I’ve simplified my routine tremendously in the last few months. I’m currently looking for heatless styles to wear for the fall, and researching natural coloring options. Feeling a little golden auburn and there seems to be some new natural options (or really great rinses).
I haven’t used direct heat on my hair since 2011. I DO use hot oil treatments with a heat cap sometimes but prefer the baggie method for most of my condoning. Works well on the go.
I’m NOT a heat hater tho…
I was still afraid to put heat on my hair last year (’cause of this), and this year I was into twisty fros. I really would like to try some heat-less styles. Got any tips? I believe Naptural85 has a few videos on this…
Must. Check. Them. Out.
Lavishly Natural’s Hair Characteristics
Bodacious Kinky Coily Curly, 4a, b, c and z – almost APL – YEAH!
No heat and minimal manipulation – unless we’re rockin a funky fresh twist out!
Believes twists are delicious, loves braids
Enjoys superpower vitamins (vitamin a, zinc, biotin and a powerful multivitamin)
Loves juicing and affirmations
Natural Anniversary: February 16, 2009
Lavish loves to be left alone so I wash her monthly when I can or once every 2 to 3 weeks. I use a clay wash, let it sit on my hair for about 45 minutes and typically follow it with a rhassoul clay conditioner for another 30 to 45 minutes.
All detangling is done in the shower and takes less than 15 minutes. It takes me longer to wash the clay out than it does to detangle!
This is also true with my girls’ hair (6y/o, 8 y/o). We each have different hair textures/needs and the clays work well for each of us!
- Grows Fast
- Shines Naturally
- Emits Happiness
- Has the ability to share her Superpowers with anyone who visits this page:)
Here’s what I’m currently using…
Moisturizing Hair Cleansers
AfroVeda’s Cleansing Carrot Seed Shampoo Bar
Anita Grant’s Banana Rhassoul Deep Condish
I use this as the base liquid for almost all of my mixes now. My hair loves it’s naturally hydrating powers and supernatural healing forces to repair damaged ends and dryness. Use it to make your clay mixes, conditioners, herbal tonics and of course gels!)
Homemade Organic Vanilla Oil (really simple recipe to make but super lavish and decadent for your senses:)
Raw, Organic Coconut Oil
Hair Butters & Pomades
If you’re not making your own hair butter…why not? It’s super simply easy, way less expensive, lasts longer, can be customized to your needs, and can be done in less than 10 minutes – max. The hardest part is finding all of the ingredients!
Follow this simple recipe:
- Look at your favorite hair butters and see what the top 3 ingredients are in each. You’ll probably find that the same oils, essentials, and butters are in each.
- Pick your favorite 1 or 2 and experiment! This is a great first recipe to start with. I keep adding to it depending on what our hair needs for the week or month.
I’ve expanded on this recipe adding just about any hair butter I have in the house at any given time. Here lately I’ve added mango butter and shea butter to my mix – more for the body butter effect, but LAVISH LOVES IT!
Other Products We Use…
Oyin Handmades Frank Juice or Greg Juice
Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave In Detangling Conditioner (love, love, love this conditioner. All of her products smell fresh and light. I love the protein boost from this conditioning spray)
What’s your regime?