times that I wear my hair kinky). Although I will say, I still won’t NOT allow water to touch my hair without deep conditioning occurring for at least 3 hours.
I am currently rotating Bee Mine Beautiful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner, Karen’s Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask. I usually give my conditioners a moisture boost by adding 1-2 tbsp of each of the following — Agave Nectar, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil & Olive Oil. Wet hair pictured below.
I detanlge (my wet hair) and moisturize using either Qhemet Biologics Coco Tree Detangling Ghee or Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Lavender Vanilla. I use either of these products throughout the week when added moisture is necessary. I seal with Aethiopika Twist & Hydrate Butter or Karen’s Body Beautiful Creamylicious.
I have been stretching my hair using THIS method weekly. I sometimes get lazy and blow dry my hair, mimicking PinkSkates’ blow dry method. I follow by twisting or braiding. Depending on how the twists themselves look, I will sport a cloth headband, curl the ends, wear a twist out or wear it all up in a banana clip.
I have recently ordered a few products, depending on each products’ performance, it could be making its way into my routine; Hair Veda’s Sitrinillah, Vatika Frosting, Whipped Creme Ends Hydration Moisturizer Leave-in & Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-in.