Drum roll please...
I've changed up my regimen!!
This is a huge deal for me because I'm learning what works and what doesn't work for my hair. Before I started pre-pooing with coconut oil, I used to use olive oil to detangle and section my hair for washing. I also did a lot of ACV rinses, which were fine for the summer, but apparently my scalp doesn't like them in the colder months, so I cut those out completely. And I always thought olive oil was the best thing for my hair, but I didn't have anything to compare it to.
Until now! Since I've started the coconut oil pre-poos (and just using coconut oil in general) my hair has been responding so well! It's softer, shinier and altogether just looks, feels and acts healthier. Hooray!!
My new regimen also includes a new step: finger detangling. Now, when I first heard about ladies with hair my length finger detangling their hair before detangling with a comb and/or brush, I thought, now that seems kinda fanatical....But, there's one thing I know about fanaticism and that is this:
That which is considered fanatical to the undisciplined is passion to the disciplined.
So now I finger detangle my hair with coconut oil, and by doing so I'm minimizing the amount of brushing I need to do which cuts down on damage.
Other changes I've made:
- Section my hair into 8 sections instead of 6
- Co-washing exclusively - no shampoo
- Only use the Tangle Teezer - no more comb or Denman (more on the Teezer later ;))
- Add more oils to the Kimmaytube leave-in
- Seal with Shea Moisture CE Smoothie
- Moisturize scalp and hair with coconut oil in between washes
These next two aren't regimen-oriented but I think they've definitely helped:
- Wear a beanie out on really cold days
- Replaced my winter wool scarf with a satiny one
Thanks to these changes, my hair feels stronger and healthier!
|The amount of hair that came out after finger detangling|
(don't worry - I didn't run it down the sink, lol!). I'm assuming
it's mostly shed hair. I don't take the time to look through it
cuz I don't want to stress out over every single hair.
|Sectioned into 8 instead of 6. This makes|
washing and Teezer detangling easier and faster.
What changes have you made to your regimen?
How has your hair responded?