I've tweaked my routine...Got my winter routine. :)

So, i recently started conditioner only probably about a month and a half ago. Maybe just a month ago. But then, it was still very warm where i live. Now, it's officially fall and officially freezing. And my hair sensed it and started acting a fool. So I've been toying around and finally found what makes my hair happy.
I use tresemme naturals as my leave in with a little olive oil added, let it dry 75% maybe, then i add a little honey and more conditioner and scrunch it all in, air dry the rest of the way, and voila...beautiful curls!
I also baggy 3 times a week. Recently, i baggied over night and took my satin cap off before showering but left my bag on, and i turn the water on hot so it creates steam and took care of my normal stuff, and then took of the bag and my hair felt crazy soft. And moisturized. So i guess i steamed my hair? Lol. I tried it again without the bag and felt my hair before, then let it sit while the steam was around and it did create a difference. It's beneficial since I'm on a no heat challenge, i don't use heat for my deep conditioners, this is kind of like my loop hole lol. But anyways, the added olive oil to my leave in and baggying with steam has really helped my hair for the colder air. May seem small but it's really working. Maybe this will help somebody, i don't know.
And I'm really curious, but when i was transitioning...my hair hated olive oil. Now it's acting like it really likes it. I used a big amount too, like a dime amount of oil to my quarter amount of conditioner. I wonder why.

The pictures are of the results, still not dry though, not very good either. I'll try and include some tomorrow too, to see how it holds up overnight.
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Is olive oil the only thing you add? I'm looking for a good winter routine as I'm finally paying attention to my hair enough to notice its currently not happy. Do you add it in your hand or do you mix it up before-hand?
Is olive oil the only thing you add? I'm looking for a good winter routine as I'm finally paying attention to my hair enough to notice its currently not happy. Do you add it in your hand or do you mix it up before-hand?
Originally Posted by Sreusaw
The first time, yes. But i just mix it in my hand. I had great hair today, too. But i did notice that the feel of my hair was a little off. So i may use less olive oil next time and less honey. It felt like i had mousse in it or like it was a little too producty. Even though i just used conditioner, honey, and oil. Needs a bit of adjustment with the amounts.

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I'm starting to think my hair is like yours! I tried olive oil in my LI today and so far it seems to make a huge difference. I'll have to wait and see how it is after it dries.

Have you ever tried coconut oil? I'm thinking of getting some but don't want to buy it unless there's a good chance my hair will like it.
I'm starting to think my hair is like yours! I tried olive oil in my LI today and so far it seems to make a huge difference. I'll have to wait and see how it is after it dries.

Have you ever tried coconut oil? I'm thinking of getting some but don't want to buy it unless there's a good chance my hair will like it.
Originally Posted by Sreusaw

My hair LOVES coconut oil. I just haven't gotten around to getting some more! When i do, I'll probably replace the olive with coconut. I like vatika oil better though. Which is a blend of coconut and other herbs and oils.

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I finally understand why people get so excited about oils! I added quite a bit of EVOO to my LI today and, since I was going to be at home for a while, I decided to leave off on the gel. I have not left my hair down without a styling product for the last 7 years. Most of the time, that means I've never left it down.

The EVOO has calmed the frizz (except for what I've accepted as "transition frizz") and kept the curls soft but defined. I was able to play with it without worrying about touching it or messing it up. Amazing! Some parts are a little stringy but really not bad for dumping a bunch of oil on my head. This calls for more experimentation and possibly a trip to get coconut oil. I think my hair likes oils!

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