In the past week, a number of Naturalistas have been talking about a 30 day hair detox which will help you understand that, Haircare doesn’t need to be tedious and washday doesn’t also have to take your whole day. If you weren’t clear on what it is or you haven’t even heard about this, allow us to explain it to you.
The challenge was started by licensed stylists, Aeleise J. and Aisha S. The basis of the challenge is to eliminate shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil and Eco styler from your natural hair routine and focus more on clarifying and actually moisturizing your hair. You also shouldn’t use products which have these oils or Shea butter as part of their first 5 ingredients.
1. Haircare should be simple
We tend to do too much with our hair and that’s why we spend so much time washing the hair. Butters on top of oils on top of conditioners on top of more oil. Cleansing the buildup with lotion-y cleansers. Slicking down our edges with sludge and gels that feel like glue. The underlying theme of this challenge is really just wash your hair. With shampoo. And use simple conditioning and styling products with water based and water soluble ingredients.
2. Moisture = water
Moisture = water. Oil= sealant. If you don’t clarify the oil layer off of the hair and allow water to get into the cuticle you’re moisturizing dry hair. Water evaporates in 4-7 days from hair so adding coconut or Shea to dry hair then co-washing or using weaker sulfate free shampoos contributes to the experience of dry hair.
3. There Are Better Products Than The Shea -Based Ones
We know Shea-based products are holy grail staples for many naturals. In Aeleise’s practice as a natural hairstylist for the last 5 years more than 75% of clients complaining of dry, brittle hair were using these products daily. Once they removed the layers and layers of buildup the hair was able to absorb moisture again.
If you’re in Ghana and you want more clarification on the detox, you can hit up @iamthatnaturalgirl on Instagram and check her highlight talking about her detox as she is on the journey.
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