Finally answering the #1 question I get asked
One of the best things about having a blog is that you don’t have to type anything twice when you can just point them to one place - the blog! The reason I bring this up is that I just realized that I can answer a question that I’ve heard so many times in my life, especially recently. The question goes something like this: “Girl, what you use in your hair?” or “Girl, how did you get your hair like that?” or “Girl, how you make your curls pop?” Well girl, let me tell you! Well, wait…before I do, let me make some disclaimers.
- I am not a professional hairstylist nor a natural hair guru. I can barely flat twist or cornrow. I just found a method that works well for me and I'm sharing it to all of you.
- None of these ideas are original. I am not going to act like I created anything new. I just collected ideas over the years, thanks to websites, conversations, and YouTube.
- What I use may not work for you and that’s okay. I suggest looking at the overall method and seeing if that works with the products that you have and love currently.
- My process may not have your hair looking like mine which is not a big deal. Variety is the spice of life, right? So I say embrace what you got, take good care of it and rock it!
- Don’t be mad at me if I decide to chop it off in the future. I am just putting that out there in case you follow me on social media. I get bored sometimes and do drastic things.
So with that out of the way, I present to you my healthy hair process:
Wash & CONDITION:
- Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo
- Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Conditioner
I won't even lie. These products are expensive but they are my favorites right now. Trust me, I've tried so many products over the years and for me, these two are some of the best out there!
Deep Conditioner TREATMENT:
- ½ - 1 cup of Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Masque
- Little bit of my favorite hair oil
- 1 tsp. Hesh Herbal Amla Powder 100G
- 1 tsp. Hesh Brahmi Powder 100G
- 1 tsp. Hesh Shikakai Powder 100G
- ½ tsp. Hesh Aritha Powder 100G
- (Get the powders in one combo HERE)
- Add Aloe Vera Juice until I get a smooth but thick consistency
- (You can apparently get aloe vera juice for a great price at Trader’s Joes but I pay extra for the convenience of delivery from Amazon)
I mix all these ingredients up, saturate my hair with the concoction, and put it in a heated bonnet. If I was fancy, I'd go under the dryer.
When I'm done with either my wash and go or deep conditioning treatment, you can do either a LOC or LCO method (Leave-In Conditioner, Oil and Cream or Leave-In Conditioner, Cream and Oil… I typically use the LOC method but depends on your hair type)
- Leave-In Conditioner: Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In
- Oil: Indie product I got
- Cream: I’m trying different creams. The best one that worked pretty good is the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Smoothie
EMBRACE WHAT YOU GOT, TAKE GOOD CARE OF IT & ROCK IT!
Like I said in the introduction, I am not a hairstylist so I try to keep it simple while also keeping it versatile. Some of my favorite go-to styles are a wash and go, twist out, and a simple fro. I say look at a bunch of YouTube tutorials and have fun!
Throughout the week, I check my hair to see if it’s dry or not. If it is dry, I take a spray bottle filled with water and aloe juice and spray it. Then I add a little extra cream, especially at the ends. As far as how often I do this, it really depends on my mood and the weather. During the colder months, I usually do the deep conditioner treatment about 2-3 months. When it's warmer out, I'll do it once or twice a month. I usually wash my hair once a week but it depends on my hairstyle and the weather too. Usually, a twist out last longer then a wash and go so I can typically hold off of washing my hair for two weeks.
Other Stuff I do:
Alright so that is my long-winded healthy hair process. I really believe this helped my hair grow quickly. Need proof? Click the right arrow on the picture on the left.
So what are some hair tips that makes your hair stand out from the crowd? Let the girls know below!