Yes I know I am so late getting this out, but my products don’t change too often, so you haven’t missed anything. With that being said I am just going to jump right into it, don’t forget to check out my video as well for more information.
In the past, I always alternated hot oil treatments and deep conditioning, week to week, but now I do them on the same week. I do prefer to deep condition over night, that is unless I am using coconut oil for my hot oil treatment, then I like using that as an overnight treatment instead. I generally wash my hair once a week. In the warmer months I co-wash SOMETIMES in between my weekly washes.
Now on to the products:
Apple Cider Vinegar: I only really use this if I got more than a week without washing my hair. Usually I have a little more scalp build if I don’t wash every week. I mix 1 part ACV and 3 parts water and spray it directly on my scalp and massage it to loosen it up any build up.
Black Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner: I’ve been using this combo for over a year now and I absolutely love them both.The shampoo is a great cleanser and gets my hair VERY clean. The conditioner is AMAZING!!! Is has great slip, it’s very moisturizing and makes my hair very soft. Most of the time I do my detangling process with this product in my hair. The conditioner is great for co-washing as well, but since it is kind of pricey I choose not to use it for that too often, I prefer the use a cheaper conditioner for co-washing, but if you don’t mind using it for co-wash, it’s definitely great for that as well.
TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner: I use this conditioner as a co-wash. Another conditioner that has great slip. It cleanses my hair very well and keeps it moisturized. As I’ve stated before, I prefer to use inexpensive more accessible conditioners to co-wash. Another alternative that is a great option as well is the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration.
Cantu Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque: This deep conditioner is very moisturizing. I usually pair it with my Heat Therapy Wrap and leave it on for about 30-45mins. I do sometimes do it overnight as well, which works out well. I did a review on this back in May, make sure to Check it Out!
Oils: The oils I currently are, Castor Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and Coconut Oil. I have an Oil Mix of the Castor Oil and EVOO, which is what I use for my hot oil treatments. Coconut Oil I usually use on its own when I want to do a hot oil treatment OVERNIGHT. I highly suggest if you want to use coconut oil as a hot oil treatment definitely use it over night and get a good 12 hours+ in. I also use the coconut oil along with a lot of my styling products for added moisture. I use my castor oil by it self as well, mostly around my nape and edges, which keeps them very soft and full. In the past I had a longer list of oils, which works great as well, make sure to check that list out Here.
Cantu Shea Butter Leave In: Now yall know this has been my go leave in during my entire hair journey. This is actually the same leave in I used when I was relaxed! I only use this on freshly washed hair. I do not like to use this on dry hair.
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion: This has been becoming more and more one of my favorites! I love this hair lotion. Remember back in day when we used the Pink Oil Moisturizer you used when your were relaxed, this is like the natural hair version…LOL I really only use this when my hair is blown out, mixed with a little oil (preferably coconut oil) it keeps my hair very soft and moisturized while it is in a blown out state.
That’s is pretty much it for products. For tools, I still use my Ouidad Double Detangler and my Modified Denman brush.
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