What/Why

On the balancing deep conditioning wash day, I use a deep conditioner designed to yield moisture-protein balance in the hair. NO SEPARATE, DEDICATED PROTEIN TREATMENT occurs on this wash day.

When and How Frequently

  • Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday of each month

Steps

  1. Steam hair
  2. Cleanse scalp
  3. Cleanse strands
  4. Treat strands with balancing deep conditioner
    IMPORTANT: I do NOT leave in the DC overnight, as this is not the best for hair with a high level of porosity
  5. Hydrate hair with aloe Very juice or an AVJ-containing spritz
    NOTE: AVJ has the capacity to hold a LOT, LOT, LOT of water but must be used strategically to make sure it, ironically, does not have a drying effect upon the hair
  6. Detangle with detangling leave-in
  7. Moisturize and seal (if/when using a scalp-stimulating product, apply it at this step)
  8. Style hair (typically either a wash-n-go, wash-n-dry, wash-n-stretch, wash-n-ponytail, two-strand twist out, or My Curl Squad roller set [i.e., spoolies])

Tools and Accessories

  1. 6-10 small Goodly Ouchless Flex Comfort Flex Updo barrette for sectioning the hair (see Kimmaytube’s Luv Naturals website for video demonstration)
  2. plastic processing cap (for putting all other hair away while detangling a particular section)
  3. Spray bottle of water
  4. Detangling tool (this could be a shampoo brush, Txturepro comb, wide-tooth comb, Kent 16t, Oudidad Double Detangling Comb, Wet Brush, etc.)
  5. Spray or flairosol bottle of aloe Vera juice if not opting to hydrate the hair with AVJ versus an AVJ-containing spray product
  6. Multi-teeth color applicator bottle (to hold the DIY CurlyProverbz Hair Growth Oil)
  7. Optional: HairFlair dryer attachment . . . with handheld dryer

Topical Hair Products

Regimen Step

Product

PRODUCT TO STEAM IN:

Shea Moisture High Porosity Moisture-seal Masque [SM hipo masque]

SCALP CLEANSER:

Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse [Cantu ACV rinse]

STRANDS CLEANSER:

J.R. Liggett’s shampoo bar, moisturizing formula
(Backup: Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse [CRN rinse])

BALANCING DEEP CONDITIONER:

Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Deep Penetrating Hair Treatment [CRN CW DC] or
Soultanicals ‘Fro Despair, Vitamin Hair Repair Mega DC [SFD Mega DC]

HYDRATOR:

Aloe Vera juice [AVJ] or

Hairobics Leave-in Treatment or

Soultanicals Hair Sorrell- Knappylicious Kink Drink

DETANGLER:

Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Hair Glide

SEALANT:

DIY CurlyProverbz Hair Growth Oil OR

jojoba oil

LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER:

Kinky Curly Knot Today [KCKT]
(Backup: Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion)

GEL (STYLER):

Kinky Curly Curling Custard [KCCC]

TWISTING PRODUCT:

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Mousse or
Soultanicals Twist Assist Coil Defining Cream

ROLLER SETTING PRODUCT:

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Mousse

IMPORTANT: During later quarters of the hair growth study, I plan to trial products such as Hairobics Scalp Booster, Hairobics Leave-in, Hairobics Pomade (for ends care), and HairBurst Hair Growth Vitamins (or some other, recommended hair, skin, and nails vitamin).