In the quest of finding the best hair products possible for my hair, I’ve done a whole lot of *cough* research. The results are in, I’m a (now reformed) product junkie:
You may be going through the same thing, experimenting here and there. Taking advice from this girl and that. But the day you find what works for you … it’s simpler, you know what you’re getting and you KNOW it works for your hair cause you see the results.
Right now, with the Back 2 Health Challenge, I’ve been able to streamline my products. Here comes, the Regime update:
1. Pre-Poo – I still do that with 100% Coconut Oil. What can I say? It’s natural, it’s got essential protein that my hair needs, it’s not greasy … and it’s natural.
2. Shampoo – I now shampoo with sulfate free shampoos – ONLY. The story behind this. Well, I was in the transition stage and used a sulfate free shampoo, just to try it out. My hair didn’t feel stripped yet it was clean. I liked the feeling. I thought to myself, let me just finish this Vatika Shampoo, and let me tell you … my scalp reacted in a ridiculous way. I had flaky scalp syndrome …ewww. I dealt with that for a day (cause I used my trusted Castor Oil), but I didn’t like that feeling cause I’ve been dandruff free for years now. I’m now happily using sulfate free shampoos.
What I’ve learnt is that there are unnecessary chemicals that are added by ‘industry’ to our shampoos, and we don’t react well to them as they are really harsh. At times they do work to damage hair follicles. So you may be thinking that it’s hereditary, but it may just be that your family just uses shampoos with chemicals that are too harsh for your hair follicles. So … I’m done with sulfate shampoos, even minimised sulfate. I’m now sulfate free shampoo girl.
3. Deep Condition – That’s still the same. I find though that I will only use the Protein Conditioner a week before I retouch my hair. So that’s once every two months for me. Will monitor this based on my hair needs.
4. Daily Moisturising – I still use s-curl no drip, and I now seal with coconut oil. When I have growth, I use glycerin (not too much) to help with the moisture retention. I’ve actually graduated from using castor oil on my whole scalp (I know), I currently use it on my edges, and my eyebrows (I know right). I’ve chosen to stop using castor oil on my whole scalp, cause i’m finding that being in the Back 2 Health challenge has taken care of all my hair and scalp needs. I will continue to monitor this and report back to you guys.
And this is what my products look like today:
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