It happens to us all. We naturals finally find some product or technique that works wonders for our hair. We find some new method that seems to melt our hair woes away. By tecniques and methods what do I mean? I mean things such as co-washing, always wearing a satin scarf when sleeping, pineappling, plopping, moisturizing with water every day, washing hair with shampoo once a week, washing hair with shampoo only once a month, co-washing exclusively, banning cones from your regimen, banning sulfates from your regimen, continuing to use silicones, using all natural hair products, using drugstore and other popular brands, ACV rinses, the Kimmaytube Leave-In, and any number of ingredients found in the kitchen. To give you an idea, I will share below some things that worked wonders for my hair and regimen, and things that I did not like so much:
Thank God for...
- Co-Washing -- It allows me to wet my hair as much as I want without drying my strands as if I had used shampoo
- Kimmaytube Leave-In -- This mixture always makes even the most frizzy parts of my hair curl and behave.
- Shampooing Once a Week -- After suffering from such an itchy scalp due to only washing hair with shampoo once a month, I finally succumbed to the pressure and started washing my hair once a week. My scalp has thanked me ever since.
- Lather, Rinse, but DO NOT Repeat -- The second lather is usually so unnecessary, leading to dry hair. Furthermore, only lathering once has helped me save so much more product
- Olive Oil and Coconut Oil -- The sheen and health of my hair has thanked me for always using natural oils. And I can find these in the grocery store
- Oil Rinsing and Adding Oils to Conditioner -- Perhaps the two things I am most thankful for adding to my list of tried and true techniques
- ACV Rinses -- The last time I used diluted apple cider vinegar as a final rinse, a close friend kept commenting on how great my curls were
- Conditioner Only Styling -- Thank you Teri LaFlesh for this one. After using a good slippery conditioner for styling, I just seal with a natural oil.
- Coconut Milk Hair Soaks -- This adds protein without having to come from some weird animal by-product.
- Shampoo Bars -- Full review of my Chagrin Valley purchases coming, eventually.
- Co-Washing Exclusively -- This always leads to product build-up and an itchy scalp
- Shea Butter -- I hate how heavy this feels on my hair, and hate how dirty it makes my hair
- Detangling Wet Hair -- Always lose more hair then when I detangle with dry/damp hair. I know so many swear by this, but I have learned my lesson the hard way.
- Aubrey Organics Conditioner -- You have heard me say time and again how annoyingly thick this conditioner is. I can hardly apply it evenly to my hair.
- Banning Silicones -- I go long periods of time without using them, but always end up using them again for their slip and conditioning benefits.
- Herbal Essences Conditioner -- My scalp did not appreciate the strong fragrance and dyes.