Hair Journey Chronicles: Making a Haircare Journal!
I love this part!
When I started my haircare journey, I would go online, print off a new technique and implement it for a few weeks until it either became a habit, or I tossed it aside. However, it can become very confusing if you have many pieces of paper everywhere. You don't remember what you felt about a certain practice, especially if you tried it once a month only! For instance, I slept on protein deep conditioners for 6 months because I thought I had to wait every 2 months to use protein?!! Then, I wouldn't remember the benefits and how my hair felt by the next deep condition!
That's when I pulled out a little book (A5-sized) and wrote down my current regimen. I would then plan to keep the regimen - as it stood - for 3 months and review. In between times, I would write down findings that surprised or pleased me about what I used on my hair or how I treated my hair.
For instance, detangling on damp, freshly washed hair became a firm favourite! And Organics leave-in liquid hair mayonnaise got recognition for its amazing slip!
I didn't just stay with the same regimen though. I wanted to simplify my regimen and products. To do this, I used an A4 ring-binder and stuck in my printed pages. I divided up the information sheets according to categories like: detangling tips, henna info, co-washing, texlaxing (I did this for a year before deciding to go natural) and alternatives to clarifying shampoos. I still pull this out from time to time!
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