Shout out to all the product junkies!
Keep your natural hair moisturized without buying too many products.
Ok, so I bet that you’re probably not as obsessed with hair care products as I was.
Seriously, I’ve been known to spend an insane amount of time and money looking for that 1 "magic" product.
Well...maybe I had a good reason. You know how it is, at the beginning of your new hair journey, you're excited to try everything! Literally EVERYTHING!! I was the classic product junkie! (pj)
So What is a Product Junkie?Here's the Urban dictionary definition...
This is an old pic of my product graveyard! (the place underneath my sink where hair care products go to die). Some of these products were ok. But most had chemicals, alcohols, silicones, and other things that were definitely ruining my over time.
How to kick the "PJ" habit.
Here's a few things you can do until you find your "magic"!
- To limit some of the clutter, commit to using up whatever you buy to the end before buying anything else.
- Set categories of must haves like, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, gel, (etc). Only buy what you need from specific categories.
- Put yourself on a budget. Only try one new product a month. The key is to find a balance. There's is a difference between being a PJ and treating yourself every once in a while.
- Keep a hair dairy. Write down each time you try something different and how you used it. That way, when you discover your "magic" combination you'll know everything you put in your hair that day.
- Be selective about what you use on your hair by sticking to all natural ingredients. Doing this will eliminate most drugstore brands that are filled with harsh chemicals.
Eventually I decided that I should make my own products.
Tip # 5 leads me to my next point.
One of my issues was I have very coarse, dry, thick natural hair and I couldn't find anything to maintain moisture. I had tried many products, but nothing was giving me the results I wanted. So maintaining moisture all day was a challenge. And my hair didn't get what it needed with most store bought products.
Here's what I learned, textured hair like mine tends to be dryer than most and it’s hard for oils to get down the strand. But focusing on proper sealing, is the solution to staying moisturized, for good.
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This is the thing I share with women who have dry hair...SEALING IN MOISTURE is key! Especially the ends of your hair. It's very frustrating to use leave-in conditioners or creams only to have dry hair again before the day ends.
Seal & Shine is a natural option that solves this problem. It uses organic Avocado, Sunflower and Grapeseed oils that are rich in the vitamins and nutrients your hair needs. And as a bonus, it smells AHHHMAZING!
So what's the right way to seal?
- Apply a leave-in conditioner that contains water like our Spray & Go Leave in Conditioning Mist and
- Then seal with a butter or oil. The molecules in most butters/oils are too large to pass into the hair, so they stick to the outside of the shaft, trapping in the moisturizer! (I find that sometimes heating the oil a bit before applying to hair can help)
- If sealing after your regular wash routine, apply your conditioner to damp hair in a downward motion. Then apply your butter or oil, concentrating on your ends, and style as usual.
- Remember to always protect your hair at night with a satin cap.
And there you have it! These tips are the foundation to hair that's softer, healthier and free of damage.
Author: KendraDanyelle -
Founder of One80Hair Collection & Protective Style Lover ♥️
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