2013 Hair Care: Regimen And Products

In order to succeed in the coming year, I have put some measures in place. You may think your mother is the best cook until another mother's cooking. The same applies to hair products; you'll never know how others work until you test them. For all you know, they would work better for you. Therefore, even though some products and regimen worked well for me this year, I'll venture into new ones (See post on 2012 In Review: Hair Care Products for products I won't use again and those I'll be keeping). For now, these are the things I’d love to do. 
  1. Protective style with my own hair. I have to learn how to cornrow this year. Seriously!
  2. Pre-poo before every wash whether overnight or with hooded dryer. When I get the dryer, I’ll pre-poo with it and do the overnight deep conditioning.
  3.  Roller set or flexi rod instead of air drying more. I get very smooth hair when I roller set so I’ll stick to that when I purchase the hooded dryer.
  4. Satin scarf EVERY night. I do use the satin scarf but not diligently so I’ll do my best to be consistent with it.
  5.  Either deep condition twice a week or co-wash and deep condition once a week. Since I plan on continuing with the Dark n Lovely instant deep conditioners. I may use that as a co-wash and do a full wash once a week. What I mean is that you can leave it on for just 2 minutes as a normal conditioner or leave it on for 7 minutes for deep conditioning. 
  6.  Add oils deep conditioner, which has proven very effective.
  7.  Relax at most 3 times in the year. I believe my 12 weeks stretches went pretty well so I can go for an additional 4 weeks but if this doesn’t work, I’ll stick to the 12.
  8.  Reduce my use of products with protein. As you can see form the previous post, most of my products are protein based and I’d prefer to balance it with moisturizing ones.
  9.    Be more active on all my pages ie fb, twitter, pinterest and google plus so I can socialize better with you all!!
  10. Length Goals: Make it to at least APL by the end of the year!
The business of hair care doesn't require perfection and I appreciate myself for all the efforts I've put into getting my hair to this level. I already have products I love but I want to try other ones.
Since I won't repurchase my current shampoo and will also stick to pre-poos, I have my eyes on a few ones.
  • ORS Aloe shampoo (For clarifying before relaxer and neutralizing on relaxer days)
  • Sunsilk shampoo
  • Dove shampoo
I do have a cheapie conditioner for co-washing but it won't hurt to have any of these.
  • Herbal Essence conditioners
  •  Garnier Fructis conditioner 
  • L’Oreal conditioners
  • VO5 conditioners  (For detangling purposes and co-washing when stretching)
  • Sunsilk conditioner
  • Dove conditioner

  • Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1
  • S-Curl No Drip
I'll also add more oils to my current arsenal:
  • Amla oil: I have a post on the benefits of this oil
  • Vatika oil
  • JBCO-(already ordered)
  • Sesame oil
  • Hair serum**not sure which one I'll get
Protein Deep conditioners
I'll stick to my current light protein deep conditioner but I want one I can use on relaxer days.
  • ORS hair mayonnaise (for stretching or relaxer day)
Moisturizing Deep Conditioners
Am tempted to purchase all these deep conditioners since I want more moisture now.lol but I know I can't all of them so I'll purchase them one at a time.
  • Dark n Lovely Anti breakage healing treatment
  • Keracare humecto
  • Queen Helene Cholesterol
  • Mizani Moisturefuse or Mizani Thermasmooth
  • Africa's Best Organics Olive Oil Deep Conditioner 
  • Herbal essences hello hydration conditioner
ORS Carrot oil
Other products
  • Aloe vera juice
  • Hooded dryer
  • More rollerset or  flexi rods
  • Hair accessories
Any suggestions for me? Don't forge to Connect with me on youtube at EmprezzAbena


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