Friday, February 27, 2015

Infusing Moisture Into Your Hair

Is your hair not retaining moisture? You've applied moisturizers every day yet your tresses feel like straw and you blame your products. 


When's the last time you clarified your natural hair?  When our hair becomes dry, brittle, and unmanageable, build up is to blame. Sometimes we forget to clarify our hair because we're constantly on the go dealing with daily life. 

Dry frizzy hair is due to raised cuticles and no matter what you do or what product you use, you can't infuse the moisture into your hair.  

Raised cuticles = dry, brittle, tangles, single strand knots and the inability to clump together. 

Hair Clumping:  Nice, smooth, moisturized strands clump together when adequate moisture is present. How do you do this?

Quick Remedies:

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse  - In a pickle with your hair? Add a little ACV to water (more water than ACV, a little goes a long way. This can be used after shampooing but what I did was add a moisturizing conditioner to my strands and then spritz my ACV mixture into my hair. Wrap in plastic cap and leave on for 20 min.

Rinse with cold water, as this helps to seal the hair (laying the cuticles flat.) proceed with your leave in conditioner and hair moisturizer, and don't forget to seal with hair grease or oils. 

Oils to use:  Sunflower, Tiny bit of Castor Oil, Jojoba and Rosemary. Mix together and apply very light coating to seal the moisture in your hair. 

How often do you wash your hair? For me, I'm discovering washing every 4-5 days helps my hair. When I go over 7 days or more I experience build up, and this is without the use of hair grease. 

Other Clarification Methods:

You need to see how your hair reacts to Apple Cider Vinegar. This process should only be performed every 2-4 weeks. Some people do it every week, but I'm leery of that since ACV is acidic. Overuse can lead to the break down of your cuticle. 

Herbs such as Rosemary and Thyme are good for clarifying the hair. Add distilled water and boil several minutes. Drain the herbs, let cool and rinse after shampooing. 

Or you could use a moisturizing non sulfate clarifying shampoo.  

That's it.

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