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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