As your journey gets old, your hair care regimen switches up a bit. At least mine has. I have realized that I have become more “chilled” for lack of a better word. I have learned to incorporate my hair care to my everyday life and give my hair the freedom to grow as it pleases without watching its’s every move.
- I part my hair into 3 or 4 sections
- I apply product to my hands and rub to distribute to my fingers and then start by massaging my scalp with the product on my fingers
- I apply some products to the length of my hair first whole and then in subsections making sure to saturate the tips.
- I pin that section away and repeat throughout
- I put on a plastic bag and my scarf and let it sit for an hour at least
- I rinse up and follow up with an instant conditioner and rinse after 5 to 10 mins
- Towel and T shirt dry for about 15 mins to soak up the access water
- Apply my leave in’s and braid up my hair to stretch and air dry
If there is a hairstyle that I feared trying out, hands down it has to be a Wash and Go because I have never had success when I tried it out with relaxed hair so I dreaded trying it out on my natural hair. I won the Alodia wash and go kit at their pop up event and it took a month for me to actually try it out! Because, I was scared!! At long last I did try it out.
Deep conditioning is one of the most important part of hair care… you cannot skip this step! it is an intense treatment where you feed moisture that our hair lacks into you hair. Frequency of deep conditioning and when you deep condition is completely relative. This depends on how thirsty your hair is and it is very important to listen to you hair. Most people deep condition on a weekly basis and some every two weeks.
Types of deep conditioning
There are two types of deep conditioning. First being moisture treatment and second being a protein treatment. Most people think the two is one. I know that I also didn’t know the difference growing up but I knew that you can go to the salon for a treatment and ofcos I never went. I strongly suspect that it was a protein treatment but anyway, this is why we have hair bloggers today to teach us right??
Moisture deep conditioner: This is the most needed of the two. It must be done more frequently but in moderation. If you are new to your hair journey though I would suggest doing it weekly and see how your hair react. If it needs more, by all means give it. if less, then listen to your hair and make it every other week. I have a post with moisture deep conditioner options available to us in south africa you can check that out here
Protein treatment: Protein treatment are usually for adding strength to your hair. This is vital to your hair especially if you are relaxed but it must be done sparingly because protein overload is a nightmare!! Believe me. I would suggest on doing a protein treatment monthly at most if you are natural. If you are relaxed maybe sneak it a balance conditioner here and there if your hair needs it. Protein treatments varied from light to hard so Start with light and gradually go up because some people are protein sensitive and that could also be a problem so test out. I have a post with a list of protein treatments click here to check it out
This is how i deep condition my hair. (both moisture and protein)
After washing and towel drying:
And that’s my deep conditioning routine ladies and gents! Let me know how often you deep condition your hair in the comment section below!! Thank you for reading and I hope I helped someone 🙂
When I was younger, my favourite colour was pink! Along with many young girls I suppose. This look was inspired by exactly that. Young, bright, care free and beautiful while we at it. My hair style on the other side didn’t come out the way I wanted it to but as they say… Find a way to make it work .
Theres are always those products that you just naturally reach for! Here is what I have been reaching for lately in the beauty front
LA Girl PRO Conceal in beautiful bronze
Beauty treats Max Effect Mascara
The Balm Bahama mama bronzer
Avon MagiX prime and set spray.
LA Girl Pro coverage Long wear laminating foundation in Bronze
That’s it from my current beauty faves. If you want to see my current hair faves you can do so here
Until the next one! Kisses
Herewith a product that I love but not exactly for the right reasons!! Don’t get me wrong it’s not about the product in fact from the few times that I have used it, it seems quiet good!! The problem is that I haven’t used it as much as I should have am I making sense? However I always, and I mean always use its mirror! I love it’s mirror and it’s honestly just a coincidence that the mirror is heart shaped. I swear.