Thursday, November 14, 2013

SOME INEFFECTIVE WAYS WE MOISTURISE OUR HAIR

Moisture is everything when it comes to healthy hair care. Most times we struggle on how to properly keep our hair well moisturised.


  • Moisturising dirty hair/hair that has product buildup.                                                      If there are too much dirt or product on your cuticle, then there is little chance that any moisturising product you apply will make it to the cortex.                                                                      
  • Focusing on the roots more than the ends.                our hair ends are usually the driest part of the strand, and most susceptible to breakage and our natural oils that the scalp secretes don't travel down far enough to coat the ends. it is very important to be proactive when protecting them.                                          
  • Under moisturising.                                                    Hair can be in dire need of moisture before it begins to feel crunchy and dry. you might need to moisturise twice daily.                                        
  • Using water based products without sealing.                 Just like oil and butters are not effective as moisturisers, water quickly evaporates out of the cortex unless a sealing product is applied to lock it in.                                               
  • Over moisturising.                                                         Properly moisturised strands does not have to feel soggy and wet, they feel supple and strong even when they are dry. Applying too much moisturising and sealing products can leave the hair perpetually wet and making it difficult to handle and style.
                                                                     
  • Using butter or oils as moisturisers.                            With the exception of some oils like coconut oil and macadamia oil  that can penetrate the stands. oil and butters will sit on  the 'outside' of the strand because they are sealants and not moisturisers. their main purpose is to lock in moisture and not supply moisture.  

22 comments:

  1. Should I stop using shea butter and castor oil? Uche biko give me a regimen on this moisturising thing because once I braid or fix, the way the itching starts ehn! Now I try to use castor oil on the edge and shea butter on my scalp though not religiously and I noticed a reduction in the itching

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    1. castor oil really works wonders and shea butter.

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  2. Wow i was definitely breaking a few rules with my hair :( I'm going to try your advice because my hair is screaaammiinngg for some moisture lol
    lostdisposition.blogspot.com

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    1. lol please listen to it and give it moisture.
      XOXO

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  3. This is how I was my hair. www.fashionitazbybuiti.blogspot.com

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  4. I honestly didn't know that one can over moisturise sha!

    I use coconut oil and shea butter every other day , is that too much?

    adesewasmusings.blogspot.com

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  5. not at all my sister. just that some people can over use moisturisers with water and make the hair soaking wet.

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  6. i recognise myself guilty at some points lol

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  7. very valid points!! Keep it up!!!

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    1. thank you my dear;)
      i love your hair and blog so so much
      XOXO

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  8. These are so good! I learned the hard way about moisturizing the ends. So important to do so.

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  9. YES!! Oils don't moisturize! I knew it. I felt it. This confirms it. Thank you

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  10. Girllll! I've bookmarked your blog to my PC! I just realised I have been doing a really poor job with my hair! I really need help!!!

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