This is a bit different than usual today I thought I’d test your natural hair skills. I borrowed this pop quiz from none other than Curly Nikki what can I say she knows her stuff! Anyways, here is the quiz and the answer below… Enjoy! Comment below let us know if you got it right the first time around.
what is the most effective process of moisturizing your hair?
A.) Apply an oil, butter, mineral or petroleum based product to your strands and scalp
B.) Apply water or a water based product to hair first followed by a sealant such as oil, butter or “grease”.
The answer is B.
When dealing with curly or kinky textured hair it is imperative that water or a water based product (aqua as it’s first ingredient) is applied to hair first. Contrary to what you have been taught about water and hair not mixing, water is actually the only thing that can effectively hydrate and provide the moisture that our hair demands. In order to “lock” that water into your hair you must follow with a sealing product such as an oil, butter or grease (whichever you prefer). Moisturizing is a two-step process. Depending on the porosity and density of your hair strands some people may need to re-hydrate daily while others may only need to repeat the process once a week or even farther in between. Only you can discover the products and frequency with which you practice the process.