Thursday, January 9, 2014

MOISTURIZED HAIR: IT STARTS ON WASH DAY

1.  Start with a pre-poo (on dry hair) prior to shampooing.
 Coat hair with a penetrating oil, like coconut, olive, avocado or Vatika (coconut oil base), which has the ability to enter the hair shaft and reach the cortex to moisturize the hair from the inside out. Leave oil on hair under a plastic baggie for a minimum of one hour up to overnight (heat optional).






2.  Wash with a non-stripping, sulfate free shampoo.

3.  If necessary, apply a moisturizing, cheapie conditioner to thoroughly detangle hair. 

4.  Deep condition (DC) for 15 minutes to an hour with heat. Then, this is key, COOL and SEAL. Cooling and sealing was a game-changer for me. The short of it is that you remove the heat source and allow the DC to cool in your hair for 10-15 minutes. Then, you dilute a regular daily conditioner in cool/cold water and apply it directly over the DC prior to rinsing everything out with cold water. 



5.  After rinsing the deep conditioner, apply a leave-in conditioner thoroughly to wet or damp hair.

6.  Seal in the water, leave-in conditioner and any stylers/moisturizers used with an oil, butter or oil/butter blend.

What I Use: JBCO/EVOO mix. Doing these things on wash day enables my hair to hold onto moisture throughout the week and between wash sessions. Oh, and if my hair is feeling a little dry a few days into the week, I simply apply a moisturizer (with water as the first ingredient) and re-seal with an oil. Happy hair!!


So, if  you are struggling with dehydrated hair, maybe some or all of these steps will help you!! 

32 comments:

  1. LOVEEE this post. I'm actually in the work of creating my own natural hair regi and this has really helped! thanks! definitely following your blog now :)
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  2. Another nice tip...

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  3. love your hair dear :D

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    1. thanks dear, its not my hair it is an image from Google.

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  4. Well done love
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  5. Healthy hair here I come!
    Ps. A post on how to regain front hair would be appreciated.
    Expectantly waiting.
    Xoxo

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    1. LOL wishing you all the best on your healthy hair journey.
      p.s my dear i already have a post on dealing with edges.
      XOXO

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  6. Dalu Uchenna, but, I'm afraid JBCO doesn't do it for me. Wow, that girls' hair looks amazing

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    1. thank you nne oma. her hair is just beautiful.

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  7. Ahahaha, I love your hair style. You look quite dynamic.
    Thanks for sharing so nice post!

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    1. my dear that is not mine. it is a picture from the internet

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  8. I really love your posts they are so helpful!
    Keep goin.

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  9. I agree with Lori! These tips really helps! As you already know reading your post has encouraged me to start taking better care of my hair. I'm trying to stay away from relaxers. I've been doing good so far.

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  11. I can't wait to try this. My hair has been extra dry this winter. Thanks for the great post

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  12. tanx for the tips dear,
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  13. Thank you for the wonderful tips but a quick question. What if you are in a dusty season and because my hair gets very dirty on time if I use oil as it attracts dust to it.

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  14. You blog the best hair tips.Thanks for sharing this again.
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  15. Gorgeous hair & fantastic tips :)) I hope you have a fantastic week doll :)) xx

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  16. great tips. Can't wait to try them.

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  17. Again awesome tips! You truly are a wealth of hair information! So helpful!

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  18. always on top of your game as usual. Great tips . Hapy new year dear.

    Ps; LOVE THE HAIR PIC USED IN THIS POST. THE TWISTS ARE SO DEFINED,PLEASE SHARE HOW THE LOOK CAN BE GOTTEN

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  19. Thanks for the tips dear...am learning

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  20. Super informative! My hair dries out so fast so I will definitely try these tips.

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  21. Definitely helpful tips yet again; I intend to pamper my hair this year like never before.

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