Regimen + Goals

My Hair Regimen: I moisturize and/or oil my hair daily. As needed (usually weekly) I cleanse my hair and scalp with a moisturizing shampoo (or a clarifying one if there's build up). I do a moisturizing OR protein treatment with every shampoo. I stretch my relaxers 3-4 months.

My go-to protective/low manipulation styles: buns, braid-outs and halfwigs. In 2012 I want to start experimenting with more heat-free styles. I air dry most of the time and flat iron for length checks only.

I'm currently midback length (MBL) and actively working towards reaching waist length by my graduation in mid-2012.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Weekend Wash Day

I'm 11 weeks post and my roots are sure letting me know it! I see a lot of new growth even in the front of my hair that grows the slowest.

Still enjoying the ease of cornrows. For the past 2 weeks I've been wearing a knit hat in public -- not the most glamorous look, but during final exam week the last thing on my mind is how I look. After my last exam I'm definitely getting my hair done, nails done, and eyebrows waxed! All three are MUCH needed!! Anyway, I washed my hair today...

1) Shampooed with Giovanni Triple Tea Treat Shampoo. Now that I've used this 'poo a few times I can give a thorough review. It is stripping to the hair. On the one hand I'm surprised because it doesn't contain sulfates, on the other hand I'm not surprised because tea tree is known to be drying. The bottle is about halfway done so my plan is to go sulfate-free until this is done since my Dove shampoo is finished. The whole reason I bought this Giovanni shampoo is to help my scalp and I believe this shampoo did help get rid of the severe itchiness and flaking and dryness -- so that is a major bonus because those itchies were driving me nuts. And I looove the tingle this shampoo gives me. Very refreshing!

2) Conditioned with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. It made my leave-out hair extremely instant softness, as soon as I put it on it melts in my hair and makes my strands separate (if that makes sense). And the softness lasts even after my hair is dry. But when it comes to combing through this new growth it doesn't help in the slip department. At all. I didn't do a thorough job at rinsing this conditioner out so I'm sure there's some traces of it left. No big deal since it's all natural.

3) When my hair was 80% dry I applied extra virgin olive oil. That's it!

I plan to wash + condition once again before I take down the braids this Tuesday, rock a braidout for a bit, then get to thorough detangling.

Any salon recommendations in Toronto?


  1. Good luck with your exams!!! And yes, pampering is DEFINITELY in order after all the stress of the end of the semester!

  2. yes, I understand! I haven't painted my nails since October? Pedicure, what's that? Since my friend's wedding in September? love your super simple wash day. I've definitely been KISS'ing lately as well.


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