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    Posted: Apr 09 2010 at 8:43am
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Regimen Building for Newbies 101

The most important key to building a solid regimen is finding your own hair tolerance. Everyone's hair is unique. What works for someone may not work for you. Hair can be moisturized, supple one day and dry and brittle the next. It's important that you build your regimen around these factors and address these circumstances within your regimen.

Tip: The more you do to your hair chemically the more moisture and protein the hair will need.

YOU WILL NEED:

1 Moisturizing Shampoo. This should be used 1-2x/week depending on your schedule. Choose a shampoo that is Sodium/Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate free. These ingredients tend to strip the hair making it feel squeaky clean. These shampoo's listed below, leave the hair detangled and soft. Here are some examples:

Creme of Nature (red and green label) Shampoo, Kenra Moisturizing Shampoo, Elucence Moisture Benefits, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo, Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo

1 Clarifying Shampoo. A clarifying shampoo should be used 1-2x/month if you are heavy handed with your products/oils etc. By using this shampoo you will remove dirt, build up. It's a great way of starting your hair off fresh for the month. Your hair should feel squeaky clean. Here are some examples:

Pantene Pro-V Purity Shampoo, Suave Shampoos, Nexxus aloe rid shampoo, Avalon Organics Lemon and shea butter, Ion clarifying shampoo

1 Moisturizing Conditioner & 1 Protein Conditioner.
You should follow up with one of these conditioners after every wash. Use either one depending on what your hair needs at the time. I would recommend deep conditioning the hair for 30-45mins preferably with heat (hooded dryer). Protein conditioners are used for rebuilding the hair and giving it strength. Protein conditioners should be followed by a moisturizing deep conditioner to restore moisture and elasticity to the hair. Here are some examples of moisturizing conditioners:

Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner, Silk Elements Moisturizing Treatment, KeraCare Humecto, Mizani Moisturefuse, Elasta QP DPR-11, Creme of Nature Nourishing Conditioner, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner

Here are some examples of Protein Conditioners:

ORS Hair Mayo, Aphogee 2 min reconstructor, Nexxus Keraphix, Affirm 5 n 1, Aphogee 2 Step, Nexxus Emergencee, Motions CPR, Elasta QP Anti Breakage Serum

1 Leave-in conditioner. This should be used after washes or as a daily moisturizer. Here are some examples:

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in, Elasta QP H-Two Leave-in, Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-in, Cantu Shea Butter, Salerm 21, Lacio Lacio

Water based moisturizer (1 Moisturizer)
. Use daily to hydrate the hair. I recommend using your moisturizer 1-2x/day (morning & night). Here are some examples:

Moisturizing: S-Curl, Hollywood Beauty Olive & Carrot Oil, ORS Olive Oil, ORS Carrot Oil, Wave Nouveau Finishing Lotion Protein: Cantu Shea butter, Elasta QP Mango Butter, Profective Healthy ends

Natural Oils are used for sealing in water based moisturizers. Add a light coating of oil to the ends of the hair and work your way up. Don't over do it now!!

Here are some examples: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil, Castor Oil


Basic Regimen to Get You Started!


You Will Need:

1 Clarifying Shampoo
1 Moisturizing Shampoo
1 Moisturizing Deep Conditioner
1 Protein Deep Conditioner
A Leave-in Conditioner
1 Moisturizer
1 Natural Oil

Wide tooth comb
Satin/Silk Scarf and/or Satin Bonnet

- Shampoo your hair with a moisturizing shampoo 1-2x/week (Preferably sulfate free)
- Use a moisturizing deep conditioner with heat (At least 30mins) after every shampoo
- Always follow up with a leave-in conditioner
- Use a water-based moisturizer 2x/day (Morning & night) then seal in the moisture with a natural oil
- Always wear a satin/silk scarf or bonnet to bed
- *If You Are Relaxed* Relax at least every 8 weeks (If You can go beyond that, even better)
- Do a protein treatment when needed (Whenever the hair feels very limp, mushy, overly soft etc.)
- Trim when needed
- Use a Clarifying shampoo (remove buildup) 1-2x/month (depending on the amount of product you use)
- Use a wide tooth comb to comb/detangle your hair. You'll experience less breakage.


That's it!! Remember to take a step back and re-evaluate your hair and your methods. LISTEN to your hair. It will tell you when something is not working well for you (i.e. Dryness, breakage etc.) Give your hair time to get adjusted. It's all about trial and error until you realize what your hair likes, then you'll see improvement.

Happy Hair Growing!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2010 at 9:34am
You should post this in the newbie growth section
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2010 at 9:54am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2010 at 9:57am
There's a newbie growth section?? Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2010 at 10:07am
LOL

it's right under growth
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2010 at 10:27am
I usually just change the FID number in the URL to get here so I had no clue  LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 09 2010 at 1:37pm
Great list! Thumbs%20Up This should be a sticky. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 5:02am
thanks this is exactly what i needed.. but i haveit of a delimma. how  would i maintain a reggie if i have a sew in weave as my protective style. the adverage time span of a sew in weave is abt 2-3 weeks.ConfusedConfusedConfused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 18 2010 at 12:06pm
Just what I needed. But what about heavy proteins and pre-pooing and co-washing?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 18 2010 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by prettieREDD prettieREDD wrote:

thanks this is exactly what i needed.. but i haveit of a delimma. how  would i maintain a reggie if i have a sew in weave as my protective style. the adverage time span of a sew in weave is abt 2-3 weeks.ConfusedConfusedConfused


You mean 2 to 3 months right? Confused You can wash, deep condition and moisturize your hair while in a weave. Do a search to find out how.
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