Hey y’all. I know I didn’t have any post last week but you’ll have to pardon me. If you’re in Kenya you definitely know how this election period is like. I’m yearning for the day when all this will be over and get back to our normal lives. Any way this isn’t going to hold me back from doing what I love; blogging about hair.
If you follow me on Instagram you definitely know by now that I already undid my crochet braids after four weeks. I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my cleansing and deep conditioning regimen.
I started off with a pre-poo. By now am sure most of you know my all time hair oil:
Someone sent me a message on Instagram asking me the difference between the coconut oil that I use above and the unrefined coconut oil. Well, the one above is refined and less expensive. I know it’s not raw coconut oil but honestly, this is what I’ve been using since the day I went natural. It works perfectly fine for my hair. The most important thing is finding a product that works for you.If you prefer coconut oil in its raw state then that’s fine.
What I did was wet my hair, finger detangled then applied some generous amount of coconut oil on my strands while twisting them in sections. I put on a plastic bag and head scarf afterwards and had it overnight.
And then… I got something new for my hair: shampoo
I recently went shopping for a deep conditioner because the one that I had was almost over. Life happened. I just found myself specifically looking through the Dark&Lovely products while remembering how this particularly line has been getting a lot of hype on social media of late (In Kenya). It wasn’t my initial intention to buy it but after looking at the price and comparing it with other line of products I couldn’t help but get one for myself. I’ve used it only once and I liked it. It smells good and my hair didn’t feel stripped after shampooing the next morning.
The next step was using my DIY protein treatment. I’ve shared about this before. Just in case you haven’t checked this out you could take a look at it over here. I applied this mixture on my hair strands, still in sections then covered it with a plastic bag and a head scarf for 30 minutes then rinsed it off with cold water.
The next thing was to use my usual deep conditioner:
I know, this particular one is already over. I’ve mentioned this product one in a post a while back. I love this product and it’s almost a year since started using it. It works well for me. It works both as a rinse out and as a leave-in conditioner. I applied it on my hair, still in sections covered it in a plastic bag for 30 minutes before rinsing it out with cold water.
My second last step was an apple cider vinegar rinse.
I mixed this with water and then sprayed it on my hair and scalp. Once again this is not new, I have mentioned it in a previous post while highlighting its importance. The smell is definitely not pleasant but it goes away once it has dried up. If your really hate the smell you can rinse it off with water a few minutes later after using the mix or do the rinse before deep conditioning just so that you can do away with it as soon as possible.
Last but not least, I did the L.O.C (liquid/water, oil, cream) method just when my hair was 75% dry. The cream that I used is the carrot oil cream which is still kinda new to my regimen.
I know I mentioned this the first time I talked about it but I’m still deciding whether my hair likes it or not. It’s my second time using it since the day I bought it.
This whole process took pretty much 75% of my day just because I had other commitments to attend to in between. I always have wash days when I’m sure I’ll be indoors the whole day. That’s it.
I curious though, what’s it like during you wash days? Is it longer or shorter than mine and what steps do you take to achieve your regimen? I hope to hear from you in the comment section below.
Lots of Love