personal hair *routine*

updated august 17 2020

BRUSHING -
to promote circulation and stimulate hair growth

• every or every other evening, before braiding for sleep
• I use a brush with wooden bristles and natural rubber to prevent static and distribute/absorb oils
• remember it is normal to shed ~100 hairs per day, when brushing or washing less it'll seem like you are losing more due to accumulation

consult a physician if you are experiencing an abnormal condition like extreme dry scalp, fungal flakiness, or excessive hair loss

WASHING -

• brush scalp and hair the evening or day of washing - cuts down on shower shedding
wet hair completely and apply a cleansing conditioner (Hairstory New Wash) scalp to ends
• gently clip my hair up and let sit until the end of the shower. when ready, remove the clip and use the pad of my fingers to massage my scalp all over. then rinsing thoroughly with very warm water, really using my hands to insure all the cleansing conditioner has been rinsed out

*** I only wash when I feel my scalp / hair need it, kind of treating it intuitively and not on a set schedule. brushing regularly, C&K Tonik, and occasional uses of powder helped me to create this (lack of) routine ***

AFTER FULL WET DOWN / WASH -

• keep my hair up in a towel wrap or shirt until applying products
• applying Tonik directly on scalp as well as all over
• as my hair is easily weighed down but has a bit of texture I use a small amount of C&K Balm warmed up between palms and then applied by sandwiching hair and gliding down the length. sometimes I will finger comb at this stage.
• I use the same product on my fingertips to help set my bangs in place
• when I have the patience and attention I will finger coil / define curls, particularly around my face, and lightly scrunch my hair all over.
• air dry, defuse when needed

• when refreshing I use a fine mister with water to give all over dampness and adding a small amount of Balm or Afterworld Organics Moisture Lock (a gel product) --- literally whatever I feel like my hair needs

THE INBETWEEN / DRY STYLING -

• Tonik as a scalp refresh / treatment, applying directly and working around with fingers
• Powder used in bangs if they're a bit oily
• Balm for definition / separation of flippy bits and ends
• C&K Jelly or Afterworld Organics Texture Mist added internally for volume

remember -
> moisture comes from water - creams, oils, and gels can help lock it in
> the most sustainable option is the one you already have. use what you have, unless it is causing irritation or not fitting your needs

PRODUCTS -

Cult & King -
available through Hair Parlour

Hairstory -
https://www.hairstory.com/?r=zfjy7i

Afterworld Organics -
http://www.afterworldorganics.com?aff=42

arden dale

low maintenance / slow beauty / color and cuts

My ultimate goal is to discover the best haircut and/or color for longevity and low maintenance - with focus on softness and dimension.
Text me for booking questions --- 816.945.2398

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