Type 4 hair with high or low porosity can be a fight to get that moisture into the hair cuticles. Not only that It can be hard to get moisture in but when it is in, it doesn’t leave easily. Hair dryness is caused by a lack of moisture retention. The problem may be your products or how you apply/ use them. Methods like ( LOC liquid, oil, cream) or LCO (liquid, cream & oil). Applying products in the wrong order can lock the moisture out of your hair instead of inside it.
There are some options available; the market has a lot of gentle clarifying shampoos that can be used on curly hair. Be sure to check the ingredient list on your products to make sure that it is exactly what you need.
2: Co-wash & detangle:
- Option 1: apply warm conditioner to your in sections. Let it sit for about 10-15minutes and then rinse out with warm water while you further detangle under the water ( in the shower. If you tend to sweat a lot during the weekdays or have dry hair this step is a must.
- Apply conditioner to your hair in sections and deep condition by covering your hair with a plastic cap. You can put a towel over it to trap heat. This can also be done overnight, do this before going to bed and just let your treatment set for the night. It is even easier with a hair steamer optional if you have it.
- Apply conditioner to your hair, put on a plastic cap and team your hair.
After choosing a method of your choice, detangle your hair either before getting in the shower or under running water.
How often you do this step will depend on what stage or condition your hair is in. If your hair is already at max hydration, you may want to do this weekly or even bi-weekly. I do a co-wash or water only washing once a week ( mid-week). However, if you are coming from the point where your hair is achieving major dryness, it will benefit you if you do this more often.
3: Bentonite clay: Keep in mind that you can use other types of clay rinses as well, as long as it can be used to clarify the hair. I love bentonite amongst others and I use it every 6 to 8 weeks.
4: Leave-in conditioner: Using a great leave-in conditioner free of harmful ingredients, I use my hair butter on wet or damp hair and apply it generously to my hair. I try to take advantage of wash days to get in the most moisture when my hair cuticles are open.
5: Lock in Moisture: using botanical gel or oil of your choice.
A botanical gel is optional if you choose to use the botanical gel: the application order should be: conditioner/butter/cream/, oil then gel.
MY AYURVEDA CLAY CLARIFYING MIX:
Bentonite clay has a high concentration of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and silica and there are several type of bentonite clays, each named after its dominant element. When used for the hair, it’s thought that bentonite clay can offer deep moisture. This can be especially helpful if you have:
- a dry scalp
- dry or damage hair
- heat damage
- lack of shine
- product build up
Aside from its moisturizing effects, bentonite clay may purportedly draw out excess dirt and oil as well. You can think of the mask as a shampoo and conditioner in one.
Rhassala aka Rhassoul Clay: It has an unmatched ability to draw out impurities from the skin and hair and is used for detoxifying, cleansing and reducing dryness. It has a reddish brown color and has been used for soothing scalp ailments such as dandruff and psoriasis.
- Rhassoul clay is the moisturizer and softener.
- reduces dryness in the hair
- removing toxins and product buildup.
- Improve hair’s elasticity and unblocks your scalp’s pores
- reduces flakiness and aids in detangling and
NB: Although it cleans like bentonite clay but unlike the detoxifying clay, it leaves your hair soft and moisturized.
Multiple power house blend for nourishing, restore and balance healthy hair.
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