If you generally ignore information on curl patterns which are different from yours, here are 4 reasons why you shouldn’t:
If you have been natural for one day, you have heard one or more of the following: ‡
Shea Butter: friend or foe? ‡
Shea Butter has become a major star in natural hair care and has found its way into the hearts (and hair) of many natural-haired women. Whether you use shea butter in its raw form or products containing shea butter, there’s no doubt that there’s magic to be found.
Porosity is the hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture; it tells a story of how quickly or slowly moisture enters and leaves the hair’s strands. Understanding porosity can be immensely helpful in choosing hair care products &/or developing a regimen for achieving your best hair results ‡
You are under the spell of your natural hair when:
This vs That of Natural Hair Care ‡
Option A » Broccoli Seed oil, a pungent-smelling natural oil, touted as nature’s silicone.
A slick and large-molecule oil, Broccoli seed oil is ideal for medium to thick strands (a little goes a long way). A natural oil which possess a noticeable and pungent smell, Broccoli seed oil has been largely ignored for at-home use on its own but can now be found in many leave-in conditioners due to its ability to add shine and fight frizz. It also performs as an effective sealant – similar to man-made silicones – but one that doesn’t require a harsh sulfate shampoo to remove from it the hair.
I have not used a ‘rinse-out’ conditioner for ages, nor have I used a dedicated product for de-tangling my curly-kinky hair. I’ve thought about why this is and have come to a few conclusions based on my own experiences. Read on.
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