Monday, May 21

Hair Products Update

As of now, the only commercial hair products I have used on my hair is a Deep Conditioner and Shampoo. 

I deep condition on "dry hair" before washing and currently use ORS: Replenishing Conditioner(which I adore). 


For shampoo, I use Shea Moisture: Moisture Retention Shampoo.




That shampoo is running low, so once it's complete.. I will finally have a chance to use the WEN I was gifted.

For a leave-in, detangling and moisturizing spritz..I use my AVJ Mix which contains:

Aloe Vera Juice
Distilled Water
Glycerin
an Oil of my choice (either Safflower, Coconut or Vitamin E)
a few drops of Rosemary, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Oil



As a sealant or twisting product, I use 100% Raw Shea Butter mixed with unrefined organic Coconut Oil. I would also use 100% Morrocon Argan Oil as a sealant if I wear my hair out. 
I added some Silk Amino Acids and essential oils in my last mix because I felt like my hair needed added protein. 
I always make sure to mist my hair with the AVJ mix before sealing. 
*Note- I do not melt either before mixing. They are easy enough to mix with-out doing so and I like the texture much better






For Henna and Indigo, which I do treatments quarterly, I use Karishma Henna(get a local Indian grocery store) and Indigo purchased from http://www.ayurnaturalbeauty.com/




That's it! 

9 comments:

  1. We use a lot of the same products; I haven't tried WEN shampoo, though. I've heard great things about it, though.

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  2. Is there a difference between glycerin & vegetable glycerin for hair use? I know a lot of ladies use vegetable glycerin, but I can't find it ANYWHERE!

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    1. Vegetable glycerin is made from plant oils and regular glycerin could be made from animal fat or petroleum based oils. I have used Now brand glycerin(purchased online) and I use a brand named Africare I purchase from Walgreens. Africare does not contain any animal fat, it's actually Kosher and it works well in my hair. Actually both glycerins I purchased worked equally well in my hair.
      Here's a post I did that has a picture of the glycerin I use: http://6footlonghair.blogspot.com/2012/01/detangling.html

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    2. Thanks! I'm going to look for the Africare glycerin!

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    3. You're welcome. If you can't find that,the NOW brand is great and I'm sure others work just as well.

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  3. Like you, I also only used to use 2 commercial products but now it's just one. Everything else is either raw (oils, butters) or made myself. I love how simple your regimen is! Unfortunately, caring for my hair is not so straight forward but nonetheless I try to keep it as simple as possible. I've heard a lot of good things about the ORS but I doubt I'll be ably to try it, their shampoo was a nightmare for my hair & can't risk another experience like that. Thank you for sharing sis!!

    DatFunkyFro

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    1. Simple is the way to go I realized! I have achieved the most progress that way.

      Hey, if it's not broke..don't fix it. I would stick to what you have especially having a bad experience with a shampoo in their line.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Glad to hear your transition is going well, I always look forward to your updates. I'm DC'ing right now and I'm going to try your leave-in mix today. That's the one thing missing from my regimen. My hair loves all those products so I'm hoping it will work for me too.. Fingers crossed.

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm sure your hair hair came out great. Let me know if the leave-in worked well for you.

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