When life started hitting me left and right thats when my hair regimen started to decline. I know for you it could be because your so busy, not knowing how to do your hair or school or children that leads to not taking the best care of your hair. Well, I know that was the case for me. Of course, there will be moments in life where our hair care is the last thing on our minds In my case, on top of not taking care of my hair, I dyed it jet black, would forget to moisturize more than once a week, would forgot to wear my scarf all because I was so exhausted this all helped with adding to dryness. Now, that I’m thinking about it was just a hot mess lol it kind of matched exactly how I felt at the time. It’s funny now but during the time it was painful for me to look at. But, it’s time for me to fix it and get back to my moisturized tresses again. I was tired of the everyday bun look that I have been wearing for weeks. It seemed to lead to even more dryness and I’ll admit it’s not the buns fault it was my pure laziness for not taking care of my hair throughout the week. So, lets get to it how to bring your hair back to life.
When i say back to life I’m talking about moisture, you know the soft to the touch hair that you can’t help but to put your hands in. The best way to know how to best moisturize your hair is by knowing your hair’s porosity. I know you probably heard this word far too much and Bianca talks about it in detail here.
I wanted to be able to give you an overall way for you to moisturize your hair no matter what hair porosity you have. It’s about having the right products that work for your hair which ultimately can be done through trial and error. I love using the LCO or LOC method. You know your hair best so try to see if using the oil in the middle or last is the best method for you.
My personal way of getting my hair back to life was:
- First I section my hair into 4 sections. Then I clarified my hair with Uncle Funky’s Daughter squeaky clean shampoo in each section to make sure I got all the build up gunk that can be in my hair after awhile. Then, Rinse
- Next, in each section, I used 2 Curls 1 Mission Blueberry Conditioning cleanser. I loved the peppermint oil from the cleanser that gives my hair the extra clean feeling. I focused primarily on my scalp with the cleanser and since it was a conditioning cleanser it was made to keep the moisture in your hair so didn’t have to worry about dryness.
- Next, I used 2 Curls 1 Mission KoKum Butter Deep Conditioner. When using the deep conditioner, I focused primarily on my ends and worked my way up. I focused on the ends because that’s where my hair needed the most moisture. I twisted each section when I was done and had a shower cap over it for about 30 minutes for it to penetrate through. Afterwards I rinsed my hair then waited until my hair was damp to begin to LOC method.
Samirah gives a good example on how to do the LOC method. I personally used
Leave In :Shea Moisture Leave In Hair Milk
OIL: Parachute coconut oil
Creme/Gel: It depends what look your going for when deciding between a creme or a gel. Creme can be considered a whipped thick butter or defining creme whichever works for you. I sometimes use gels to give my hair shine and a stronger hold to get a defined twist out look. In this case I used a gel Shea Moisture Curl Gel Souffle if I want soft hair with a light/medium hold and Curls Blueberry Bliss Gel for a stronger hold. I would first put the curl gel soufflé to give my hair that shine and blueberry bliss gives me an extra hold that I wanted for each twist. If you want to learn how to twist I have a pictorial Two Strand Twist 101 or you can check out Canvas the Salon upcoming east coast class tour for personal hands on class on how to twist your hair at Twist and Talk.
Whola!! My hair was moisturized and soft to the touch. How do you bring your hair back to life?