Moisturizers, whose role is to hold moisture in the hair. Usually these contain high proportions of humectants.
Reconstructors, usually containing hydrolyzed protein. Their role is to penetrate the hair and strengthen its structure through polymer crosslinking.
Acidifiers, acidity regulators which maintain the conditioner's pH at about 2.5–3.5. In contact with acidic environment, the hair's somewhat scaly surface tightens up, as the hydrogen bonds between the keratin molecules are strengthened.
Detanglers, which modify the hair surface by pH as acidifiers, and/or by coating it with polymers, as glossers.
Thermal protectors, usually heat-absorbing polymers, shielding the hair against excessive heat, caused by, e.g., blow-drying or curling irons or hot rollers.
Glossers, light-reflecting chemicals which bind to the hair surface. Usually polymers, usually silicones, e.g., dimethicone or cyclomethicone.
Oils (EFAs - essential fatty acids), which can help dry/porous hair become more soft and pliable. The scalp produces a natural oil called sebum. EFAs are the closest thing to natural sebum (sebum contains EFAs).
Lubricants, such as fatty alcohols, panthenol, dimethicone, etc.
Sequestrants, for better function in hard water.
- Placenta Shampoo
- Queen Helene Placenta cream hair conditioner
- Placenta revitalizing shampoo
- Perm Repair with placenta
- Proline Perm Repair with placenta
- Hormone hair food Jojoba oil
- Triple action super grow
- Supreme Vita-Gro
- Luster's Sur Glo Hormone
- B & B Super Gro
- Lekair natural Super Glo
- Lekair Hormone hair treatment with Vitamin E
- Isoplus Hormone hair treatment with Quinine
- Fermodyl with Placenta hair conditioner
- Supreme Vita-Gro with allantoin and estrogen plus TEA-COCO
- Hask Placenta Hair conditioner
- Nu Skin body smoother
- Nu Skin Enhancer
01. Moisturizing shampoo
02. Moisturizing/protein conditioner
03. Moisturizing/protein treatment
04. Leave-in conditioner/treatment
05. Moisturizer *water based*
06. Natural/essential oils
07. Satin scarf/bonnet
08. Seamless comb
09. Plastic bag or sandwich bags
11. Empty spray bottle *for your own hair concoctions*
Aussie 3 minute Miracle Deep Moisture Treatment
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose
Nexxus Hydra Sleek
Miss Key 10-en-1
S-Curl "No Drip" Activator Moisturizer
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch
Nexxus Humectress (Diluted with water)
Aubrey Organics GPB
Mane N' Tail
ORS Hair Mayo
Infusium 23 Repairologie
ApHogee Two Minute Reconstructor
ORS Replenishing Pak
Jojoba Oil (aborbs very well)
Sweet Almond Oil
Jane Carter Solution Nourish & Shine
- Sectioned the hair mohawk style.
- Parted the hair 1" for the first roller and rolled towards the ceiling.
- Continued 'til I was finished with the middle. It took seven rollers I believe.
- Rolled the sides the same way but perpendicular to the middle rollers.
- Used S-Curl to keep my hair wet.
Ok, first off let's talk about what stretching is. We all know that stretching means to basically pull something until it's longer, right? This little meaning can apply to your hair too! Stretching, when it comes to hair, means to go a while without a relaxer. For example, if you have in braids and plan on keeping them for let's say a month and then plan to get a relaxer after you take them out, you're STRETCHING! Most people, because of advice from their stylists, stretch for six weeks. I, like a lot of hair junkies, stretch my hair for twelve to fourteen weeks.
How do you do it?
Most women stretch their hair with protective styles (i.e braids, buns, twistouts, phony ponies, etc.). Braids by far are the best way to stretch in my opinion since that's how I stretch my own hair. You can also use carmelization to stretch. This treatment is all natural and you apply it like you would a relaxer so your new growth is soft. Another great way to stretch is to get blowouts from a Dominican salon.
Moisture & Protein vs. Hair Breakage
Keeping the hair moisturized AND protein-ized -- I know, I'm stupid hehe-- is vital when it comes to stretching. Use moisturizing sprays like S-Curl or Glycerine Mix (70% glycerine & 30% water). As for protein treatments, I use Infusium 23 (Repair)ologie. But you can use whatever you think is good for you. As long as it doesn't have petroleum or mineral oil. You can also co-wash (washing your hair with a conditioner) with a moisturizing conditioner like Suave Humectant one day and then co-wash with a LIGHT protein conditioner like ORS Replenishing Pak. But make sure if you feel like you're getting product build-up that you use a clarifying shampoo to cleanse your hair so that you can go back to your routine. And make sure that when you do moisturize your hair daily, you seal the moisture in with a natural oil like olive oil, coconut oil, jojoba, almond, etc.
That's all, folks!
That's pretty much all I have to say on this subject. Remember that your hair grows at it's own rate so be patient! Also, take your vitamins (or food supplements which are better), massage your scalp with essential oils, and have faith!
The number of hair that grows on the scalp, which grows at about ½ inch (13 mm) a month, averages at about 100,000-150,000. The hair shaft is composed of a protein called keratin, the cuticle, the medulla, and the cortex.
The cuticle is the thinnest layer. It is transparent and consists of overlapping scale-like cells. It protects the cortex from chemicals.
This is the best I could do with resizing the first image so you can see the growth. I'm excited, I know. Anyway, I think my hair looks a lot glossier (?) than it did before. I also noticed that all that co-washing that I was doing when I had the twists stopped dandruff completely! There was no dandruff whatsoever.