Here’s my updated hair routine:
- Wash and condition every 2 weeks
- Oil hair and scalp every 2-3 days using castor oil and/or a water based moisturizer. A mini-LCO but no liquid.
- My Shea Butter Co-wash Treatment weekly during winter and forthnightly during summer/spring
- Protein treatment every 3-6 months (Aphogee Two-Step Protein Treatment)
If you follow me on twitter (@CosmeLagos) you should have seen me posting about how I’ve mastered natural hair. In case you haven’t, I’ve provided the tweet below:
Last week I talked a bit about why I added Aphogee’s Two Step Protein Treatment to my hair regime. This week I want to give a much more in-depth explanation and suggest products you could try for similar(although watered down) benefits.
As of October 2016. There will be updates as things change.
Creating a hair regimen can be tough; keeping to it can be even tougher. But it doesn’t have to be. I believe we can create appropriate regiments for ourselves if we know our hair needs and how we want to go about fulfilling them. My purpose for writing this is so you don’t stumble about as much as I did and waste time and money. Please, please learn from my mistakes y’all.
So here’s how I’m currently going about it. I’ll include the reasons why I use the products I use and some examples of what you could use if your hair’s different from mine.
I was boiling Quaker oats to make myself a healthy breakfast one morning when I noticed the water bubbling. The bubbles looked very soap-like and I immediately began to wonder if certain compounds found in oats could have cleansing properties.
So I started looking around. I found that I was in fact right: there are compounds found in many plants called saponins, which perform a variety of functions including cleansing.
Saponins are made up of complex water-soluble glucosides (sugars) bound to oil-soluble sapogenins (steroid or triterpene based). This amphiphilic structure is what helps to make saponins naturally foamy and cleansing. This property makes them surfactants. Continue Reading