The Perfect Moisturizer for Natural Softness & Shine
Today let’s talk about Moisture!
A common issue we hear from our customers is about how dry their natural hair is.
When something is dry, it’s lacking oil which is different from hydration (which we’ll talk about in another post).
Moisturizing can be thought of as more of a treatment and is typically what our hair needs to have that “healthy look”.
If dry, brittle hair is your issue, keep reading.
Changing the nature of your dry hair is a process. You’ll need to be consistent about your regimen to keep your hair healthy.
What we put on our hair is important, but what we put in our body (or lack of) is vital as well. You’ll find a ton of different foods that contain vitamins your hair needs for internal health.
- To help nourish your hair, scalp, and give your hair a great glow foods like nuts & seeds, carrots, rice bran, avocados, and broccoli will do the trick.
- For growth you’ll need some meat, poultry, and whole grains which improve iron levels in your body.
Making simple changes to what you eat can provide nutrients to your roots, promote growth, decrease hair loss, and strengthen your strands.
When it comes to what goes on our actual hair, we believe that moisture is key. Especially if you wear braids, wigs, or weaves frequently.
Extensions are a great way to protect your hair while you work on improving it. Not neglecting what’s underneath those extensions gives your hair so much potential to grow and maintain health.
Our Intense Moisture Crème contains 2 amazing butters to seal in the moisture your hair needs, soften, smooth frizz, and make your hair more manageable:
- One is very familiar…Shea Butter. Shea is the Holy Grail of moisturization! It’s so versatile that you can use it just about anywhere on your body. However, Shea butter is not THE BEST butter when it comes to moisture.
- Which brings us to our 2nd ingredient. Cupuaçu Butter! [koo-poo-AH-soo]. Don’t worry, we’re not sure if we’re pronouncing it right either…lol.
Cupuaçu Butter is a powerful moisturizer that’s not as well known as shea. So here’s the quick rundown
- Shea comes from Africa; Cupuacu comes from Brazil
- Shea is very moisturizing; Cupuacu is superior in moisturization
- Cupuaçu is much lighter than Shea butter
- Cupuuacu is hydrophpllic (water loving) with a high capacity to retain water & prevent moisture loss.
- Cupuaçu is more expensive than Shea
Cupuacu promotes smoothness and softness to the hair by increasing the natural moisture and elasticity. It’s proven to be beneficial for brittle, dry hair due to it's long lasting hydration properties.
We fell in love with Cupuaçu butter due to it’s amazing ability to replenish moisture while promoting a healthy shine.
You can take advantage of this ultimate moisturizer especially if you have hair that’s frizzy, dry, and impossible to moisturize.
Learn more about our Intense Moisuture Crème and it’s all natural ingredients HERE.
Whatever path you choose on your way to healthier hair, just stay consistent and be realistic. Don’t start routines that take more of your time than you are willing to give. Baby steps is key!