During the fall, I will shampoo once a week or every other week, depending on the style I’m rocking.
If you read my article on parabens, you know that I no longer use the Trader Joe’s shampoo or conditioner. Last March, Walgreens had the buy 1 get 1 sale on all Shea Moisture products. I was in Florida at the time and made my way to several locations while there as well as made an online purchase. One of the things I picked up was this shampoo and I am just trying it out for the first time this month. So far, so good…I’ve used it 2 or 3 times. I am working on a review as we speak. I had hoped to have that out this week but time got away from me. Anywho – it’s coming soon. I always dry my hair with a t-shirt or microfiber towel.
TREsemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner (staple) –
Same deal with the Trader Joe’s conditioner. I will continue with my TREsemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner for now. However, I am considering a new product line and may switch this up but for now, this works for me.
Jessi Curl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment (staple) – Hands down my fave! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I deep condition each and every time I shampoo.
I use Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner, once per month. I apply this prior to shampooing. I started this in July so I have only used this twice. I will be doing my September treatment this weekend. Once I’ve used it this weekend, I will be ready for a formal review.
Style of Choice
I will definitely be doing more protective styling during the fall. I am considering ordering this wig or getting some afro puff twists. I have not decided yet. If I worked in a different environment, I would just wear my hair in twists with a beanie and call it a day. Since that won’t work for me, I will either wear buns or some type of twists pinned up, continuing with my protective style challenge.
Coconut Oil is definitely my #1 oil of choice with olive oil in a close 2nd. I am still on the hunt for reasonably priced argan oil as well.
I use 100% Natural African Shea Butter to seal my ends.
Prior to shampooing, I apply olive oil to my dry hair and detangle each section (6 sections – 3 on each side) with my fingers and put them in huge twists. This process usually takes about 30 minutes. Here is how much hair I lose after dry detangling.
Shampoo with the twists still in place with emphasis on my scalp. I do not apply the shampoo directly to my ends.
Remove one twist at a time and apply a generous amount of conditioner rinse and finger detangle, followed by a shower comb. I then apply my deep conditioner, retwist and move on to the next twist.
I then place a plastic cap on and leave the deep conditioner on for several hours or overnight.
Once I rinse the deep conditioner, one twist at a time, I am ready to style.
*Notice I do this entire process while my hair is in chunky twists. If I do not, my hair will be extremely tangled and I lose more hair.
When I am done, my hair is super soft and super detangled.
No heat – Repeat, no heat. Disclaimer, if at anytime, I decide to use heat, I reserve the right to change my mind. In general, I use heat 3 times per year at the most.
At night, I sleep with satin scarf on a silk pillow case ALWAYS. No exceptions.
P.S. I LOVE THE FALL!!!!!! Goodbye flipflops and sundresses, hello boots and sweaters!