Welcome to the Hair Love Art and Chocolate Curl Beauty #30DayHairDetox. We’ve partnered together because there’s an epidemic of dry hair happening even when people are doing all the “right” things to their hair. Our intention is to explore simple techniques that lead to proper hydration. We don’t think shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil and Eco Styler are inherently bad, but we want to end the abuse of them.
1. Hair Should Be Simple
We’re doing too damn much when it comes to our 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 damn hair. With shampoo. And use simple conditioning and styling products with water based and water soluble ingredients.
2. Moisture = Water
When you get thirsty you don’t reach for the bottle of olive oil, right? 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 our using weaker sulfate free shampoos contributes to the experience of dry hair.
3. There Are Better Products Than The Shea Based Ones . . .
Don’t shoot me. I know Shea based products are holy grail staples for many naturals. In my 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 we removed the layers an layers of buildup the hair was able to absorb moisture again.
Who Are We?
Curly + Natural Hair Geek | Deva Advanced Inspired Stylist | Entwine Couture Lead Stylist | Curly Hair Artistry Member
I’m a visual artist and Curly + Natural Hair is my primary canvas/medium. I work with beautiful women to give them the best cut and color of their textured hair lives, no lye. I’m not a natural hair stylist. Anyone can braid/twist/loc. Though I have and may selectively continue to provide those services, my specialty is Curly Cuts + Creative Color. I create lines, shapes, forms, and dimensional saturated hues with coily, curly, and kinky hair.
Aishia is a Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger/Editor of Chocolate Curls Beauty and she also contributes to Black Doctor.org. She’s 4 plus years natural and is currently enrolled full-time in Cosmetology school. Aishia also loves the co co…ie Coconut oil, and would much rather prefer if you’d pry it from her cold dead hands
“Giving up the Coco is going to be hard but I’m down for the cause and the curls!”
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Starting Monday, February 22, 2016 we are asking all participants to discontinue the use of shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil and eco styler for 30 straight days.
We understand that a lot of products contain these items in their ingredient list. So to make things simple, we ask that you avoid any product that list these within their 1st five ingredients.
- End oil and butter abuse
- Rid Curlies of hair build-up
- Introduce Curlies to alternative hydrating products
- Eliminate dry, frizzy, limp hair
- Lead Curlies to beautiful, growing, hydrated hair
- Help Curlies get the best curls of their lives
- Products/Product Ingredients
- Oils and Butters
- Proper Product Usage
- Hair Maintenance
- Detangling …and MORE