Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Essentials - Moisturizing
Moisture = good for any type of hair whether it be natural or relaxed. It’s just easier to notice when natural hair isn’t moisturized. But once you put water on your hair, it can easily just drip right off onto your shoulder. How do you hold the moisture? Oil. In my opinion jojoba (ho-ho-ba) and coconut oil work best. Oil SEALS. How? Oils are made of large molecules which are too large to be absorbed by the hair strand. Instead of being absorbed, they get *trapped* (in a good way) in your hair.
But please remember. Oils do NOT moisturize. It only traps. So if you put oil on your hair before a moisturizing product, the oil is blocking anything else from penetrating the hair shaft and it’s pretty much useless.
Pt. 2 to come - protein