It starts with healthy hair. When your hair is at its best on the inside, it shows on the outside.
Hair that is properly hydrated and has the nourishment it needs to thrive will retain moisture easier. Some people have to train their hair to accept moisture, like for low porosity hair. While others have to get their hair to keep and hold on to the moisture that you put in, like high porosity hair. Curl hair, no matter which texture you have is prone to dryness and dryness is the biggest problem curly girls face, no doubt. Once you get this under control, the rest is easy. This is accomplished by setting a regimen that keeps the hair hydrated and sticking to that regimen, without slacking off. Consistency is key.
Your hair's structural support is vital to preventing breakage, thus retaining length. The balance of moisture and protein is essential to the health of any hair type. Protein as a monthly treatment is the best way to balance your hair's regimen. Protein makes the curls more springy and gives the hair a firm strengthened feel. Hair lacking in protein feels mushy and limp and appears to have no life in it. Natural sources of protein are the best and easily accepted by our hair, versus synthetic proteins made in a lab.
Here at Curl Remedies we encourage the "Curly Girl Method" which is just a method that trades in damaging hair practices for a healthier curly hair regimen.
Things to avoid: Sulfates, heat styling tools, Silicones, Alcohols, damaging styling tools, and fragrances.
Things to use: Proteins, Conditioners, Moisturizers, and Humectants.
We strongly believe that the health of the hair should be the most important factor in making hair products. Getting back to natural ingredients made by hand is our company moto and what we stand by. Our products are made by hand in a kitchen not a lab by chemists. You will never find such fresh ingredients made by hand sitting on a shelf in a store, it's just not possible as most companies mass produce products to maximize their profits. Many of our items are actually made by hand when you order it, then shipped within 1-2 days of receiving that order.
Some of our all-time favorite natural ingredients include:
Cranberry Seed Oil
Aloe Vera Juice
African Shea Butter
Baobab Protein from African trees
Jamaican Black Castor Oil
White Willow Bark extract
Wash that hair, girl!
It goes without saying that we must start any successful regimen with a "clean" working surface. If you co-wash, do ACV rinses, claywash, or use a clarifying shampoo, it doesn't really matter honestly. Massaging your scalp increasing the circulation, removing product buildup and dirt, and exfoliating the scalp contributes to your scalps health and well being. For most with curly hair this needs to be done weekly at a minimum. But for others it may be of benefit to wash the hair every 10-14 days, like for the kinkier or tightly coiled textures. The kinky or tightly coiled textures still require frequent moisturization, however, even more so than most other textures.
Deep Condition, no seriously like the life of your hair depends on it.
A weekly deep conditioning regimen is paramount and is the one thing that will make or break the natural hair journey. Without a consistent deep conditioning routine, the health of your hair will not reach its full potential. Second only to water, conditioner is a curly girls best friend. We suggest 3 weekly deep conditioning sessions per month, followed with a protein treatment the 4th week as the best possible regimen. For example:
Week 1 - Deep Condition and style hair
Week 2 - Deep Condition and style hair
Week 3 - Deep Condition and style hair
Week 4 - Protein treatment, then style hair
Let's L. O. C that moisture in!
You worked hard to nourish and moisturize your hair on wash day, so let's take advantage of this hydration-fest by locking this moisture in and make it last as long as it can.
Ist item of enormous importance is a great leave-in conditioner. This is the foundation of our moisture and our hair style. Leave-in conditioners should be moisturizing and softening to the hair, preferably one that has penetrating qualities that go past the hair shaft and nourish the hair follicle.
2nd can either be a curl cream, butter, or an oil. We layer these products in this order to create a barrier that locks in the moisture from wash day.
Last but surely not least. Style it, baby!
A styler is what holds the curl pattern, prevents frizz, and keeps the style together giving the hair the structure it needs to last throughout the week, or until the next wash day. Otherwise, the hairstyle will easily turn into a puff ball. We here at Curl Remedies prefer all-natural stylers, Flaxseed gel for example along with our Honey Hibiscus styler.
Learn more about the "Dos" and "Don'ts" of natural haircare. Get more tips and hair hacks that are proven to take the health of your hair up to the next level, guaranteed!
Thickening Deep Conditioner
Thickening Oil Blends (includes essential oils)
Thickening (Intense) Treatment
Moisturizing Deep Conditioner
Moisturizing Refresher Spritz
Moisturizing Oil Blends (includes essential oils)
Moisturizing (Intense) Treatment
Damage Repair Deep Conditioner
Damage Repair Refresher Spritz
Damage Repair Oil Blends (with essential oils)
Damage Repair (Intense) Protein Treatment
Growth Deep Conditioner
Growth Oil Blends (includes essential oils)
Henna Glosses / Deep Conditioner
Ayurvedic Oil Blends (includes essential oils)
Ayurvedic (Intense) Treatment
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