I haven't been in a challenge in awhile and want to join this one. I know you said there were no rules but it seems everyone is natural which I'm not. I actually just started back relaxing after transitioning for a year and 2 months.
Before transitioning my hair was apl but not sure if it was dying my hair black or seeing a different beautician but my hair broke off tremendously. I experienced a lot of shedding in the earlier months and cut my hair to chin length since my ultimate goal was to be completely natural.
I co-washed daily during the summer with the Pantene natural line co-wash and used shea moisture curling soufflé or Moroccan oil curl mousse for my curls.
Now that I'm relaxed again my routine is doing a pre-poo with EVOO for at least an 1hr, washing every 2 weeks with either Africa's Best Olive Oil shampoo or Pantene Relaxed line conditioning shampoo (which ever I have in the house at the time) I deep condition with ORS replenish pak or crème of nature argan oil deep conditioner. I use Africa's Best Olive oil leave in conditioner. I use the ORS setting lotion and roller set my hair. If I do this early enough in the day, I let my roller set air dry but if not sit under the dryer so as not to sleep with the rollers (I have done this before and definitely not a good night's sleep) I wear my curls for about a few days but end up flat ironing. When I do flat iron its only once and not daily and I use Garnier Frutis flat iron heat protectant spray (I believe its part of their sleek and shine line)
My hair is brushing just slightly below sl and I'm hoping by April I will be at least apl again. I'm also swearing off going to the salon because when I was doing my hair myself is when it was long and I believe no one will take better care of your hair than YOU.
I'm up for the challenge!!! Should I post a pic now of what my hair looks like? I'm looking to finally upload a profile pic anyway.
ETA: I also take a multi-vitamin and biotin daily
Edited by crysm2k - Jan 03 2014 at 7:37pm