If you are experiencing dry hair that keeps breaking, this may be the post for you. I apply random treatments to my hair depending on how it feels or how I want it to look. Here are my tips and treatments, regardless of if you are natural, relaxed, or color-treated, you may benefit from these inexpensive tips!
I always pre-treat my hair before shampooing twice a week for about an hour. After applying the treatment, I like to put on a shower cap, followed by a hot, wet turban– creating a steam treatment.
Clarifying Shampoo is usually very harsh so combat it by doing either one of the following before washing:
Bentonite Clay Mask – Clarifying, Cleansing, Purifying
A few tablespoons of Bentonite Clay and water mixed together into a mud-like consistency is applied to my hair and scalp for a great detox.
Hot Oil Treatment – Moisturizing, Soothing, Relaxing
Here are my favorite oils:
Extra virgin olive oil
Silk Dreams Nourish Oil
Silk Dreams PRE
Mayonnaise Treatment – Strengthening, Moisturizing, Softening
A fourth of a cup to a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise is applied to my hair before shampooing.
Scalp Scrub – Detoxifying, Soothing, Cleansing
Coarse sea salt mixed with 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and enough olive oil to make a paste is massaged into the scalp for about 10-15 minutes.
Fattening Treatment – Moisturizing and Softening
Mash one overripe avocado, then beat until it is smooth. Apply to hair and let sit for one hour.
Regular Conditioner Treatment
Favorite conditioner is applied to dry hair before steam treatment.
Washing and Conditioning in Sections
I learned this method from http://www.growafrohairlong.com . I keep my hair sectioned in six parts while washing and conditioning in my hair, especially when I know I am going to be roller setting my hair. It’s a This shortens the roller setting time dramatically– and makes it easier.
Using a Wide-toothed Shower Comb
I always use a shower comb to detangle my hair while I am rinsing conditioner out of my hair. The brand I currently use is the Conair shower comb. It’s a very inexpensive product (less than
$2.00) but it’s invaluable– don’t know what I would do without it.
Caffeine Rinse (Tea and Coffee)
Caffeine rinses dramatically reduce shedding due to the tannins in the mixtures. Just brew 1-2 cups of coffee or tea and pour over your hair and scalp after rinsing out your conditioner. This rinse serves as your leave-in conditioner. Your hair may feel a little weird while setting your hair, however, that feeling dissipates when the hair dries. You will see a DRAMATIC reduction in shedding. Since the pH of caffiene rinses are quite low (4-6) it closes the cuticle of the hair, leaving it shiny and detangled.
Roller Setting Hair Upwards
Most people roller set downward, towards the nape. I have found that rolling the hair on the roller and rolling upwards straightens new growth. Also, my hair dries faster when I roll
this way! Look at my results:
Try these tips and write me back to let me know how they are working for you! I am looking forward to some great responses!