In response to questions about my hair, I decided to create a little guide on what I use and what I do.
1. Wash hair – I use two shampoos, Nature’s Gate Jojoba and Phyto’s Jojoba Hydrating Shampoo. The first strips the hair of all the gunk and the second shampoo replenishes moisture. The Phyto shampoo is expensive, but it's still cheaper than going to the salon.
2. Always Deep Condition – I didn’t know this. I thought I could get away with just using my leave-in conditioner. But I learned quickly that curly hair is ultra fragile and can get dry very easily, so this extra step helps strengthen those coils. I use both Aveda’s Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner and Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. You can use one or the other, they both work fine individually.
3. After leaving in the deep conditioner for about twenty minutes I rinse.
4. Now it’s time to twist. You’ll need: a wide tooth comb for big tangles and a small tooth comb for little tangles; a spray bottle filled with water and a little leave in conditioner to wet hair as you go; and hair clips to keep hair out of the way while you twist. First, part the hair from ear to ear, starting from the back. Next, separate a smaller section which you will divide into two to twist. This is the double strand twist. As I part, I oil my scalp with Kemi Oyl, I spray, and add dollops of leave-in conditioner to hair. Sometimes I switch out and use coconut oil or jojoba oil. For leave-in conditioner I use, Aveda's Be Curly, and Neutrogena Triple Moisture® Smooth Shine Anti Frizz Cream.
5. After wearing this style for a few days I untwist and separate. This gives me the “twist out” or the afro that I rock.
I hope this helps. If there are any questions feel free to ask.