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Whether you’ve got textured afro-Caribbean hair yourself and are in need of some products that have been specially made to care for your curly locks from root to tip or you’re in need of some info for looking after your children’s hair, today’s blog post has got you fully covered. We’re supplying you with everything you need to know including the best brands to use, ingredients that actually work, the importance of co-washing and so much more. Let’s dive in!
Shea Moisture Superfruit 10-in-1 Shampoo – The true genie in a bottle. This 10-in-1 multi-benefit shampoo provides sulfate-free cleansing, anti-aging action, color protection, hydration, nourishment, rejuvenation, anti-stress, manageability and softness without build-up. Its built-in superfruit complex is a life-saver. This is a great shampoo to use to give you that freshly washed, clean feeling without stripping it of its natural oils that us curly girls can’t afford to lose. Wondering why? Well, in comparison to people with straight hair whose natural oils slip right down the hair shaft leaving them with greasy hair after a few too many days, curly hair shafts stop moisture traveling any further than a centimeter or two which is why we need so many oils and nourishing hair products to keep our hair fully hydrated.
ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner – A fabulous conditioner to follow up with is this one by ORS. It’s a deep-penetrating conditioner that contains olive oil, marine proteins, and sweet orange oil – what a combo? In the beauty industry, it’s pretty much a known fact that shampoo is for the roots and conditioner is for the mid-lengths and tips… scrap that. One of the most important parts of any black haircare routine is hydration. So, with that being said, conditioning all over is actually really great for thicker, textured hair. Another great technique is co-washing; this is when you wash your hair with conditioner rather than shampoo and massage your whole scalp just like you do when shampooing. The difference is: you won’t be stripping away naturally beneficial oils, instead you’ll be coating your whole head with a dreamy layer of nourishment.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Treatment Masque – One of the best routines to get in to is having a deep condition at least once a week and this mask by Shea Moisture is a favorite of many. Featuring raw shea butter, sea kelp, and argan oil, this treatment works wonders. This would also be a great product to co-wash with too!
Natural World Coconut Milk Hair Oil – After using all of your washing products that are filled with incredible oils, you can go even further and give yourself an extra dosage. This coconut water infused with certified organic coconut extract provides thirst-quenching, lightweight hydration and luscious shine to the hair. This is a great product to use straight after washing before styling or putting in plaits for the evening topped with a silk headscarf. Giving your hair that extra boost of oil will leave your strands feeling beautifully hydrated, soft and shiny.
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Edge Treatment – Made with Jamaican Black Castor Oil which is rich in essential fatty acids, this organic shea butter treatment provides deep, nourishing moisturization to dry, damaged hair while other ingredients such as peppermint, invigorate the scalp and promote hair growth. If you’re still wondering what is it and when to use it, here’s how! It’s actually a gentle styling aid. So, it’s ultimately an ‘edge gel’ to hold on to your baby hairs and keep them smoothed down with the rest of your curls. The black haircare community would be lost without a product like this because it means we can play around with super sleek looks from half-ponytails to top-knot buns and not have to worry about frizzy-ness or curly flyaways.
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