Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Growth Progress

I will be sharing some pictures of my growth progress from the time I big chopped until now. I think I have gained a decent amount of length and thickness. However I must say my goal is not to have hair down my back its to have healthy hair. For past couple months I have been using alot more all natural products and herbs for my hair I think this has helped tremendously in my progress. 

 September 2011 still have some relaxed ends
 September 20111
 October 2011

 October 2011
 April 2012

 August 2012

Back view August 2012

Put some kick in your conditioner

This is pretty much an continuation of the last post I did concerning changing up my hair regimen. I posted a picture along with the post to share some of the ingredients that I include in my cowash. To start off all you need is a basic conditioner what ever brand that you desire, you should also have 2-3 carrier oils to add to it they can be extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, etc.

Now to the meat of this post, the ayurvedic powders there are three that I use on a regular basis when I do this treatment/cowash. They include brahmi, amla, and hibiscus; I will go into some further detail as to their benefits for your hair. 

Brahmi= Cools the scalp, helps with dandruff, also helps strengthen the hair root.
Amla= Helps with hair growth and thickness, if you have issues with thinness amla will help strengthen your hair. This can also be used to help clean the hair, use on regular basis will add shine and luster to the hair. 
Hibiscus= A gentle cleanser and conditioner which helps with shedding of hair, by strengthening and conditioning it. Its also increases shine, helps with hair growth, and scalp issues. 

All of three of these are excellent items to add to your conditioner, if you use these or want to try them please share your experience with me. Feel free to leave your comments. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Changes in my regimen

My official natural hair anniversary is July 2011 after being relaxed since 4th grade, I never imagined embracing my hair texture. Many ladies wonder what is secret to growing long hair; well there really is not one everyone is different. I have found for myself using ayurvedic herbs to be very helpful.

I use the herbs once a week in my conditioner, for most part I use same ones unless I need to adjust to my needs. I only wash my hair with shampoo bars which are less drying. I use the loc method, which is leave in, oil, cream. In my next post I will go further into loc method and will also share the herbs I use along with their benefits.  I will be sharing more photos next month, my big chop was September 20, 2011. What changes have you made lately to your hair regimen????

I use this to clarify my hair if I dont feel like mixing something up such as Rhassoul Clay or Bentonite Clay.
This consist of  Tresemme Natural, Brahmi, Hibiscus, and Amla Powder along with coconut oil, avocado oil, and finally JCBO.