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Moisture vs Protein conditioners

It’s so important to use conditioners on your hair to replace moisture and/or protein. Black hair is the driest of all hair types and needs moisture more than other hair types. One important way of adding moisture back to is by deep conditioning it at least once a week with a moisturizing conditioner. Water for skin and hair What is hair conditioning? There are 2 major groups of conditioners: Protein…

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Suggested deep conditioners

      Moisturizing conditioners L’Oreal Paris EverPure Moisture Restorative Masque, 5.1-Fluid Ounce Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeep Conditioner Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner 15 oz Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Deep Conditioning Hair Masque Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment Elasta QP DPR-11 conditioner 16 oz Generic Value Products (GVP) Conditioning Balm: Compare to Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm ELASTA QP Intense Fortifying Hair Conditioning Treatment Optimum Care Salon…

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Suggested hair moisturizers

Please take note that most leave-in conditioners can be used as hair moisturizers and vice-versa! Leave-in Conditioners Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in Crème Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Creamy Hair Lotion Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-in Split-End Protector Aphogee Pro Vitamin Leave-in Conditioner Aphogee Keratin & Green Tea Restructurizer (this is a light protein-based spray conditioner. It is good for doing rollersets but might not be as good if you…

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What does pre poo mean?

What does pre poo mean? ‘Pre poo’ is an abbreviation for the term pre-shampoo conditioning. It is any deep conditioning treatment done before you shampoo you hair and can be done on dry or dampened hair. Why would anyone want to condition their hair BEFORE shampooing The most important reason for conditioning your hair before you shampoo it is to reduce the risk of hygral fatigue. Every time we wet…

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Using JBCO to ‘prepoo’

You can use Jamaican black castor oil in several ways: 1. As a pre-shampoo hot oil treatment . Part your hair into 2-4 sections. If your hair tangles easily, you might want to braid each section first. Dampen each hair section lightly with water or hair conditioner to allow easier spread of the oil (this step is optional). Pour the Jamaican black castor oil (JBCO) into an applicator bottle with…

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Black Castor Oil benefits

There are several hair benefits of Jamaican black castor oil. 1. It helps to restore thinning hair 2. It is a good pre-shampoo conditioner. 3. It is a good hot oil treatment. 4. It helps to seal moisture into your hair and prevents hair from drying out. 5. You can use it to make your hair lie slick and flat. 6. Can help to reduce/prevent dry and itchy scalp. 7….

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Black vs Clear Castor Oil

 Castor oil is a carrier oil made from castor beans. It contains a lot of fatty acids and phytochemicals which are believed to offer many skin and hair benefits. According to many scientific sources, it is the only known source of a fatty acid called ricinoleic acid, an omega -9- fatty acid. This fatty acid nourishes the hair and is also said to kill some viruses and fungi. As these micro-organisms…

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Moisture Recovery Conditioner

Full name: Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner for dry hair Product ingredients Water (Aqua) ((aqua)), Isopentyldiol, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Algin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sea Water ((Hydramine Sea Complex)), Hydrolyzed Human Hair Keratin ((Quadramine Complex)), Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Human Hair Keratin, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Citric Acid, PEG 6 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, PEG 90M, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Steartrimonium Chloride, Stearyl…

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Silk Dreams Avocado Pudding

Full name: Silk Dreams Avocado Pudding Silky Conditioning Cream Product ingredients Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Germall Plus, Fragrance Product details: This anytime conditioning cream has rich avocado butter and silky avocado oil to impart a light, silky, dreamy feel and smoothness to your hair topped off with beautiful, lustrous shine. Avocado Pudding is…

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Basics: hair terminology

When you decide to embark on a hair journey, you start to hear all sort of terms. For a lot of people, this might be overwhelming and confusing. I have decided to compile a list of popular hair terminology used in the ‘hair blogosphere’ to help you have a basic understanding of these hair terms. Definitions: Prepoo – This is a short form It preventing long Escentuals the. Hair cheap…

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