Regime and Staples

Staple Products

Wash:
Shea Moisture Organic Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo** ( a bit pricey at £11.99 though)
Curls Unleashed Lavish in Lather Sulfate Free Shampoo

Pre-poo:
Coconut Oil/ Olive Oil


Conditioner/Deep Conditioner: 

Tresemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner**
Organic Root Stimulator Hair Mayonnaise**
Any mix of Olive oil, coconut oil, honey, coconut milk or yogurt that I can get my hands on.


Moisturiser/Leave in Conditioner:
Shea Moisture Organic Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Milk**
Kera Care Hair Milk


Sealants:
Virgin Coconut Oil **
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Sweet Almond Oil**
Be Unique's Butta' Shine

Stylers:
Eco Styler olive oil gel
ORS Edge Control


(**favourites)

Regime


Wash: Once a week
Moisturise and seal: Daily/every other day
Trim: Every 2-3 months

Pre-poo: Applied usually the night before washing and left on over night (wrapped in clingfilm) under headscarf. If time is limited then left on for at least an hour pre wash. During application of the oil, I finger detangle my hair.

Shampoo: I spilt my hair into four sections and put them into chunky twists. Each section is shampooed individually, rinsed out and re-twisted ready for conditioning.

Conditioning:  DC- applied to individual sections and covered with a plastic cap for 45mins+ depending on time constraints. I've found that applying heat during this process helps my hair. I try to alternate between protein deep conditioners and moisturising deep conditioners as and when my hair needs it.
After rinsing my DC out I then apply a normal conditioner and finger detangle. Once finished detangling all conditioner is rinsed out and I dry my hair with an old t-shirt.

Moisturising and Sealing:
I add my leave-in/moisturiser, then apply my oil of choice and layer on top of this with a butter. Usually Be Unique's Butta shine or a small amount of Shea Butter

Scalp:
I oil my scalp with castor/coconut oil 2-3 times a week.

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  2. When you say you oil your scalp with Castor/Coconut oil, are they the oil form or are they the or like the hair grease form? If that makes sense. Cause i'm wanting to try the Jamaican Black Castor Oil but not sure which to get, the Extra Dark or the Regular colour one.

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    1. Oil form.. The castor oil should come in a bottle in liquid form. I'm not sure whether its regular or dark, there was no specification on mine - Jamaican black castor oil is darker than plain castor oil in general though. http://akuawood.co.uk/home.php?cat=42 has some good details on (and sells) castor oil.

      With coconut oil it usually comes in a jar because it solidifies under a certain temperature. Just make sure that it is pure unrefined/virgin coconut oil and got nothing added to it. Theres a few hair greases out their labelled as coconut oil but have extra ingredients.

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