Dryness is one of the biggest struggles for us naturally curly girls and can be the cause of so many other hair issues. Once you figure out how to combat dryness, most of your hair problems will be solved.
Moisturizing is a big step in our wash day process and should not be skipped or half done.
It’s the perfect time to set the hair for the next day, and it will make your morning routine MUCH easier because you won’t be dealing with frizz and unmanageable hair.
Of course, you should always use water based products because they will help your hair to retain the moisture better, opposed to oil based products, which can often times sit on top of the hair.
Keep reading to learn four reasons why your hair may still be suffering from dryness.
This is often something we underestimate and overlook when considering the quality of our hair and how it is affected by where we live.
A dry climate will have your hair dry no matter what products you use, until your hair gets used to the new environment change.
You may not be able to overcome dryness completely due to climate, but you can get moisturized hair, but it probably won't lasts as long.
This is a great scenario to co-wash your hair because it helps put as much moisture back into your hair mid week.
Oils are not usually great, but a light jojoba or moringa oil will help to keep the little moisture that is there in. Our Mango Moringa Moisture Max system is perfect for dry climates with the combination of the products being water based and including moringa oil.
We all know that it is so important to have different routines for your hair and one big one is your nighttime routine.
Are you consistently wearing your satin lined bonnet at night?
If you’re not, it will show in your hair and how moisturized it is. Sleeping on cotton pillow cases will rub a lot of the natural oils from your hair and reverse the effect of the products you put in the previous days.
It's okay if you are someone who does not like to sleep with your head covered at night, either because it's too uncomfortable or you get too hot. Satin pillow cases can be used to protect your strands at night.
LOC stands for liquid, oil, cream. In the traditional LOC method, you would put the products on in the order they are listed. Oils are used to seal in moisture so we would not recommend putting it on before your creams or moisturizers.
This leads us to the LCO method which is stands for liquid, cream, oil. Applying your products in this order can avoid your styling creams sitting on top of the oils in your hair. You don't want this because your hair will give the appearance of being moisturized, when really it is just extremely oily.
If you live in a really dry climate, oil is great and really helps to seal in moisture, which as previous discussed is important in dry climates.
A lot of us have never thought about how the water coming out of our shower heads affect our hair. Most water that comes from faucets and shower heads is hard water, meaning that it has chemicals and is unfiltered.
All of these chemicals get into your hair's strands and can be really damaging to the health of your curls.
One thing that you can do is buy a shower filter to help to block out some of those harsh chemicals. Make sure to change you filter out every 1-3 months to make sure the water is always being filtered to it's full potential.