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Friday, April 23, 2010

UPDATE: ON MY HAIR....


As salaamu alaikum & Hello, ladies

I just wanted to share an update on my hair.  I must say I am really loving my hair.  It is growing like crazy, it Appears to be pretty healthy and strong.  As I spoke about in a previous post some time ago, I am not a twist out , braid out type of girl.  I see lots, and lots of beautiful braid outs and twist out's on soooo many of you beautiful naturals, but for some reason I just don't like them on myself. 

I looove my hair in wash n go's , big with height and fullness.  I am really a person who likes anything edgy, I have alllways been this way , from fashion to hair.  For right now I am not really focused to much on all around length.  My style of choice , really doesn't require length all over , primiraly on the top , with the side's cut shorter ( not shaved, at all) just tapered.  This is currently how I am wearing my hair ,while at home. Sometimes, I put a very faint , very small part in the middle.   As many of you ladies know, I am a muslim women so  when I go out its covered, Alhamdulliaah ( praise be to Allaah)   I am in looove with this hair style and cut !
h One word for this style " SHARP"

So here is a bit of what my regimen is like weekly:

Pre- poo - coconut oil
Shampoo with black soap liquid/ shampoo ( check blog list under black soap shampoo for recipe)
protein treatment every other week - Avocado treatment
Deep moisturizing conditioner  every week - Aubrey's organics Honey suckle rose ( mixed with some , olive oil, aloe vera juice, honey, and glycerin)
oil rinse weekly- olive oil
oil my scalp only - castor oil & Emu oil with a scalp massage ( 3-5x weekly)
leave in conditioner- direct leave in by Giovanni
Aloe vera spritz
 My personal Whipped shea butter mixture
uncle funky's daughter " curly magic" ( 1x a week)

Here is what I do daily ( or when needed)

Wet my hair- daily
Apply  Aloe vera spritz
Apply direct leave in conditioner ( by Giovanni) spritz- water , little vegetable glycerin and a bit of rosemary EO
Vatika coconut oil ( sometimes)
 Whipped Shea butter mixture - this really helps to define my curls so that I don't have to apply the curly magic , but once a week 

I then finger coil individual pieces of  my hair , into like medium sized curls.  Allow my hair to air dry very close to fully dry, then diffuse on very low setting and cool heat.  Now my hair has become fuller and shiny...lot's of shine.  I then braid my hair down the center ( only the center, I leave the sides alone) with about 3 large braids to stretch my curls on the top only... and give me height.  Leave it this way for a few minutes while I attend to one of the children, by this time my hair is ready to be taken down.  I then take the braids out ... and my hair is now full and longated on the top...  ( sometimes I will use a concentrator used on the end of my dryer) but I like the results of using the braids down the center , better)

MONTHLY

Benetonite clay treatments
Trim my ends

NIGHTLY

Twist my hair
sleep with satan bonnet

                                                                                     ENJOY!!!

9 comments:

muslimah93 said...

Wow. Mashallah! Andd, my hair falls a lot, and it's very thin, any tips for that? =)

zainab1 said...

@ MUSLIMA93: As salaamu alaikum,
Na'am you know there are many oils out that promote thicker hair I know castor oil is really good and scalp messages are great, also.
Hope this helps, insha Allaah.

Take care. ( smiles)

zainab1 said...

@Muslimah93 , I meant to say "massage" lol, sorry

ChocolateOrchid said...

Awesome regimen! Congrats on your hair health and growth.
Btw,I think I will be trying the cinnamon treatment tonight.

zainab1 said...

@ Chocolate Orchid, Why... thank you !

Yes... please keep in touch after you try the cinnamon treatment and let me know how you make out. I think I'm also going to re apply this weekend. So... glad you reminded me... I have to pick up some yogurt ( smiles)

Take care, and as always thanks a bunch for stopping by !

Amina said...

thnak you for sharing your regimen with us!! love the blog and subscribing

zainab1 said...

@Amina, YOUR VERY WELCOME AND THANK'S SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY !

muslimah93 said...

Jazakillah, sisterr! =) And, scalp massages with what? =)

zainab1 said...

@ muslimah93, Well there are many, many different oils that you can use for your scalp massages...
oilve oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, jojoba oil , etc.

I would suggest that you figure out first which oil will work best for your hair type and your scalp. I say this because some of the oils mentioned above are heavy, which if you use to much could weigh you hair down. Then there are some oils that are quite light, grapeseed oil happens to be one . Lastly, try to use a oil that is filled with nutrients. All of the oils mentioned above are natural , so thats a plus right from start.

You can also check out my blog list
under" scalp massage" and oils for the hair. Hope this helps, Take care. Feel free to contact me , if I can be of any help ( smiles)
As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah