My New Regimen.

With my last  relaxer my ends were in bad shape (again!).  At that point, it was clear to me that I had to re-group and modify my regimen to address this recurring issue.  I did some online research, read some blogs, and asked you guys for advice.  Once I gathered all the information I could on the matter, I began to formulate ideas of what I wanted to do with my regimen.  My main goal over this stretch has been to protect my ends from breakage.  To accomplish this I decided to:

  • stretch for only 12 weeks;
  • incorporate more protein into my hair regimen;
  • protect my ends with oils;
  • continue to protectively style; and
  • limit heat to at most 1x a week of indirect heat (my hooded dryer).
With each wash day over this stretch I: 
  1. did a pre-poo treatment with oil; 
  2. shampooed; 
  3. deep conditioned with a moisturizing conditioner; 
  4. added a leave-in treatment; and
  5. finished up with an oil on my ends.  

Also, I alternated between adding a protein treatment to my regimen and using a protein leave-in treatment.  Since I’m still trying to use up my stash, the products changed with each week, but I was consistent with swapping out moisturizing products for other moisturizing products (and the same thing with protein products). When I was 10 weeks post, I recorded a quick video of what a typical wash day looked like for me over this stretch (see below).

While these wash days haven’t been leaving me with silky-soft and smooth hair, my ends are not in worse condition and I’m using up those iffy products that I have laying on the sidelines of my hair product cabinet.  As far as I can tell this new regimen is working out for my hair, so the plan is to continue with this same routine over the course of my next 12 week stretch.  Next week look out for my relaxer update and length check post (and video).

10 Comments


  1. I've revamped my regimen too because I was having an issue with my ends as well. My ends are getting much better. I wish the best for you and your new regimen too 🙂


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  3. I love that you are taking matters in your hands and not just waiting to see what happens. I hope this regimen continues to work for you.

    Abbi of Belowthe Waist


  4. Yay! I'm glad the regimen change is working out for you…sometimes a little change is all our hair needs!


  5. Thanks, Tay! Good luck to you as well. Did you post about it on your blog? Because I'd love to hear what changes you made.


  6. Thanks, Abbi N! I had to do something it had me stalled at BSL/MBL for way too long.


  7. You're right. It seems like my regimen is always subject to change on this journey. Hopefully, I'll finally reach another length milestone this year. Thanks, Courtnea T!

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