routine/products update thread

This is for people to share what they're doing/using with their hair.

I'll go first. This is a summer routine that will change in winter.

Wash weekly and then never wet in between (maintain by oiling, brushing, braiding 6-8 loose braids and wrapping in silk scarf at night.)

Wash routine - dampen hair, put in cheap conditioner (ie. Suave Coconut), brush hair out. Then shampoo with mild shampoo - currently Kiehl's Amino acid shampoo with coconut oil.
Then apply ORS Hair Mayonnaise with my hands and a brush, (applying in 6-8 big sections and coating all hair as well as the scalp)clip hair up in a few big hairdresser's clips and sit under hooded dryer for an hour. Rinse with water.
Coat hair with olive oil in the same way, using at least 1/8th to 1/4 of the bottle, and sometimes add KeraSoft's deep conditioner, sometimes just oil alone. Sit under hooded dryer for another hour, do something else for an hour or two (nails, hair removal, exfoliation etc.) and rinse with water and a little more shampoo. Doesn't have to be thoroughly removed.
Section once again and saturate all hair with a mix of a good conditioner (Elucence), coffee, more olive or coconut oil, and sometimes a touch of glycerin or cayenne pepper. Brush through with big paddle brush. Comb hair gently in sections, end to root, with a wide-toothed seamless comb. Gently squeeze out water and excess product with microfibre towel. Clip sections of hair up in big clips for maybe 20 mins or so. Then, gently finger shape curls and diffuse a bit. Let the rest air dry, doing a little diffusing again when it is mostly dry. Don't touch hair at all while it dries. When about 90% dry, add a palmful of Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade just to the canopy and gently de-clump with a pick or wide-toothed comb and diffuse a tiny bit more while stretching my hair with my hands, only pulling the very bottom of each section.
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wow that must take a lot of time! i have no patience for all of that but i must say you have some gorgeous hair to show for it!

heres my routine:

DAILY
1) shampoo with CON Detangling Conditioning Shampoo (green label)
2) condition with a cheap conditioner (suave, V05, etc., etc.)
3) add in a little bit of the same cheap conditioner as a leave in
4) smooth Fantasia IC Styling Gel over top of hair and then scrunch into the bottom
5) smooth back edges with boar bristle brush and put on my headband

1-2X WEEKLY
1) wet hair thoroughly and work out tangles with fingers
2) ACV rinse
3) shampoo with CON Detangling Conditioning Shampoo (green label)
4) apply my DT mixture (regular conditioner, honey, olive oil mixture)
5) sit under dryer for 30min-1hour with DT
6) rinse out DT with lukewarm water
7) apply regular conditioner (not the mixture), comb through, let sit for a couple of minutes
8 rinse with cool water
9) apply a little bit of the regular conditioner for a leave in
10) i do not use any gel/styling product on my DT days...i consider these days a rest for my hair

1X MONTHLY
1) shampoo with Motions CPR Treatment Shampoo
2) apply Motions CPR Treatment Conditioner
3) sit under dryer with CPR for 30 min
4) rinse with cool water
5) CO wash with cheap conditioner
6) add a little of the same cheap conditioner as a leave in
7) no styling products on these days either...
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DAILY:
1. Rinse thoroughly in shower. Slightly less thoroughly if I'm at my mom's house with the hard water.

2. Comb through One Condition in sections, to be left in. About half a tablespoon total, less when in the hard water locale.

3. Apply lots of Angell in sections, raked through with my fingers.

4. Part and then shake my head vigorously to get the curls to clump. When humid I've been adding spritzes of Set it Free, which have been extremely effective.

5. Let air dry. Since I am sadly not a morning person, I often arrive at work with my hair not dripping, but definitely wet. Thank God I don't have to look all that professional, because my hair doesn't fully dry until late morning unless I'm in the desert. This is the the one thing I'd love to change about my hair; if it could dry faster or not need to be soaked every day.

6. Once my hair is fully dried, I kind of break up the curls with a little shea butter/jojoba oil hairdressing in my hand (about a pea-and-a-half size). The hairdressing is not totally necessary, particulalry when I've used Set it Free (which has glycerin and olive oil), but it does obviously add shine.

ONCE WEEKLY:

1. Cleanse with No-Poo. If I've been at the hard-water locale, I do an ACV rinse.

2. Deep condition, currently with Jessicurl WDT and heat.

ALSO ONCE WEEKLY, 3 DAYS LATER:

1. Apply copious amounts of coconut oil, an hour of heat, and then leave it on overnight.

2. Cleanse with No-Poo.

I started doing the oil treatments so regularly to protect my hair from the summer sun, and it seems to be working; I don't have a single solitary split or dry end, and my hair was last trimmed 3.5 months ago.

My hair is looking pretty good these days, if I do say so myself. It's probably a tad frizzier than most people would prefer, and it needs to be shaped up a little bit, but it's really, really healthy.
I am still trying to figure out my routine and it changes every day but here is my attempt.

2x a week
1) Coat my hair with cheap shampoo - Suave coconut
2) ACV rinse close to scalp as possible. ( This step only 1x a week)
3) Scrub scalp with more Suave coconut conditioner or Shampoo with Avalon Organics Shampoo.
4)Rinse well
5) Squeeze a quarter size of Elucence in my hand. Add about 4 drops of olive oil. (Thanks Amneris!) Add this mixture to my ends working backwards towards scalp.
6) Add a bit of Giovanni leave in as needed for detangling
7) Detangle with a wide shower comb.
Don't rinse anything out. Hair sometimes looks white from so much conditioner, but this doesn't make my hair greasy. Go figure.
9) Add AV gel or KC curling custard - I use this for moisture not for styling.
10) Set my hair in rollers
11) Let it air dry for 5+hours or sit under the dryer for an hour.

Daily -
In the morning I don't know what to do - either comb my hair a bit without touching the new growth or finger style a bit.
Melt some pure shea butter in my hand and coat thru my entire hair in sections. This gets rid of some of the frizz and makes my hair very soft.
I started getting compliments on my hair when I began using shea butter.
I also have Jane Carter Nourish and Shine but it doesn't seem to get rid of the frizz, just gives it nice shine and moisture.

My problem is that the scalp itchies don't really allow me to co wash. I need to experiment with shampoo. Avalon Organics Lavander, the one I have in sulfate free but it dryes my hair out.
wow, you guys are dedicated!!! my routine is so lax compared to yours!

daily (unless i really dont feel like doing my hair, then i just put on a headband and have a crazy curly afro type thing):
-rinse hair
-apply conditioner (either nature's gate keratin conditioner with panthenol or elucence moisture balancing)
-detangle with a comb
-style. if i wear it up then i use fruit of the earth aloe vera gel and when i wear it down i occasionally spray it with gelebration spray

weekly:
do some sort of deep conditioning treatment. either olive oil and honey or jessicurl deep treatment.

monthly:
calrify with giovanni triple tea tree (or whatever its called) shampoo


i hate fussing with my hair, which is probably obvious through my routine, or lack thereof. thats why i decided to stop relaxing it and just be curly and free
Daily...

Wet hair in shower, conditioner wash with Elucence, rinse, put in Elucence and honey, comb and brush in sections, put up...do shower stuff and rinse. 2-3 times a week I'll shampoo with HCC.

Add Curling Custard and Bubble Up in sections, brushing each through. Put in a pineapple, put shower cap on, get out of shower, dress, let hair down, brush upside down and put on headband, done. If it's a bun day, just add Curling Custard.

Nightly...

Add 1-2 tablesppons of Too Shea to hair.

Weekly...

Clarify with ACV rinse, add Elucence and honey, sit under dryer for 15 minutes, rinse and style how I want...normally, just add more Elucence and put in bun.

Monthly...

Rinse, wash with HCC, condition with Aubry Organics GPB, color hair, rinse and then do DT.

Actually that's not as complicated as I thought!
VERY THICK 3c/3b -Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap to Shampoo or Elucence Cond. daily/dt, Cantu Shea Butter Leave In to style.

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I have a new routine that has given me the best results to date:

Daily:

1. Co-wash with Suave or Biolage Ultra Hydrating Balm. Leave a thin coat on hair.

2. Rub a nickel-sized dollop of FOTE through hair (for curl definition).

3. Mix a quarter-sized dollop of S Curl Texturizer Styling Gel & dime-sized dollop of honey together in palms and finger rake through hair (for clumpage and hold).

4. Finger curl any remaining frizzy bits. (Usually the same spot every day.)



Monthly:

1. Clarify with Kendra Clarifying or Nexxus Aloe Rid.
2. Deep condition with ORS Olive Oil Pak. (Just discovered this and love it!)
Kinky 3C corkscrews with 4A patches.

HG Products:
MOP Leave-In Conditioner (This is my new all time favorite.)
S Curl Texturizer Gel
Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner
Wash weekly and then never wet in between (maintain by oiling, brushing, braiding 6-8 loose braids and wrapping in silk scarf at night.)
Originally Posted by Amneris
I am so jealous! I wish I could wash my hair once a week. Even every other day.
The closest that I've come to 2nd day hair was last week when I used the Devacurl line and wore my hair in a pineapple to go to sleep. I was amazed at how good my hair looked the next morning! I re-wetted because I am such a creature of habit. I think I will revisit this routine soon. This is the closest!
Back to you Amneris, I understand your nightly routine, but how do you wear your hair daily? an updo? do you wear it out? I am very curious.
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-Wash/Condition my hair 2 times a week(with my current cycle of products, though I'm constantly experimenting).
-Detangle only when washing/conditioning by first lightly combing when hair is damp, and then sectioning hair off into four parts after conditioner is applied.
-Use leave in and styling gel to style after washing/conditioning.
-Diffuse for 15-20 minutes, and then allow hair to air-dry.
-Currently refreshing curls/moisturizing hair with Cactus leave in 1-2x daily.
-DT using Nioxin Smoothing Prescriptives Condish once a week.


That's pretty much it. I try to keep it simple and it's working for me so far.

Oh, and I just purchased a bunch of goodies(oils and butters) to experiment with next week. So if my little concoctions work, I'll probably be updating my routine.
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Wash weekly and then never wet in between (maintain by oiling, brushing, braiding 6-8 loose braids and wrapping in silk scarf at night.)
Originally Posted by Amneris
I am so jealous! I wish I could wash my hair once a week. Even every other day.
The closest that I've come to 2nd day hair was last week when I used the Devacurl line and wore my hair in a pineapple to go to sleep. I was amazed at how good my hair looked the next morning! I re-wetted because I am such a creature of habit. I think I will revisit this routine soon. This is the closest!
Back to you Amneris, I understand your nightly routine, but how do you wear your hair daily? an updo? do you wear it out? I am very curious.
Originally Posted by Ladydncing
I do all different things. More often than not, it is up just because I am transitioning and growing my hair and it is easier and more protective, but I wear it down on weekends and occasionally in the week. Sometimes I cornrow the top, sometimes I do twist outs, I use headbands and scarves, I pin pieces up, I do roller sets.... it really varies. I can wear it out the next day after my nightly routine if I want to, if that's what you'tre asking.... I'm sure you could too - you'd just have to get used to it.
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Thanks for responding, Amneris!

I see that this involves some hairstyling, which I am challenged.
I may have to pick up a book on hairstyling curly hair.
Maybe Strictly Curls that is advertised here on NC.com.
Any 3c planning on buying this book?
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HG line DevaCurl
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Thanks for responding, Amneris!

I see that this involves some hairstyling, which I am challenged.
I may have to pick up a book on hairstyling curly hair.
Maybe Strictly Curls that is advertised here on NC.com.
Any 3c planning on buying this book?
Originally Posted by Ladydncing
I ordered it, but I don't know if I will be using the styles on myself or not - the ones I see either wouldn't work with my hair/I don't like them, or I already know them, but I figured I can use it to teach the many other people who ask me to do their hair - and there may be some hidden gems for me, as well. I find hairstyles fascinating, so I will enjoy just reading it and see the different ways they do things I'd probably do another way.
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Thanks for responding, Amneris!

I see that this involves some hairstyling, which I am challenged.
I may have to pick up a book on hairstyling curly hair.
Maybe Strictly Curls that is advertised here on NC.com.
Any 3c planning on buying this book?
Originally Posted by Ladydncing

is it only available on this site?

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