Alright, so it’s been way too long since i posted on this blog. I’ve been so caught up with the school run and all sorts. But here i am, making time at nearly midnight…. (sigh)
So I’ve decided to make a few changes to my routine. Firstly, and i think this is the biggest change, i am going to remove commercial shampoo from my regime. I hate the way my hair feels after i shampoo. It’s always so dry and crispy feeling. I am already incorporating other cleansing methods in my regime such as indian herbs and bentonite clay which both do such a good job at cleaning the hair without drying it out that i prefer to leave it at that. If i feel i need a deeper clean then i’ll do an ACV rinse to clarify my hair. I think i might even look into the benefits of bicarbonate of soda for this purpose as well. I may still shampoo, but that will not be often. I’ll listen to my hair and work with it. If i don’t require a shampoo for the next 3 months then i wont use one.
The second change is that i’m going to stop doing deep conditioners every week. I think i’ve nurtured my hair into a good place and now i can reduce the amount of deep conditioners (DC) that i do during the month. Instead, i’m trying a leave-in conditioner by A’Kin. I figure a really good natural based leave-in will do my hair good on the weeks that i don’t do a DC. I’ve also made my own leave-in conditioner using herbal teas, conditioner and oils among other things and i think it’s pretty decent. But until i can perfect it, i’ll safeguard my hair by using a more well known brand.
So here’s my updated regime:
- Week 1 – Bentonite Clay treatment and Deep Condition
- Week 2 – Co-wash
- Week 3 – Indian Herbs treatment and Deep Condition
- Week 4 – Co-wash
If it’s a five week month i’ll do an extra co-wash on that week. I will also keep doing my pre-cleanse treatments of overnight oil and aloe when i cleanse. Especially with the indian herbs.
The products i’m using at the moment are:
- Herbal Essences Breakage Defender for co-washing and detangling
- JASON’s 84% Aloe Vera Conditioner for deep conditioning mixed with some oils and honey
- Rhassoul and Bentonite Clay treatment with coconut milk and oil
- Indian Herbal treatment
- A’Kin Leave-in conditioner
- Homemade Leave-in conditioner mix
- Homemade Whipped Shea Hair Butter
- Homemade Spritz of glycerine, aloe vera juice and rosewater for hydration in between washes
- Aloe Vera Gel for slicking down my edges and also for my pre-cleanse scalp treatments
- ACV for clarifying
I know it seems like a lot of stuff, but really it’s not. I’ve tried to keep my routine quite simple because i know that simple is best. Most of the products are natural and chemical free and making some myself ensures it’s 100% good stuff. It’s only the co-washing conditioner that’s questionable right now and maybe in the future i’ll look into it but for now it’s cheap and it works.
I have discovered a new natural product line which does wonders for the hair. This is the only product line which carries the Liquid Gold for hair. The product line is called Chatto. You can find out about these ancient healing essences for hair and skin at Chatto.com. I think you will be pleased.
I will definitely check it out. Thanks.
its me 🙂
If you dont mind me asking, whats in your homemade leave in conditioner?
My leave in conditioner consists of
herbal tea (made from Marshmallow root, Chamomile, White Willow bark, Blue Malva and some others i can’t recall right now, lol),
conditioner (whatever conditioner i have on hand, i used natures gate conditioner this time),
Oils (such as olive oil and avocado oil
And some Add ins like d-panthenol and hydrolysed wheat protein
Preservative (you can make it in small batches and keep it in the fridge and leave out the preservative if you like)
I might do a post on it and take some pictures to show how i do it. It’s quite easy to do and it works really well for me.