The number one question that I get asked by naturals is: How can I keep my natural hair from being so dry? Early on when I started working on Product Junkie Naturals, I would ask myself, why is dry hair so prevalent if there are tons of products on the market geared towards dry hair. With all of the products marketed to eliminate dry hair days, you would think that dry hair would be a thing of the past, but that is not the case.
First let me say that by nature curly, kinky, Afro-textured hair is naturally dry. However; there are techniques and products that we can use to keep our hair moisturized. I will talk about some of those techniques and products here:
Cleansing Your Hair:
Keeping hair clean and free of product build up is going to be your foundation to moisturized hair. The way to combat product build up is by using products that are recommended for your hair texture. When I say texture I am not refering to curl types, because not matter whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly or kinky we all have one or more textures: fine, medium, and thick or a combination. Hair porosity also can play a role in dry hair there are three porosity types: low, medium, and high. Typically, hair with high porosity is prone to damage, breakage, and gaps. Highly porous hair tends to look frazzled and feels dry and coarse. Low-porosity hair, on the other hand, has a tendency to experience buildup, and has trouble retaining moisture and absorbing natural oils. Basically, products sit on the hair, and your tresses take a longer time than normal to dry.
Texture and porosity play a major role in how dry our hair is, so using a shampoo that will cleanse your hair, but also impart moisture is important. Fresh Start Moisturizing Shampoo, does just that. It gives you a Fresh Start with clean hair that is moisturized, and not overly stripped.
Deep Condition Your Hair Regularly:
The next step in retaining moisture is to deep condition, after cleansing your hair, with a great deep conditioner. Our deep conditioners can be used on a weekly basis. If you have really dry hair, it may be a good idea to use a deep conditioner weekly in addition to using a leaving-in conditioner. Deep conditioners are designed to leave conditioning elements on the hair once it is rinsed away. This is going to impart softness, and some manageability.
Our Rosemary-Matcha Green Tea Deep Conditioner (I know say that 5 times fast lol) is a antioxidant infused hair treatment that is designed for dry damaged hair in desperate need of nourishment. This awesome conditioner has some serious slip, that helps with detangling. Silk Amino Acids and Raw Honey add shine and strengthen.
Seal In The Moisture:
The last step is seal all the moisture in with a technique call the L.O.C. or L.C.O. method. L.O.C. stands Liguid, Oil, Cream or L.C.O. which stands for Liguid, Cream, Oil. Both methods are designed to lock in moisture due to its layering process. The liquid is typically water or a water based leave-in, then your preferred oil and then a cream styler. Our L.O.C. bundle is the best 3 items for maximum moisture retention and less breakage.
Have you tried these techniques, if so we would love to hear your experience… Remember no shame Product Junkies Welcome Here!