Healthy Hair Journey Part II
Healthy Hair requires tender loving care, patience and time. Arielle’s healthy hair with growth did not appear overnight in a month. It took patience, trial and error and of course the right combination of products to acquire this mane.
I get asked multiple times, what do you do? My answer always is hair care!
I am sharing our updated routine and something new with you and hope you can join in on our healthy hair growth challenge from April 2019 to July 2019. Be sure to check out the video on YouTube and Part I of Healthy Hair Care which includes photos of our journey. We have switched up our routine, added new products to the list, but for the most part, it is still the same. Some of the products recommended may or may not work for your hair texture or type, however, if you are struggling, why not give Honey Vera JA Growth Package a try (Scalp tonic, Castor or Coconut Oil, Moisture Butter). It works on all hair type and to top it off, it is 100% organic, made from natural herbs and oils.
Wash day routine: EVERY 2 to 3 Weeks
We typically use Curly Kids shampoo and conditioner most times but when we run out, any brand will do. We only comb hair when the conditioner is penetrated after it sits on the hair for at least 15 minutes. Hair is sectioned and we detangle and twist before styled. At least once a month, hair is deep conditioned with Honey Vera castor or castor coconut oil. A small mixture (capsize) of castor or castor coconut oil is added to about a tablespoon of Curly Kids deep conditioner and then directly to the hair scalp. This stays on the hair for 30 to 45 mins covered with a plastic cap. This helps so much with scalp flaking and we noticed that oil is not even needed for an entire week.
What I will try differently over the next 3 months is to add a protein treatment every 6 weeks. I have seen avocado or banana mask and plan to give it a try. I will also add a little Honey Vera castor or castor coconut oil to the mixture. DRYING: Arielle’s hair is air dried after wash day. I do not even own a blow dryer as I don’t want to be tempted to use it. Wash days are planned so that we have enough time to do our routine. Hair is typically braided or twisted and a cotton tee or soft towel is wrapped around the hair. After hair is about 40 to 50% dry, (1to 3 hours later) we style!
Styling products: after wash day are key especially to retain moisture. HONEY Vera scalp tonic (Regular or Special Blend) is always used during the process. Hair is sectioned and the scalp tonic is sprayed directly on the scalp. A dime size of castor or castor coconut oil is added to a leave-in moisturizer and then hair is styled. If hair is deep conditioned with the conditioner, then no oil based products are added. Plaits or twist dos are our go-to style and we love using Kai Naturals twisting butter with a little moisturizer.
School Dos and every day looks!
We have yet to do small cornrows as Arielle has tender scalp. Honey Vera scalp tonic is a must and is used at least 3 to 4 times a week. A detangler is definitely needed as hair is super thick when dry. Hair is always styled when damp. We typically rock a do for 2 to 3 days and hair is combed twice a week for school. In between styling days especially after a non-wash week, we use a small amount of moisture butter. For maintaining the hair’s moisture, a satin bonnet is always on at night. We have at least 4 and over the past 3 years, Arielle may have gone 2 nights the most without her bonnet. This has become a routine and it helps so much with retaining moisture and shine.
Here is a list of recommended products: Wash day: Curly kids Shampoo, Conditioner, and Deep Conditioner Honey Vera Castor or Castor Coconut oil Creamy moisturizers: Your Curls Defined Your Curls Conditioned Your Mane Moisturizer Daily product: Honey Vera Scalp tonic (Regular or Special Blend) Detangler sprays: Cantu Care for Kids Conditioning Detangler Curly Kids Super Detangling Spray Oil based products: Honey Vera Castor Coconut Oil Honey Vera Black castor oil Moisture butter Mango Twist Butter Styling Gels: Honey Vera Lemon Grass Honey Gel ECO flax seed and castor oil gel
Thank you so much for following our journey! We appreciate your love and support and plan to consistently post and share hair, skin and lifestyle tips in 2019. The winner for the SPECIAL blend scalp tonic is AMANDA LEWIS. I will send an email to you so that you can claim it!
DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a sponsored post! All products mentioned have been tested and used.