REGIMEN & STAPLES

Wash Day

Typically I wash my hair with shampoo every 2 weeks. During the summer I may increase this to every week alternating between co-washing and shampooing. For more in depth details and videos of my wash day routine.

  • I always pre-poo prior to washing my hair. Pre-pooing is great for helping me to reduce the potential stripping effects of shampoo, and it also helps to soften my hair which makes detangling before I wash very easy.
  • After washing my hair I deep condition. I usually do this beneath a heat cap for 20 – 30 minutes.
  • To moisturise I use either a leave-in conditioner or a moisturiser. I then seal my hair very lightly with oil.
  • 90% of the time I style my hair in a twist out and allow my twists to dry overnight before unraveling them.
  • Finally I oil my scalp very lightly with a stimulating scalp oil.

Midweek Haircare & Styling

  • I usually moisturise (and re-twist) my hair every 2 – 3 days just before bed, and then throw on my silk/satin headscarf so that my hair is protected whilst I sleep.
  • Every 2 – 3 days I will also massage my scalp for a few minutes. If my scalp is not too oily and wash day is not far away, I will apply a small amount of my stimulating scalp oil to my scalp and massage it in.

Other

  • When washing, detangling and conditioning, I always work with my hair in four sections. It makes life so much easier and from my experience it reduces manipulation and breakage.
  • I rarely ever use direct heat
  • I dust or trim my hair every 3 months
  • I only use tools i.e. my detangling brush on wash day. Other than this I opt for finger detangling 95% of the time.
  • I drink a green smoothie almost every day and also drink a lot of water as well as Bamboo tea.

Staple Products

Pre-Shampoo

  • Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Ayurvedic oil treatment (recipe here)

Shampoo/Co-wash 

  • Afrocenchix Swish Natural Moisturising Shampoo
  • As I Am Coconut Co Wash Cleansing Conditioner
  • KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

Deep Conditioners/Treatments

  • ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner
  • Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm
  • Big Hair Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment
  • Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

Leave-In Conditioners/Moisturisers

  • Shea Decadence Mango Lassi Conditioning Hair Milk
  • KeraCare Buttercream Everyday Moisturiser
  • Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner

Serums & Heat Protectants

  • TRESemme Heat Defence Styling Spray

Stylers/Gels

  • Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
  • Cantu Cococnut Curling Cream
  • Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk
  • Shea Decadence Mango Sorbet Shine & Define Styling Balm

Oils/Butters

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Tools

  • Felicia Leatherwood Detangler Brush
  • Curlformers
  • Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Blowdryer
  • Flexi rods
  • Hair Therapy Wrap
  • RIO Portable Hood Dryer