Kinky/Curly hair is prone to dryness. It’s a fact of life…
It’s getting cool (unfortunately) and I don’t know about you, but my hair is definitely drying out MUCH quicker. Between the dry heat blasting out of the vents in my house and car, and the cooler winds whipping about, my hair needs special attention. So let’s be proactive ladies! Flip over the bottles of your fav moisturizers and check for these must have ingredients:
1. Shea Butter- It restores moisture and softness to thirsty tresses from root to tip. It’s even beneficial for dry, itchy scalp! Shea Butter has been known to tame and clump curls, as well as reduce frizz (I’ve experienced all 3 of these- its a natural pomade!). It’s a very rich butter that will protect your hair from weather damage, dryness, and brittleness. Many hair products contain Shea Butter, but recently I’ve decided that using it straight up, is the only way! Products that contain Shea Butter that I adore are: Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment, SheaMoisture Shea Butter Leave-in, Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles.
2. Aloe Vera– This magical extract protects the hair from heat damage. It smoothes the cuticle (low Ph) and defines curls like none other (probably why Fantasia IC works so well)! It enhances shine and can be beneficial in the detangling process. It is light and won’t weigh down your curly-q’s. Aloe Vera also provides a light hold without the ‘crunch’ factor.
3. Jojoba Extract- It heals dry and damaged hair, and restores shine and softness. Like Shea Butter, it clumps curls and helps to reduce the frizz factor. It’s the oil that most closely resembles the body’s natural oil, which is why it is okay to use from root to tip. Like shea, it will protect your hair from wind damage, brittleness and dryness. It doesn’t necessarily ‘moisturize’ the hair…it nourishes it. So be sure to use a moisturizing water-based conditioner, moisturizer or leave-in under this oil. It will do an excellent job at sealing in the benefits of that expensive moisturizer you’re using 😀