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Things I use/ do to my hair to keep it looking its best!

- Twice a week, I put Cantu Shea butter leave in conditioning hair repair in my hair at night and leave it in until I wash my hair the next morning. It conditions my hair and makes it feel extra thick which is always a good thing!

- I use a tiny drop of Moroccan Argan oil and apply it to my hair damp, then blow it dry. It helps make my hair feel soft and smooths out my hair so I don't need to use a flat iron.

- I wash my hair every 1-3 days to keep it from drying out and also use the Organix line shampoo and conditioner.

- If I dyed my hair and it feels extra dry, I put olive oil or coconut oil in my hair and let it stay over night to really penetrate and deep condition my hair.

What are your hair secrets?? =]

May 13, 2012

Fancie B.

I deep condition using an Aubrey organics conditioner mixed with oils and honey overnight once a week. I also like to moisturizer my hair using ORS carrot oil and seal with olive and castor oil several times a week. 

May 13, 2012

ashley h.

if my hair is dyed, i tend to wash it in the sink so i can use the coldest water possible. 

Oooh that sink washing is a really good idea! And I have heard many good things about castor oil in hair! Great tips/secrets!

May 14, 2012

ashley h.

you have to be careful with washing your hair in the sink though, leeann. i guess i should have mentioned that. if you shed a lot of hair, like i do, you have to be careful not to get your drain all clogged up. i try to catch as much hair as possible...usually enough to make a wig for a small child, then throw it away. (sometimes i wonder how i'm not bald)

May 14, 2012

Rina N.

I apply Almond Oil to the hair, I leave it on for a couple of hours or just sleep in it. It has made it super soft and I can notice a difference in texture! :)

Question about castor oil, once applied how many times do you have to shampoo to get it out? I been looking into trying it. With the almond oil I have to shampoo around 2 times. 

@Ashley good point I have lots of thick hair! My dad used to get annoyed because every 6 months my hair and my mom's would clog up our shower! We had to put a catcher over the drain hahaha good times!

@ Rina- I haven't used Castor oil on my hair but I am assuming it would be as much as any other oil? 

May 16, 2012

ashley h.

@leeann, you could do it in the tub too! i guess i never thought about that because my bathroom just has a standing shower. our upstairs bathroom has standing shower as well, with the only tub being downstairs (& for that, it's a garden tub, no shower). oh i'm just envisioning how much easier it would be if i had a tub (a bubble bath sounds so good right about now).




i would love to try a lot of these different oils out in my hair now that i'm reading all about them! my hair just tends to get super oily, super quick though. a touch too much hair serum/argon oil & i have to rewash within a day or so. i wear my hair up for work 6 days a week, so it's really obviously if it's oily, especially around my ears. 

olive oil is the best...i only started doing this a few weeks ago but its the best for my hair...did a video on how olive oil actuals works on your hair... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdN...
hope eveyone is having a great day...xo sarahann

Jun 05, 2012

Raisa H.

Coconut oil! I apply a few drops on my hair after I towel dry it. Leaves my hair so soft and shiny. :D

Jun 05, 2012

Kendra F.

I use coconut oil just about every day when my hair is straightened, but when it is curly, I only use it about every 3 to 4 days and I never wash my hair everyday.

Natural Hair Regimen
-I shampoo my hair every seven to ten days, and before I shampoo it I detangle it with my fingers. The detangling process is about 1.5 to 2 hours, but it is worth it. With my hair texture, I get so much less hair shedding v.s. using a comb.
-I use Blue Magic's Conditioning Hair Dress on my scalp and in my hair to keep it moisturized (I do this every 3 to 4 days)
-I use Africa's Best Olive Oil Creme leave-in conditioner -I loathe the smell but it works wonders, but I am going to try the Cantu Shea Butter leave-in once I get my paycheck (:
-I have a spray bottle that I mix water, olive oil, and carrot oil in and I spray my hair with that
-I usually twist my hair up the night before and cover it with a plastic conditioning cap so that when I take my hair out in the morning it is still moisturized, less frizzy, and still detangled so that if I choose to put my hair into a ponytail poof ball that day, it will be easier.
-I ONLY COMB MY HAIR WITH A COMB EVERY TEN DAYS. ASIDE FROM THAT, I FINGER DETANGLE. It takes hours, but I only finger detangle my hair once every 4 days most of the time, and of course, the days that I shampoo it.

Straightened Hair Regimen (RECENT)
-I straighten my hair once every two to three weeks depending on how moisturized it is. This may sound gross, but no one should wash their hair everyday.
- I twist my hair into four sections before I get into the shower and then I use v05 Shea Cashmere shampoo and Freeman's Mango and Papaya 3 minute moisture conditioner for about 20 to 30 minutes along with Suave Moisture Pomegranate Strawberry conditioner
-when the conditioner is rinsed out, i twist my hair back up into those four sections so that my hair can stay detangled.
-I wrap a towel around my head, but I never rub the towel against my hair strands because that causes breakage.
-Before I blowdry and straighten my hair, I use my Got 2 Be heat protectant spray that protects hair from up to 425 degrees farenheit.
-I straighten my hair with either my Chil or my Ion straightener
-I always spray my hair with my Pravana Moisture Hydrant spray because it smell good, and then I rub a bit of coconut oil in my hair from root to tip and I don't need a lot.
-I wrap my hair with a satin scarf when I go to bed and I am done for the day, but when it gets close for me to wash my hair again I begin to oil my scalp with coconut oil or mango butter by Softee because if I do it shortly after I straighten my hair, it will be weighed down.
-Last but not least, I usually wear my hair in a ponytail whether it is curly or straightened. It's a protective style that I don't have to do much with, and I NEVER slick my edges down because doing that too tightly will lead to hair loss.

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LeeAnn B.

Bay Area, California