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Low, Medium, High Porosity Natural Hair

Brand Stand

A Product Review

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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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A TECHNIQUE RECIPE

‡ 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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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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A TECHNIQUE RECIPE

‡ 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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Revivify

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

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Soultannicals Knot Sauce Coil Detangler

 $$$

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Wash Cycle II

Wash day Saturday and er….Sunday 


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A TECHNIQUE RECIPE 

THE WASH & SLOW

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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