Sunday, August 22, 2010

My regimen

After I have completed my, deep conditioning treatment (see post for details). I cleanse my hair with my favorite shampoo and rinse out. I apply a little of coconut oil when my hair is dripping wet, to seal in the moisture. The key is to apply a little, about a dime size to each of the back/middle and front sections. Then I apply Cantu Shea butter and do my twist. I will then sit under the dryer for 10 minutes (no plastic cap). I will then let it air dry for the rest of the day. Normally, I sleep in a satin cap but this night I will not so my hair will dry faster since it is not covered. Note- If you need to wear your hair in a “twist out” the next day, then take your twist down and style in the morning. If not, leave them in for one more day and just wear a cute knitted cap or dress it up with a scarf and earrings. Then I take my twist out. Usually the first day of my "twist out" my hair is not as stretched out as I like so the hair appears a little shorter. That night I will re-twist but in bigger twists because the curls are already defined I just want to protect them. Day 2, my twists are more stretched out... I will re-twist my hair at night with the (bigger twists) for the next 5 days. If (by day 3 or 4) you notice your hair getting a little “dry and not as fresh” you can spray with water and add the Cantu Shea butter when you are re-twisting. Some days, I leave the twist in and pull them back in a pony tail and add a flower. So I make it stretch for 7 days. Then I am back to my deep condition day and start the process all over... I recommend deep conditioning once a week if you can, if not at least every 2 weeks.

Going Natural. Staying Natural. Loving Your Natural Hair.

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