TIP 1: The amount of sheen or shine that your hair has is mostly due to your texture. You may notice that women with a looser curl pattern tend to have a nice shine; where as those of us with a tighter curl pattern have more of a sheen. Light reflects differently on straight / loose curl patterns than it does on tighter/ more coily curl patterns. And remember -sheen nor shine- determines the health of your hair. Also, choosing products with a pH that is closer to our hair's n
I have low porosity hair. It took me a while to figure this out. But after learning this, it helped me make significant changes to my regimen. Here are a few tips that helped me:
Low porosity hair has tightly closed cuticles which makes it hard to condition or moisturize the hair. So, when I condition my hair I use a heat cap. This helps to loosen the cuticles allowing the conditioner to squeeze it's way into my strands.
I do not do a final rinse with cold water because as
I cleanse weekly with Terressentials cleansing wash and follow up with a black or green tea rinse. I deep condition weekly with Curl Junkie Deep Fix and do a hot oil treatment. I moisturize with TMN Aunt Cookie's and Avocado/ Amla leave in. I seal with Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine. I remove product buildup with Kinky Curly Come Clean at least twice monthly. I also do Henna every 4-6 weeks. I trim as needed. Click HERE to see the original post on our FB page.
I have fine/thin low density hair. I pre-poo by using oils, water and a leave in conditioner that didn't work the way it was supposed to but does great to detangle (Giovanni). I leave hair in a cap for a few hrs then wash with Carol's D - Black Vanilla or As I am coconut co-wash. I condition with the old formula Tresemme Nats. I then deep c with oils (Jojoba, olive, grapeseed, macadamia, carrot, coconut, and a conditioner called "Everyday" from Target (which is all natural).
I have fine and super frizzy hair. I keep my routine super simple and use a minimal amount of products to keep my hair from being heavy and overly coated. I wash or cowash (shea moisture cowash or TGIN shampoo) with warm water only I do not rinse with cold water. I apply conditoner (TGIN) and rinse with warm water. After I apply my leave in (Aphogee keratin and green tea restructurizer, then a dollop of coconut oil and apply shea moisture coconut curl and style milk) and eith
I have fine hair. My regimen consist of wash, acv rinse, black tea rinse, condition, hot oil treatment, steam for 15 minutes, deep conditioner on top of hot oil treatment then sit under the dryer for 15 more minutes, rinse, moisturize then twist. I have experience some thickness. This regimen works for me. My shedding is minimum and I don't have breakage. At this time, I don't have a problem with dryness. My staple products are Cantu Shea Butter with Argan Oil, Shea Moisture
Tip 1: Question: I use the LOC method to moisturize and seal but my hair still seems so dry by the end of the day. Am I doing something wrong?
Texture Me Natural thoughts/suggestions: Hey. There could be several things going on that may be contributing to the dryness. First, it could be buildup and second it could be the need to double seal depending on texture. Dehydration, high porosity, and popularity could also be a factor.
Buildup can cause dryness because the hair