Hydration therapy particularly Takara Belmont’s Micro Mist Steamer treats damaged, dry locks more effectively than your typical steamers by using ultrasonic vibrations to emit a huge dose of microscopic water particles that penetrate deeper into the hair follicles. Pair this treatment with your favorite deep conditioner or mask and its like enveloping your hair in luxury. I recommend this treatment to my clients twice a month during the cold season and once a month thereafter depending on their texture and degree of dryness.
Hydrating & Moisturizing conditioners I recommend to ward off the winter blues;
Macadamia’s Deep Repair Masque,
Patric Bradelys , ‘P Element’ Mocha Souffle,
Joico’s K- Pac Reconstructor,
Moroccanoil’s hydrating conditioner and masque
and lastly Syntonics brand Repair Therapy.
All of these products contain ingredients that are imperative for restoring and maintaining moisture levels within the hair such as peptides (amino acids), green tea, aloe vera leaf extracts, (Argania Spinosa Kernal Oil) or argan oil, olive oil, macadamia nut oil, glycerin, Cetyl &/or Stearyl alcohols, low ph’s and with the exception of Morocconoil, low to no fragrance….which can be drying.
Other natural treatments to combat dryness particularly for natural hair girls; Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Macadamia Oil, are great when added to creme leave-in conditioners such as;
Design Essentials ARGAN Moisturizing Creme,
Paul Mitchell’s ‘The Conditioner’ which can be used as a daily conditioner or leave-in conditioner,
Macadamia’s Leave-In Creme,
Phyto 9 Ultra Nourishing Botanical Cream,
Of course these leave in conditioners can be used alone quite effectively; I like to stack the deck in favor of moisture.
Most of these products are easy enough to find; Ulta, Sephora and at professional salons such as Salonography
Whole Foods has a wide assortment of natural oils listed above,
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