Hair Beginning Kit
These are 4 types of products that are importa to have in order to start on a hair journey. They all do very different things, and are all important to keep your hair’s overall health.
1. Moisturizing Shampoo
A moisturizing shampoo is very important because you want something that will wash our hair, but not leave it dry. It’s best to look for shampoos for african Americans like, Cream Of Nature shampoos, but if you’re strapped for money, a great alternative is Aussie Moist Shampoo. Just make sure to add oils into it so it doesnt leave your hair feelinhg too dry.
2. Moisturizing Deep Conditioner
Because black hair is naturally dry you need something to add moisture to our hair. This is a very important step that should be done with every wash because shampoos take oils and moisture out of your hair, and a deep condtioner puts it right back in. It is best to use one that is marketed towards african american hair because they are usually very thicke, and packed with oils that will nourish the hair. I personally love Dark and Lovely Moisture Seal Deep Conditioner, or Aussie Moist Conditioner with a bunch of oils mixed in it.
3. Protein Deep Conditioners
These are usually done once a month, or when you feel that your hair is breaking at the ends. Protein deep conditioners are important for naturals, and relaxed ladies. It’s a MOST for relaxed girls because the relaxer has broken down your hair bonds, and you need a protein conditioner to build it back up again and make it strong. For my natural ladies, it’s still important, but i’d suggest focusing on moisturizing deep conditioners. For protein conditioners i suggest Organics Olive Oil Hair Mayonaise, or, or mix some edible hair mayonaise with egg yoke into your hair. Just make sure to rinse out with cool water. 🙂
4. Leave In/Daily Moisturizer+ Sealing Oil
A leave in conditioner is what you add in your hair the steps i have mentioned above. These are great becuse they will give your hair slip, and allow you to comb though it for roller sets, or any other styles you may be trying to achive. A Daily Moisturizer is a thicker cream that you put on your hair on a daily, or every second day basis to keep your hair feeling soft and moisturized untill you wash again. This will keep your hair from breaking through out the week. It’s important to seal with an oil so that the moisture will get trapped in your hair. The oil acts as a barrier, keeping your moisturizer in your hair, and not allowing wind, and col weather to make it dry again.