I’ve taken a step back from my natural hair care regimen. I’ve stopped making my whipped shea butter cream and avocado conditioner and have taken it back to the basics. I’m just using water, oil (jojoba & almond), and a Shea Moisture conditioner.
My twist outs aren’t as epic as they used to be but I’m going to start making flax seed gel (again). Since going back to the basics I’ve noticed that my scalp isn’t nearly as dry and I don’t have huge dandruff flakes in my hair. These suckers were huge and itchy but since going back to a simple routine I’ve noticed that my scalp is better moisturized and I don’t have flakes.
I thought that I had seborrheic dermatitis (aka seborrheic ezcema) which would be fitting as I’ve suffered from ezcema since I was a child. However with a little bit of change my scalp is feeling a lot better. This doesn’t mean I’ve left my avocado conditioner forever but that I needed a bit of a break.
My new routine:
- Cowash hair every other week with Shea Moisture Conditioner
- I let the conditioner set for about 45 minutes – two hours
- Part hair and massage a mixture of jojoba oil & tea tree oil
- Both are excellent for fighting dandruff and my dry scalp
- You can also use it to remove makeup as well (bonus)
- After my scalp massage I part my hair and detangle with a spray bottle filled with water and tea tree oil
My hair seems to like it and I’m enjoying keeping things simple as I roll into fall!