[remember you must be a subscriber of the blog to be eligible], and the winner will receive the following:
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo
Trader Joes Moisturizing Conditioner
Giovanni 50:50 Clarifying Shampoo
Cantu Shea Butter
When did you BC [Big Chop; Cut off relaxed hair]?
I BC'd on Christmas 2008
What are your staple products?
Neem or Brahmi Amla Oil - Pre Shampoo Treatment
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo & Conditioner - Shampoo & Conditioner
Trader Joe's Moisturizing Conditioner - Used for co-washing ["washing" your hair with conditioner vs shampoo]
Bentonite Clay and Giovanni 50:50 Clarifying Shampoo - Use to clarify hair
Motions CPR - Used for deep conditioning
Monoi Tiki Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Staple oils
Oyin's Whipped Pudding, Oyin's Shine and Define and Cantu Shea Butter mixed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil -Used for twist outs
100% Shea Butter -Used to seal in moisture after twisting
What is your hair regimen?
I always pre-poo before shampooing and follow with a moisturizing conditioner. For my twist outs, I learned that in order for them to turn out soft and defined, I have to detangle and twist in the shower to completely soak my twists with water and to leave it soaking wet as I twist. I use a t-shirt to dry each section before twisting about 15 medium size twists. Here are the products I use for my twist outs [listed in the order that I use them] I use Monoi Tiki oil, Oyin's Shine and Defined, Oyin's Whipped Pudding, Cantu Shea butter mixed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seal my ends with shea butter.
Once my twists are complete, I always sit under a hard hat dryer for at least 20 minutes, I'm not sure why but my twists always come out more defined and softer when I do this. I also retwist every night to maintain my twist outs. In order to give my twist outs a fuller look, I pull apart each twist until I get my desired look.