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Thursday, October 21, 2010

*Natural Hair Treatments*

Good? Bad? Stop? Go?
How do I fit them all into my regimen???
  • Great for chemically treated hair
  • Leaves hair soft and restored to a natural state
  • Non-flaking
  • No petroleum
  • Easy to apply
Le Kair Cholesterol Plus Strengthening and Conditioning Cream strengthens, deep conditions and rejuvenates your hair and is enriched with cholesterol, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera and collagen. Treats split ends, dry brittle hair and chemically processed hair. Ideal for chemically treated hair

This use to be a staple product of mine during transitioning and even 8 months of me being 100% natural. I loved it! Then, I started doing more research on products and their ingredients, this product has mineral oil in it. I know there's lots of controversy on whether mineral oil is good or bad for your hair, but I didn't take any chances so I stopped using it immediately. Over these past few months, I have noticed that my hair is not as strong as it used to be when I was using this product. I noticed more shedding and even breakage which started me doing herbal henna treatments like Amla, Brahmi, and Cassia for strength.

I would mix the Le Kair with my homemade shea butter mix and leave it in my hair overnight...
Should I start using this again???



Measurements:

1 Haas avocado

2 tbsp coconut oil

3 tbsp mayo

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup water


This was another treatment I used during my first 6+ months of being natural.
My product junkie kicked in and I stopped doing this treatment.
I honestly believe my hair was a lot stronger and healthier when I was doing the avocado treatment and using the Le Kair overnight every 7-10 days.
Should I start doing this again???


So...I stopped my regime above and started a new one with these: Cassia, Amla, Brahmi, Shikakai
I did research on all these and got tips & advice from other naturals, so I decided to give them a try. I love the results I get from using Cassia and my hair feels very soft after a treatment and my curls are loose which is great! I add tbls. of the others to the Cassia to get a really good conditioning, strengthening treatment and a well cleansed scalp.
Only difference is I don't feel like these are strengthening my hair honestly...maybe I'm crazy and they really are and I just don't notice it but, that's just my personal opinion. I'm sure it's all fine, I just seem to have a ton of shedding that I didn't have before.

I do this treatment every 4 weeks
Should I continue???

Rhassoul Clay Treatment:

1 cup of Rhassoul Clay Powder

3/4 cups of hot water (add water slowly)

1 tsp of melted Brazil Nut Butter

2 tbs of Bee Mine Deep Conditioner

1 tbs of Coconut Oil

I got this amazing recipe from *KinkyKurlyQueen*

I've only done this treatment once for 1 hour but my hair felt GREAT after! I wished I could have left it on longer but I was in a hurry. I did the set of small twists I am currently wearing right now after this treatment and my twists have been very moisturized. I need to try this again in order to give a honest opinion about it but so far I like it.


My problem is all of these treatments have their benefits and have worked very well with my hair type and texture. If I continue with ALL of these treatments, how in the world am I going to fit them all in??? I have no idea?!


This is what I've come up with:

Hot oil treatment for 20 minutes then finger detangle

Add conditioner then Huetiful hair steam for 10 minutes

Co-wash or shampoo (shower detangle)

Then....

Avocado treatment for 1 hour every wash?

Cassia treatment for 3 hours every 4 weeks?

Rhassoul treatment for 3 hours every 6 weeks?

I don't want to manipulate my hair too much and cause more shedding or breakage so I figure less is better.

I don't know???

Good? Bad? Stop? Go?

I need advice ladies!!! Please help...


1 comment:

  1. Sheesh! That's a lot of treatments girl! It makes me wonder how you can tell which one did what? Hair goes through phases throughout the year...growth spurts & shedding spells may seem more prevalent at different times but it's usually completely normal. I can't say yay or nay on that cholesterol stuff...to me it clogs the follicle and coats the hair shaft...but I think you should narrow down which tx works best for you :-). ~Jaye

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