the spiral effect


February 2016

How do you wash?

There’s a method in the madness….

♣ Shampoo > Deep conditioner > Hair dryer 20 mins > Warm water rinse > Leave-in   conditioner > Hair dryer 20 mins > Cool water spritz > Oil sealant

♣ Shampoo > Warm leave-in conditioner (microwave 1 min) > Cool water spritz > Oil sealant

♣ Clarifying shampoo > Oil only deep conditioning > Hair dryer 20 mins > Leave-in conditioner > Cool water rinse > Oil sealant > Creamy Styler

♣ Co-wash > Leave-in conditioner > Gel Styler > Oil sealant

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 Products headed for the switchstr Feb 28  event: Camille Rose Curl Maker, Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel, Deva Curl One Condition Decadence Conditioner, Curls Creme Brulee Whipped Curl Cream, Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner

Haircare Hero Series

HERO #1: The Lowly Applicator Bottle 

Keep handy, empty applicator bottles in your shower; they will become invaluable in your hair care arsenal. I use them for diluting thick products especially shampoos and it allows me better application of the shampoo to my scalp. Remember, shampoo is for the scalp not for the hair strands.

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Wash Cycle

Co-Washing Need Not Apply 

I wash my hair with shampoo…..every single time I cleanse my hair! I rarely co-wash and mostly just for the sake of doing something new.

Low porosity hair (my hair type) is likely to get build-up more easily than high porosity hair and in my experience, requires proper removal of ‘stale’ products before applying additional products on wash day.

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Wash Day Parade

Week ending Feb 20 

The Return of Coconut Oil

L-R: Coconut Oil, Incredible Curls, Strawberry Kurls Leave-In Moisturiser, Hemp seed Oil

Wash day Sunday (WDS) marked the return of coconut oil (island made, of course). Coconut oil, I have discovered, is not to be taken lightly. It’s potency can work for you or against you and for my low porosity hair, it’s been both a blessing and a curse. Low porosity hair has all it’s layers intact, this means that its outer layer (cuticle) as well as its inner core (cortex & medulla) are not broken or ‘chipped’. This hair type doesn’t need as much protein or ‘fillers’ which is often times required by high porosity hair to fill the gaps in its cuticle.

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