Friday, January 28, 2011

A Few Facts: My Hair

Tomorrow, January 29th marks SIX months since I've cut my hair... Recently, I have received several compliments on my hair regarding its texture and style... I thought I'd share my hair regimen with my natural heads since many seem to be curious as to what I do with my hair...

(I will be adding a bonus post for tomorrow's 6th Month Anniversary -
my thoughts and emotions reguarding being a natural head and having a short coif)

I have to say I'm pretty lackluster when it comes to doing my hair... I'm very picky but also hate spending a ton of time doing it but I'm sure you can guess which opponent wins this fight!  I use only a few products in my hair since I'm still learning much about my tresses - what works and what doesn't...
Below are the products I'm currently using:

  1. Herbal Essences - Totally Twisted and Hello Hydration (Shampoos & Conditioners)
  2. Miss Jessies Curly Pudding
  3. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Hold Smoothie 
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar (not photo'd)
As for my routine, I:  
  1. Wash my hair with shampoo.
  2. Load TONS of conditioner after washing.
  3. Detangle with a wide toothe comb or small toothe comb. (I find that using a small toothe comb = less frizz.)
  4. Depending on my schedule- I'll put a shower cap on for deep conditioning.  I leave it on for a few hours or a day, depending on when I decide to do my hair.
  5. After deep conditioning, (Somtimes I wash the conditioner out, sometimes I don't!) I two strand twist my hair.
  6. Let it dry over night.
  7. Separate my twist from bottom to top and continue styling as normal.
I follow the above routine normally every 3-5 days depending on how it looks or how I feel.  I use very low manipulation and absolutely NO HEAT.  From what I've read, heat is no good for your hair and I'm afraid of being unkind to my tresses so I've avoided applying heat of any kind.  When my hair gets longer, and I want to wear it straight, then I will create/use a regimen based on straight hair using small amounts of heat.

I hope this was informative for those who are interested in what I do with my hair.  I'm no expert and I believe in trial and error.  Everyone's hair is different and if I can share what I've learned from the various natural hair bloggers then I will do so every step of the way...

The one natural hair blogger that convinced me to go natural was
Nikole over at The Moptop Maven - definitely inspiring!


  1. Thanks for the update, hot stuff! Another condition that's reasonably priced and I find works better than HH is Tresemme Naturals. I got mine from Target.

    I've been dying to try Miss Jessie's but it's so expensive and I've heard mixed reviews. I'm gonna have to thoroughly inspect your hair the next time I see you. ;-). xoxo


  2. Also, what's up with The Moptop Maven? She hasn't updated her blog since January 4th!!! I hope she's okay.


  3. LOL i love Miss Jessies - it is PRICEY but for my hair it works THE BEST so I keep a jar of it for SPECIAL OCCASIONS!!! I will definitely try the HH by Tresemme Naturals... and post a review of it here on how it worked for my hair!!

    as for MopTop Maven - I'm not sure either but I definitely hope she's ok!

  4. I love your hair!! I just big chopped again...and I'm not a happy camper. Need cut and color asap.


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