Quick Tip Monday!!!
I wrote this blog a couple of month’s back, but now that fall is here, I thought this would be a good way to kick off maintaining your tresses during the drier seasons.
Due to the fact that natural hair tends to be curly, it makes it harder for the oil that is naturally produced to reach from root to tip,
And because of that I prefer to use cleansing conditioners over the traditional sulfate shampoo.
Sulfates are known to be harsh detergents that robs the hair of it’s natural moisture which makes it harder for you to quench those already dry tresses.
But cleansing conditioners are wonderful because they allow you to clean your hair without stripping it of all it’s natural oils.
Yes, cleansing conditioners lack the foaming agents that can make us believe our hair is not yet clean unless we see the foam;
but cleansing conditioners have proven to get the job done just as good as there foaming nemesis.
Plus thanks to all the products that cater to natural hair nowadays, you can purchase a sulfate-free shampoo and get the foam without the dryness.
When I need that extra clean kick, Once a month I opt for either an ACV rinse, or the Lemonade rinse created by Lorraine Massey (Curly Girl Handbook).
When doing the ACV rinse, I put a 1/4 cup of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a spray bottle and fill the rest up with water. I use it just like I would shampoo. I cleanse my hair with it and allow it to sit in my hair for twenty minutes then rinse.
When doing the Lemonade rinse, I mix the juice from two organic lemons with my favorite conditioner, and proceed to treat it the same way I would if doing the ACV rinse.
At the end of the day, it’s all about preference; but I do believe that taking this route with my natural hair journey has helped me with hair retention, shine and easy manageability.
How do you prefer to maintain your gorgeous tresses? Please comment below and let us all know.
Update: Shea Moisture has a line called Peace Rose Oil Complex that has a Shampoo (Peace Rose Oil Complex Nourish & Silken Shampoo)
that lathers without the sulfate for those of you who just need that foaming action.
Here’s To Your Health!!!
Social Media and Marketing Director for Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries