Shampoo, which is a cleansing agent used on
hair, can be too harsh for Black hair. It can strip the natural oils
necessary to maintain healthy hair. Nonetheless our hair does need this
cleansing agent to cleanse away pollution, dirt, hair products. Sounds
like a losing battle but we’ve got a simple solution to get your hair
clean AND keep those natural oils in our hair.
Pre-wash oil treatments are pretty much deep oil treatments prior to washing
your hair with shampoo that keep the shampoo from stripping all the
necessary oils from your hair.
oils are high in saturated fat and will penetrate the hair shaft. You
want to COMPLETELY saturate the hair with your oil of choice and just
make sure all strands of your hair is covered. You may find dividing
your hair into sections and applying the oil a good way to ensure all
strands are covered. Apply a plastic cap to keep the oil from dripping.
can keep the oil in for at last an hour or even longer. Overnight is
also an option and over time you will find the proper duration for
keeping it in your hair. Everyone’s hair is different and we each must
listen to our hair and know what it needs.
you’ve decided to wash your hair detangling would be a good thing to do
if you tend to have long detangling sessions. I wouldn’t get too deep
into it since detangling with conditioner is always best! Wash and
condition as usual. You should immediately notice a difference in the
softness in your hair as well as it’s durability. That doesn’t mean you
can be rough with your hair! This just aids in nurturing your tresses
and will help with growing your hair long since we must be kind to our
hair and give it what it needs to stay healthy.
Remember, you can and should do this before every shampoo. I’ll try and
be disciplined and do it at least twice a month. Hey, I know me! I
can get lazy sometimes. I’m really late in the game since I’ve just
started doing this so I’ll come back and discuss my long-term
effects. Catch you next week with another technique for my Naturals.
Take care Naturals,