December 15, 2009

Quick Update - regimen change :D

Hello! New regimen!

So, I've joined the gym & hired a trainer two weeks ago. Because of this, I pretty much sweat my butt off 5 days a week. The salt/sweat has increased my dandruff tremendously. Shampooing once a week was NOT cutting it for me anymore. To keep my scalp issues at bay, I've resorted to washing my hair nightly - after each workout. I shampoo, shake, separate, wrap in a towel to catch excess water, then let them air-dry before I tie them up for bed.

I know it sounds intense, but it is definitely working for me! All of the crazy scratching has been subdued. I also find that the frequent washing keeps my locs soft (I focus the shampoo more on my scalp than the locs, so the locs just benefit from water/moisture), as well as promotes the maturing process. My locs look more and more like locs and less like twists each month :D

I'm due for a tightening before Christmas. Time is running away from me & it will take a while to complete my entire head. When I do, I'll style them & take some pics to share with you all. :-)

p.s. I celebrated my 24th birthday on Sunday past. I'm alive and God has been/still is so good to me!!!




  1. Hey Sunshine, you should think about just doing condition washes daily and a full wash weekly sometimes daily washing can leading to dry brittle hair and/or a super oil scalp because its trying to comp for all its natural oils being washed away each night. Just a thought but it that works for you more power to ya. I can't wait to see some pics. :-)

  2. I too have to wash frequently due to dandruff and itching. At one point in time it seemed like I had dandruff that would never go away but now that I wash 2 times a week it seems like I never had a dandruff problem.

    Take Care

  3. I work out quite a bit myself, but have found a good rinse after each work out does the trick, even though I do shampoo weekly now with diluted shampoo in a spray bottle.