Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Pre-Poo Regimen

Hey everyone!

I would like to share my pre-poo regimen with you today. Eeep! I'm a bit nervous about putting this video up :).
Sorry about the voice recording, my next video will have a much clearer and better recording.

Okay! Before you watch this video, I will let you know that there is a slight difference between the regimen showed in this video and my regular regimen. This difference is that I usually just run my hands down my hair in closed fists with the oil/conditioner and I don't finger comb. Also, I tend to only use the Coconut & Hibiscus conditioner. The reason for this video being different is because I shampoo-washed my hair on that day (I usually just co-wash my hair, partially rinse out the pre-poo, add a little more conditioner and run a comb through my hair under the stream of water from the shower). On this day, I had to add other things to my regimen because I felt that my hair needed them (using the Restorative Conditioner too), I didn't use a comb in the shower, but instead, just worked with my fingers and as I was shampoo-washing, I needed to ensure my hair was tangle free before adding some shampoo to my hair because, as some of you know, the hair can tend to get really matted if you use shampoo on it without it being detangled. 

So, yeah, I guess this is my monthly pre-poo regimen, but slightly not the same regimen I follow during the week.


If you can't view the video, click on me


In case you're wondering, my hair fully reverted (and clumped wherever it wants to clump) is mainly type 4b. However, I do have some 4a and 4c strands of hair in some parts.

Also, you might notice that the back of my hair is much shorter than the rest of my hair, that's due to having a bad weave. The middle of my hair also has a ridiculously short bit of hair and so does the left side of my hair (the right side in the video) although that side is not as short as the middle of my head. I had a few practically bald, if not bald, parts of my head after the bad weave, but those have started filling up and my hair is getting thicker.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Journey from Damaged to Healthy: First Trim + Hair Update.


Unfortunately, I don't have pictures from this, but I got my hair trimmed on Saturday! I took off about an inch everywhere.

My hair is still at various lengths, but I have no intentions of ever big chopping so, I'm just trimming off the damage every few months and then when the shortest parts of my hair get to a particular length, I'll probably get my entire head of hair to that length.

Most of my hair is still relatively long, I guess. The hair at the back of my head is growing out and my hair is thickening up everywhere now so that's awesome.

My regimen still consists of cowashing/mud washing weekly and shampoo washing during the first week of every month, sealing moisture with castor oil, taking out shed hair using extra virgin olive oil followed by conditioner and combing once a week (in the shower with conditioner and water in hair and when stretching out hair).

I think I'm going to stick with not getting crochet braids or twists with extensions till around next summer. I'm actually loving having just my hair out and it is helping with my recovery process. When I do get crochet braids/twists with extensions done, I plan on only keeping them in for 2-4 weeks and not as long as I did for the past two years. I also plan on going longer between protective styling with extensions. Instead of just a few days to 2 weeks (*cringe*) I'll probably go a month, especially depending on how long I protective styled for.

I can't wait till my hair is completely healthy and even!!
Oh my!
That will be awesome!