I am extra busy these days (more on that in a video to come), and for a couple of weeks there my haircare slipped through the cracks. I finally washed my dry as a desert hair and decided that I had to do better. At the same time, Youtuber Mahoganycurls posted a video about her new Healthy Hair Growth Challenge and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. For the MahoganyCurls Healthy Hair Growth Challenge, I plan to keep my regimen consistent while styling as I please.
I have created a regimen that I intend to stick to for a year that is similar to the one in Mahoganycurls video. Only exception, is that I will probably get a trim mid year because with my hair type, no trims for a year equals breakage.
Once a week:
– Scalp Massage with IC Fantasia Jamaican Black Castor Oil
– Cleanse with either Qhemet Biologics Cleanser or Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
– Deep Condition with Camille Rose Coconut Water Treatment, CR Algae Renew, or Eden Bodyworks Jojoba
– Moisturize with Camille Rose Coconut Water leave-in sealed w/Qhemet Biologics Butter
– Style with Camille Rose Almond Jai or Qhemet Biologics Heavy Cream
I have been styling my hair in twist outs or braid outs for two to three days, then I moisturize and do some kind of protective style. While I have taken care of my hair this year, I have been a bit hair lazy in that I haven’t kept up a good moisture routine outside of wash day. This challenge has encouraged me to do better so I have a few new additions to my routine:
– Spray section with water
– Apply Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk
– Spritz with Jane Carter Leave-In Conditioner
– Seal with Avocado Oil
This reads like a lot, but it really is quite simple and necessary. I will not retain the length I desire without a good moisture intense regimen. I am still doing monthly elasticity treatments with the Camille Rose Algae Renew, for which I will eventually post a review. Otherwise my goal for the end of this challenge is full waist length, meaning the shortest layer of my hair hits my waist. Right now my longest layer is mid back length (aka right at the bottom of my bra strap) and my shortest is at the top of my boobs, so I will need to retain about 7 inches in a year. That is totally doable with good haircare practices. I will post a length check next weekend and every three months, and of course keep this blog updated with products and styles along the way.
Join the challenge! Comment below with your regimen.