REGIMEN



Daily:  My all-time favorite daily product is Gleau Nourishing Oil.  I carry a small amount of Gleau with me so I can reapply as needed. I love this product because it's light and doesn't weigh the hair down.  Gleau is made up of all-natural oils including Argan, Sweet Almond, Camellia Seed, etc.  It makes my hair soft and adds some shine with every use. Best of all, a little bit goes a long way.

Nightly: Always tie my hair with silk scarf.  Apply Gleau oil and my moisturizer. Sometimes I mist my hair at night to remoisturize.  I also will give myself a scalp massage several days a week with eucalyptus essential oil mixed with a carrier oil.

As Needed:  I spray my hair with a mix of spring water, Biolage Daily Repair Tonic, Cera Repair Pro, and coconut vinegar. I experiment with different ingredients to see what works best for me.  I use this mist when my hair starts feeling too dry.  I also like to use this mist at night also so my hair can feel more moisturized and envigorated in the morning. 

Weekly:

+I wash with a cleansing conditioner (currently WEN Honey Fig) after a pretty lengthy pre-poo process using either coconut oil, my fave conditioner or a decadent pre-poo treatment like Philip Kingsley Elasticizer or Ojon Hair Treatment.  Lately, I've been dry deep conditioning with heat prior to "washing."  This process is saving me a ton of time and is really effective so far.  Will continue to tweak the process and monitor the results long term.

+ For my deep conditioner I currently use Silicon Mix Protein de Perla & Kanechom for moisture.  I also recently added Paul Mitchell Awapuhi because of the quality protein not find in many other products.  Every other week I add a capful or so of Baby Face Pure Protein to my conditioner.  It adds protein/strength to my hair without the risk of protein overload.  Since I purchased my conditioning flat iron, nothing has ever been the same.  It uses infrared technology to help product to penetrate further into the hair strand.  I use it when the conditioner is still in my hair and the results multiply over time.  I noticed a reduction in breakage and an overall look of healthy hair after using it for 3-4 wash days.

+I'm commited to remain consistent with my steaming sessions on a weekly basis. Whenever I'm consistent, my hair thanks me. Then I roller set and sit under my hooded dryer. 

Touch Up:  I touch up around every 4 months using Affirm Fiberguard mild formula.  My hair rarely comes out bone straight.  I add a capful of Pure Protein and silk amino acids to my relaxer to further protect my hair from additional damage.  .  I make sure to protect my previously touched up hair with Preservo Serum, Porosity Control, neutralizing shampoo or something with  low pH.

Nutritional Support: I try to drink lots of water as often as possible. I believe that drinking more than 2 liters a day helps our skin glow and helps the body to transport nutrients to our scalp. I wrote a post about hair growth during winter time compared to summer.  Besides lots of water, I like to supplement my diet with ultra nutritious smoothies.  Silica is really important for hair skin and nails so I like to drink silica in the form of bamboo tea & with silica gel.

Scalp Health: Scalp Massages with Essential oils, apple cider vinegar, Keracare dry itchy scalp shampoo. scalp massages, coconut oil.

Healthy Ends: Please check out my "Happy Endings" posts on creating stronger ends.

Happy Endings I:  Ultra protection with protein.
Happy endings II: Sealing our Ends
Happy Endings III: Repairing Split Ends

If you are in the early stages of creating your own regimen but don't know where to start, check out my Regimen 101 Resource Guide.














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