As many of you know, I received the results of my Komaza Hair Analysis late last week. Over the past few days I’ve shared a number of relaxed hair regimen tips as per Komaza Hair Care. While I don’t agree with their initial guidelines, I did incorporate them in Monday’s wash day to see what the outcome would be.
Relaxed Hair Regimen Using Komaza Hair Analysis
Komaza recommended a basic wash routine as per the following:
- Pre-Poo (20 mins with plastic cap; no heat)
- Wash (sulfate shampoo)
- Protein (preferably every week but at least every 2-3 weeks)
- Deep Condition (10-20 minutes with plastic cap; no heat)
- Leave In: use my daily moisturizer and don’t seal
I applied a very light coating of dabur vatika enriched coconut oil to my hair on Saturday night. In an effort to keep the hair as dry as possible, I only wore a scarf to bed.
Note: I normally apply oil, toss on a plastic cap and then my sleep scarf. By morning, the hair is usually damp so I skipped that step. My goal for the next morning was to apply a little more coconut oil and toss on a plastic cap for about 20 minutes for a good pre-poo but I ran out of time.
Wash Day Following Komaza’s Relaxed Hair Regimen
I protein treated (without heat) for 20 minutes with Aubrey Organics GPB. Komaza recommended using a mild protein weekly. This scares me speechless but I might give it a try for one or two weeks to see what happens. I definitely need to find a milder protein to use – I’m thinking ORS Replenishing Pak.
I was due for a good clarify/chelate session so I used Redken Cleansing Cream. I’m on the fence about using shampoo weekly, whether it’s sulfate or sulfate-free. The only way I see myself using sulfate-free weekly is if I use something gentle like Cream of Nature Argan shampoo. It’s by far the best sulfate-free shampoo for slip and hydration. However, it comes with one challenge: I feel it deposits buildup on my hair. Maybe mid-week co-cleansing will offset this. More to come over the next few weeks.
I deep conditioned for an hour with Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose, with a plastic cap, without heat and without additives (honey & extra virgin olive oil). It was not my intention to deep condition for an hour but life happened. I will try to keep to 20 minutes next time.
Komaza recommended I use a balanced moisturizer and no sealing for my leave-in.
I was a bit nervous to use a moisturizer only so I went against the grain and layered a little. I applied Annabelle’s Perfect Blends LI, topped with Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer. I didn’t seal initially. As predicted, my hair was a dry, bushy mess!!! It lacked elasticity and I lost some innocent strands in the fight. I tried to recover by tossing on some Pura Body Naturals MuruMuru Moisture Milk and then sealing with avocado oil. At this point, Honey B. Fly (my hair) was very uncooperative.
I snapped a few pics for your viewing pleasure before wrestling my hair into a bun and there it stayed for most of the night. My hair was so big and fluffy that my husband blurted out – goodness, you have a lot of hair. That, of course, made me feel good, made me laugh and made me forget all about what was starting to feel like a failed wash day.
My hair responds well to the LOC method, thus I will be reintroducing it back into my regimen (for now). I will also continue adding honey and extra virgin olive oil to my conditioners (for now). I’m still undecided on the protein use…more to come. Since I ended up with a Big Bad Bush vs. Soft & Silky, I reached out to Komaza with what felt like 50 questions and they advised me to hold off on moving forward with the recommended regimen until they conclude my porosity. I’m down!!!
Thank You to Komaza Hair Care
Jenn from Komaza have been a super duper trooper throughout all of this. Working with me is not the easiest which I recognize. I am very thorough (or try to be) so I’ve presented a ton of questions to her. She’s been a peach through it all and I totally am appreciative of her willingness to work through this with me. She’s even allowing me to send in a sample of my Big Bad Bush to better understand the dry and coarse strands I deal with post-protein use. Now that’s Excellent Customer Service. Jenn, if you’re reading this — thank you!!