I just wanted to post on my regimen and what has really helped my hair and kept it healthy. This is what works for me and may or may not work for others. I have used all manner of products and the ones in my regimen are also what work for me.
One a Month
I prepoo (look into hair lingo) with olive oil by saturating my hair with olive oil, giving myself a 5 minute massage as I do this, then put a shower cap on and leave it on overnight.
Shampoo with diluted Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo in 4 braids or twists so as to concentrate on the scalp rather than hair.
Due to the dust in Nairobi I either ACV rinse or Use baking soda on my hair to clean it
I co wash upto 3 times a week in the shower. This keeps my hair and scalp clean without stripping my hair of its natural oils. I mainly use Alberto Balsam or Enliven Coconut and Vanilla for my co washes
Every time I wash or co wash my hair I use a leave in. This can either be Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner, Organics Olive Oil leave in, Organics Tea Tree cholesterol
I deep condition weekly (45min-2hours) with the either of the following;
ORS Replenishing pak
Organics Tea Tree with a tbsp of olive oil
Olive oil mixed with honey
Olive oil and coconut milk
I use henna for my hair for both its colour and also for its strengthening abilities. I use this bi monthly
For my daily moisturising I use mainly my glycerin, water and conditioner mix with some essential oils. I then seal with whatever oil or butter is on hand mainly coconut, olive, castor, vatika, or my handmade shea butter mix.
If you have any comment or questions feel free to ask. Mary and I shall talk about all of the products and procedures talked about in this post.