Week ending March 5 ‡
A refresh for low porosity curls
- Day 6
- High frizz
- Low moisture (medium moisture in some spots)
- Tangles (I’m sure).
- Product build-up (dullness)
- Greasy hair (weighed-down)
Low porosity hair is more susceptible to product build-up than medium or high porosity hair, so the idea is not to add heavy-duty moisture as similar on a typical wash day to hair which already have some products in it . In my experience, using a single layer of a single product to ‘refresh’ low porosity curls produces the best results.
Method: Wash & Go Lite
- I spritz my hair with room temperature water (wet but not soaking wet for low porosity strands)
- I apply my all-in-one combo product* to my strands
- Let air-dry or diffuse
Results: As shown in the picture above.
*Combo Product : Store-bought products + DIY adjustments
DIY: Equal parts leave-in conditioner (light consistency) & styling product + few drops of a sealing oil. Shake well to combine.
This Week: Shea Moisture’s Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler (it is light in nature and moisturising). I added equal part Kinky Curly Curling Custard and a dollop of Sweet Almond oil to complete this awesome curls refresher.
It’s okay to re-purpose products for the benefit of your hair, make up your mind after reading the ingredients list.
Ironically, although I used a ‘de-tangler’ product as my leave-in conditioner, I usually never worry about getting out all my tangles on ‘refresh day’; I fight that war on wash day. Curly hair is forgiving and it will never give up your secrets!