Updated Hair Regimen/Workout Schedule

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I am constantly a work in progress.  When working on improving yourself, you will not have time to worry about what others are doing.

My updated hair regimen is different from when I initially started my hair journey.  It is similar from the one I created two months ago but it was not appropriate for my texlaxed hair at the time(was texlaxed maybe 1 1/2 yr. at the time).  It was a struggle to handle it properly and I didn’t get a chance to start on my vitamins either.  I understand that everyone is different but relaxing every 3-4 months work for me.  Throughout a hair journey, there will be times that you will modify or adjust your hair regimen to fit your hair needs.  There is a list of products that I use here.

My husband relaxed my hair one week ago and I am refocus on my hair journey. I am no longer texlaxed.  My hair is so manageable now.

Shampoo once a month with clarifying shampoo to remove buildup of products.

  • Deep conditioning after shampoo with a moisturizing conditioner for at least 45 minutes. (Sometimes I add oil to my deep conditioning)
  • Use a leave in conditioner after deep conditioning. Cantu shea butter or aphogee Keratin Green Tea Restructurizer
  • During the detangling or combing process, use a wide tooth comb or finger comb the hair to reduce breakage.  Finger combing is my preference.

Note: The final rinse of any wash process is use with cold water to help retain moisture.  After the wash process,  I use an old t-shirt instead of a towel to get excess water out of my hair.  By using a t-shirt, I will be reducing fizziness, pulling of hair, and scrubbing.  I let my hair air-dry afterwards.

Co wash 2x a month

  • Follow with deep conditioning and leave in conditioner.
  • During the detangling or combing process, use a wide tooth comb or finger comb the hair to reduce breakage.  Finger combing is my preference.

Moisturized hair with a water-based moisturizer and sealed with an oil nightly or every other night (depending on what the hair need).  Scurl/oil of choice

1x a week I use leave in conditioning repair cream from root to end and oil of my choice to help strengthen my hair (it only takes a small amount).  Cantu Shea Butter

Oiled and do scalp massages 2x a week with an oil of choice (increase blood circulation and help with stimulating hair growth).  Currently using Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

Do a protein treatment 1x a month if needed

  • During the detangling or combing process, use a wide tooth comb or finger comb the hair to reduce breakage.  Finger combing is my preference.

If shedding occurs, do a black tea rinse (boiled a few bags of black tea and when it cool down pour it all over the head).  Let it sit for a couple minutes.  Follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.

Trim when needed.  Make sure to baby the ends (moisturized them) to help reduce the number of times of trimming.

Sleep with satin/silk cap or bonnet.

Relaxed every 12 weeks.

If want to flat iron, I will use a heat protectant.  I may only flat iron 2x out of the 3 month span.

Probably the last month before relaxer time, I will be prepooing to help soften new growth.  My definition is adding oil all over the hair from the scalp to the end and putting on a plastic cap before bed before wash day if my new growth seems unmanageable.

Drink water.

I finally started on HSN vitamins 5 days ago.  I am also an independent distributor of this product.

Eating healthy and working out also is important for the healthiness of hair.

Protective style will be my wig.  I will have my hair plaited underneath.

I was struggling with my hair due to the way I was working out and it been texlaxed.  I could not wash it often as I should and the working out was drying out of my hair.  I will only workout out close to Wash day.    I decided to workout on Sun, Mon, & Tues. right before Wash day (hair) on Wednesday instead of working out at least 5-6 days of week and drying out my hair because I am unable to wash it often and condition it.  I will continue with my hair regimen and on Wash day, I will make sure that I do a deep conditioning to put moisture back in my hair that I may have lost due to working out.

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Again, some products that I use here.

Happy healthy journey!

JcCee