Healthy hair is something we all want to have. Since about July of last year, I have been a jerk to my hair. I cut it, dyed it and fried it. Literally. My hair was about mid back length in the beginning of summer 2017.
I wasn’t taking care of my hair at all. I straightened my hair multiple times to find the perfect style for my wedding day and did damage when I straightened it for my brother’s wedding.
Since I am ready to take charge and regain a healthy head of hair, I will be on a healthy hair challenge for the next 6 months. Here are the details:
My Staple Products:
During the next 6 months, I have chosen products that I know will offer me the best results for my hair. They are as follows.
Oils: Castor, EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Jojoba oil and Coconut oil
Protein Treatment/Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture’s Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil intensive Hydration Masque, and Aphogee Keratin 2 Min Re-constructor
Shampoo: Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk Shampoo and Shea Moisture’s JBCO Strengthen and Restore shampoo
Co- Wash/Conditioner: Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
Sealant/Moisturizer: Respected Roots Hair Moisturizer
Hair Styling Tools: Wide tooth Comb, Denman Brush, Spray bottle, Hooded Dryer, Flexi Rods and Shower Scalp Massager.
During this challenge, I will follow the same regimen every month. I will not be flat ironing my hair, but I will be using my hooded dryer to dry my hair and deep condition. My hair takes about a day and some change to dry thoroughly. This was one of the reasons I neglected my hair most times. My dryer allows me to save time on my wash days.
My regimen is as follows:
- Shampoo hair the first weekend of every month
- Co-wash the rest of the month
- Deep Condition once a week
- Protein Treatment Once a month
- Trim as needed (normally in need of a slight trim every 3 months or so)
- Moisturize hair daily
- 2 days hair out (twist out or flexi rods) 5 days up-do
- Twist hair weekly using the L.O.C (leave in, oil, cream) method
Due to the constant lack of care for my hair, it has thinned and been damaged by heat. My goals are to get my hair back to its healthiest state. At this moment, my twists are only thick at the root and my ends are stringy. My goal is to have the full length of my twists be the same width. I would like all straight pieces to be gone.
A few of my other goals are to create a habit to stay on top of my hair care. I would also like to cease straightening my hair, coloring my hair and be able to stretch my hair to my bra strap.
I will be doing pretty regular updates to keep you all in the loop. If you’re looking to get back on track with your hair care, join me with this challenge. I’d love for you to! Have you had any set backs in your hair journey? What steps did you take to recover? Please let us know in the comments.
-Until next time lovelies, stay edgy