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Moisture For Dry Natural Hair

Brand Stand

A Product Review


Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-in Conditioner


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Wash Cycle IV

Wash & Go (Temperature Method) ‡

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‡ The Temperature Method

The hair’s cuticle layers respond to heat and cold, enabling the strands to accept and hold onto moisture.

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Wash Day Parade

Week ending April 3 

product line-up for a wash & go (temperature method)

L-R: Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo, éne shea butter Hair Styling Lotion, Karen’s body beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in Conditioner, Broccoli Seed Oil

Q: Why does my wash & go last for only 2 days?

A: One or more of the following may apply >>

(1) high porosity (2) heat damage (3) chemical damage (4) mechanical damage (5) no seal/inadequate seal (6) wrong leave-in type (7) wrong technique (8) no strict night-time routine (bonnet/pineapple)

What is Your Porosity Profile?

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 ‡

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Wash Cycle III

A lazy Sunday, a quickie wash and re-purposing a product for a great result ‡

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Wash Day Parade

Week ending Mar 12 

product line-up for a quickie wash

L-R: Kinky Curly Come Clean, Jane Carter Condition & Sculpt, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Broccoli Seed Oil


‡ Wash & Go Lite

A pared-down version of the wash & go technique, the Wash & Go Lite is used to revive dry curls (mostly mid-week). This process usually takes place outside the shower, is considered an interim solution to regularly scheduled wash day pampering and may not prolong moisture for more than a few more days.

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Week ending March 5 

A refresh for low porosity curls

Starting Point:

  • Day 6
  • High frizz
  • Low moisture (medium moisture in some spots)
  • Tangles (I’m sure).

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Brand Stand

A Product Review


Soultannicals Knot Sauce Coil Detangler


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Wash Day Parade

Week ending Feb 28 

2 Stylers play together: 
♣ Jane Carter Incredible Curls
♣ Kinky Curly Curling Custard

L-R: Soutannicals Knot Sauce, Life-flo Pure Shea Nut Oil, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Kinky Curly Come Clean, Kinky Curly Curling Custard

Wash Cycle II

Wash day Saturday and er….Sunday 

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Low porosity hair loves overnight conditioning. Applying a moisturising conditioner on non-porous curls while they are asleep produces awesome results the next day….just add water. Overnight conditioning is usually reserved for hot oil treatments which can hardly be classified as moisture since oils do not moisturise natural hair (exceptions are coconut & argan oil). Hot oil treatments should be viewed as a method to strengthen hair strands & reduce tangles which can then lead to length retention.

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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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