Is it important to have a regiment?

Hi I'm new. So if there is a thread on this please redirect me and I apologize for making a new one.

My thing is I don't have a regiment. I know lots of people who do and wanted to know if this is important.

For instance, I don't have a set day to wash my hair. As in clarifying and what have you. I try to do it once a week at most, but I wind up doing it every time my hair feels or looks dirty or greasy. Sometimes I might do it twice a week. I am so random. I co-wash everyday that I am not clarifying my hair. I do not do 2nd or 3rd day hair. I just can't for some reason. Is it bad to constantly wet your hair or condition it? I guess this would be my second question. I see so many people do 4th day hair as well. My hair gets greasy and limp even though I have naturally dry hair. So this is my reason that I cleanse often. I don't think my hair likes to have product left in it.

Is it important to deep condition as well. I am protein sensitive, so I am trying to find a hydrating mask. Does anyone know of a good one?

Thanks in advance!
I do not do multiple day hair because 1) My wave pattern is not strong enough and 2) I like to wet my hair every day.

I clarify when I feel like it. There's no need to have a set schedule if your hair doesn't need it.

My absolute favorite deep conditioner is Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. You can get it at curlmart.com, curljunkie.com or aveyou.com. If you have a Sally's, I recommend you check out the GVP conditioning balm. Very thick and moisturizing.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I do not do multiple day hair because 1) My wave pattern is not strong enough and 2) I like to wet my hair every day.

I clarify when I feel like it. There's no need to have a set schedule if your hair doesn't need it.

My absolute favorite deep conditioner is Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. You can get it at curlmart.com, curljunkie.com or aveyou.com. If you have a Sally's, I recommend you check out the GVP conditioning balm. Very thick and moisturizing.
Originally Posted by asianrunner
Thanks.. I was just making sure that wetting the hair everyday wasn't bad for it. I thought that may have been the reason lots of people were doing multiple day hair lol.

I'm assuming the Curl Junkie Curl Rehab is a good deep conditioner for the price. lol $20 for 8oz ! but the reviews look good so I will give it a try. Also do you find that a little goes a long way? The jar is only 8oz does it last you a long time. When it comes to mask.. I sort of have the compulsion to cake it on my head. lol

I'll also try the GVP hopefully I'll get more bank for my buck. Thanks for the recommendations! I was using One N' Only hydrating mask and it didn't work for me. It made my hair feel dry. I have no idea why. So sometimes I'm a little scared to try products because what works for most people doesn't work for me. i.e.: Miss Jessie's, Kinky Curly, Mixed Chicks... but I'm in desperate need of moisture so why not. =)
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You can always get a sample (or two!) from kathymack first. She is a member here that sells samples of tons of products. Here is a link to her fotki page:
Public Home | Kathymack | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.

You could probably order a double sample of the Curl Rehab to be able to play with it more. You just need to find a post of her's here on the forums, click on her name to send a private message and tell her what you want and your zip code so she can calculate shipping.

I would also advise to order from aveyou.com. I think it's $1 shipping for orders under $50 and there's always a coupon for 20% if it's over that.

I think Sally's has a pretty good return policy if the conditioning balm doesn't work out.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG


Last edited by asianrunner; 07-05-2012 at 09:27 AM.
Thanks so much for the heads up. I really hope it works. I've been needing to find a staple mask if anything. I am a Devacurl junkie for the most part except the gel and leave in. I wanted to try their heaven in hair mask but I didn't hear great things. =( I work at a Ricky's so I get exposed to first hand reviews etc... too bad my store doesn't sell Curl Rehab. lol
I do not do multiple day hair because 1) My wave pattern is not strong enough and 2) I like to wet my hair every day.

I clarify when I feel like it. There's no need to have a set schedule if your hair doesn't need it.

My absolute favorite deep conditioner is Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. You can get it at curlmart.com, curljunkie.com or aveyou.com. If you have a Sally's, I recommend you check out the GVP conditioning balm. Very thick and moisturizing.
Originally Posted by asianrunner
Thanks.. I was just making sure that wetting the hair everyday wasn't bad for it. I thought that may have been the reason lots of people were doing multiple day hair lol.

I'm assuming the Curl Junkie Curl Rehab is a good deep conditioner for the price. lol $20 for 8oz ! but the reviews look good so I will give it a try. Also do you find that a little goes a long way? The jar is only 8oz does it last you a long time. When it comes to mask.. I sort of have the compulsion to cake it on my head. lol

I'll also try the GVP hopefully I'll get more bank for my buck. Thanks for the recommendations! I was using One N' Only hydrating mask and it didn't work for me. It made my hair feel dry. I have no idea why. So sometimes I'm a little scared to try products because what works for most people doesn't work for me. i.e.: Miss Jessie's, Kinky Curly, Mixed Chicks... but I'm in desperate need of moisture so why not. =)
Originally Posted by beeboop
You said your hair is protein sensitive. If you mean One N' Only (Argan Oil) Hydrating Mask, it contains hydrolyzed keratin which is a protein and may have caused your problem with this particular product.
Be Happy!

Type:2b/3ab?
Texture:Medium/fine
Porosity:Normal
Elasticity:Normal

Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.
I do not do multiple day hair because 1) My wave pattern is not strong enough and 2) I like to wet my hair every day.

I clarify when I feel like it. There's no need to have a set schedule if your hair doesn't need it.

My absolute favorite deep conditioner is Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. You can get it at curlmart.com, curljunkie.com or aveyou.com. If you have a Sally's, I recommend you check out the GVP conditioning balm. Very thick and moisturizing.
Originally Posted by asianrunner
Thanks.. I was just making sure that wetting the hair everyday wasn't bad for it. I thought that may have been the reason lots of people were doing multiple day hair lol.

I'm assuming the Curl Junkie Curl Rehab is a good deep conditioner for the price. lol $20 for 8oz ! but the reviews look good so I will give it a try. Also do you find that a little goes a long way? The jar is only 8oz does it last you a long time. When it comes to mask.. I sort of have the compulsion to cake it on my head. lol

I'll also try the GVP hopefully I'll get more bank for my buck. Thanks for the recommendations! I was using One N' Only hydrating mask and it didn't work for me. It made my hair feel dry. I have no idea why. So sometimes I'm a little scared to try products because what works for most people doesn't work for me. i.e.: Miss Jessie's, Kinky Curly, Mixed Chicks... but I'm in desperate need of moisture so why not. =)
Originally Posted by beeboop
You said your hair is protein sensitive. If you mean One N' Only (Argan Oil) Hydrating Mask, it contains hydrolyzed keratin which is a protein and may have caused your problem with this particular product.
Originally Posted by raindear

Oh my! Thanks for the heads up. I would have never guessed. People just told me it was good and I thought hydrating mask were the opposite of protein treatments so the protein would be limited. No wonder my hair didn't take so much to it.

Also is it possible to be protein sensitive and have high porosity?
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Oh my! Thanks for the heads up. I would have never guessed. People just told me it was good and I thought hydrating mask were the opposite of protein treatments so the protein would be limited. No wonder my hair didn't take so much to it.

Also is it possible to be protein sensitive and have high porosity?[/QUOTE]

Now, you get outside my area of expertise. I couldn't manage to diagnose my hair properties on my own, so I got the hair analysis and follow the recommendations on it. If you do know your hair properties, adding them to your signature will help those with better knowledge to better assist you. I do know that even if your hair generally likes protein, it can object to certain proteins. For instance it may like silk proteins, but not wheat proteins.
Be Happy!

Type:2b/3ab?
Texture:Medium/fine
Porosity:Normal
Elasticity:Normal

Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.
Also is it possible to be protein sensitive and have high porosity?
Originally Posted by beeboop
yes, typically people with porous hair that is coarse (like me, for example) can tolerate only certain proteins.
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Theres nothing wrong with wetting your hair everyday. If your hair is how you want it to be, whatever you're doing is what you should be doing.

It's good to pay attention to your hair and vary your routine accordingly. I like a regimen because its easier for me, not because it's better.

It is possible to have porous hair and not like protein. Hair coarseness and elasticity also determine how your hair responds to protein. My hair tends to be porous but it doesn't handle a lot of protein well. Ultimately what you want is the right balance of protein and moisture , and it usually takes a little experimentation to find what works best for you.

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Last edited by earthnut; 07-05-2012 at 09:49 PM.

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