My Regimen

I think it's been over a year since I last sat down and typed out my regimen.  When I first started the blog I tried a LOT of products and homemade concoctions (remember the banana conditioner?).  Now, I have some trusty staples that I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. First, I will summarize the products I use and their purpose.  Then, I will explain my regimen by breaking down my weekly wash routine.

Summary of products I use
*I buy all of my products from Whole Foods and I have been using them for the past 8 months*
Deep Conditioner: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
Shampoo: J.R. Liggett's Shampoo Bar
Detangling Conditioner: Earthly Delight Conditioner
Final Moisturizer/Sealant: Varies - still searching for my staple!

Step 1#: Apply Aubrey's Organic Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner to dry hair.  Leave on hair for at least 15 minutes.
Step #2: Rinse out conditioner and section hair into 6 sections, twisting each section and clipping it to separate it.
Step #3: Un-twist one section and apply J.R. Liggett Shampoo Bar - rub bar directly on to hair moving from root to end.  Use pads of fingers to wash roots.  Pat hair to clean.
Step #4: Apply Earthly Delight Conditioner on top of shampoo'd hair.  Saturate hair with conditioner.  Detangle hair using Denman brush. Finger comb through tough parts before using the brush if necessary. Spritz hair with water if a section is dry.
Step #5: Re-twist section and clip away.  Repeat steps 3-5 for remaining sections.
Step #6: Rinse hair well, apply moisturizer of choice. Moisturizer = aloe vera/shea butter mix or castor oil/shea butter mix.  The entire process takes me about 45 minutes.

Note: I DO NOT wash my hair in the shower, I use my kitchen sink. Why? Because you waste SO MUCH WATER detangling and washing afro-textured HAIR in the shower. A little math for ya: If it takes you 30 minutes to wash/detangle your hair, you have probably gone through 150 gallons of water for one wash. A volume of 150 gallons = 284 2-liter soda bottles. Consider this the next time you head to the shower.

I'm still looking for a great moisturizer.  youTuber African Export recently promoted Bear Fruit Hair, a new company focusing on skin and hair products with top-notch ingredients.  The great thing about BFH is that YOU, yes YOU can make your own concoction.  I am going to purchase their "Desert" leave-in since I'm still looking for a daily moisturizer.  I've tried Oyin, Giovanni, Kinky Curly and nothing has really done it for me.  I'll let you know how BFH goes. Also, if you want to purchase their products, watch this video for a $5.00 off code!

Finally, I LOVE my Aubrey's and Earthly Delight and JR Liggett.  Seriously, these products DO THEIR THING!  I will post separate product review posts to explain why I love them so much.


  1. why do you condition your hair before and after conditioning? seems wasteful...

    looking forward to your review of the Bear Fruit Hair product!

  2. @ Camille Acey - Honestly, I condition BEFORE I wash because that's what the bottle says. LOL. I originally bought HSR looking for a regular conditioner. When I checked the bottle, it said: For a deep condition, apply to dry hair and leave in for 15 minutes. The results (my hair feeling amazingly soft and being easier to detangle) tell me that it works.

    For more debate on this topic, check out this link below from The Natural Haven that discusses the topic of shampooing before/after a DC here:

  3. AOHSR Conditioner is my staple DC too! I'm looking forward to the J.R. Liggett's Shampoo Bar and Earthly Delight Conditioner reviews--I did some research and the ingredients seem heavenly.

  4. Thanks for sharing your regimen! I wonder if I can find that shampoo bar around here. Sounds wonderful. I've been looking for a more natural shampoo that doesn't strip my hair too much and yet does the job. The funniest thing is that no matter what I try, I always end up "fixing" it with Creme of Nature shampoo. That's the one shampoo that has worked for me no matter what hair state I've been in (i.e. pressed, permed, natural). lol