When I first cut off my permed ends it was during the summer, so I had countless hours to fiddle around in my rediscovered and very awesome natural hair with all it's coils and kinks. Now, I don't even have time to sit down to a leisurely meal, so I only go near my hair on weekends! I've received lots of comments and questions on my funky tapered fro, today I'll answer the most frequently asked one.
"How do you care for it?"
My routine is pretty easy at the moment. I have a tapered twa and it's easy to care for. I don't use a lot of products, so I avoid heavy build up. Every two weeks I pre-poo with coconut oil and co-wash with Tresemme: Smooth and Silky Conditioner. Each Sunday the scalp is lightly oiled with a mixture of mostly castor oil, small splashes of coconut oil and tiny drops of almond and peppermint oil, then a generous amount of Elasta QP: Olive-oil and Mango Butter Leave-in Conditioner with a small bit of raw Shea butter mixed in is applied to the hair. Tiny two strand twists, like these follow. The twists I keep for a week and each day the hair is sprayed with a mixture of distilled water, leave-in conditioner and coconut oil. The shaved sides are combed with a fine tooth comb and then brushed.
And of-course, twist-outs are rocked on the weekends!!! I'd like your suggestions for shampoos, I'm out and looking for a really good one.
What's your hair care routine? Are you a product junkie or do you keep it simple? Any go to products?
It's Sunday, so I'm off to do some multitasking, my hair, some assignments (I have to plan, prepare and execute a business luncheon), a few meetings and maybe I'll even deal with the washing.