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5 Things You Should Know About The 30DayHairDetox

Published On December 7, 2015 | By Aishia Strickland | #30DayHairDetox, Editor's Picks, Hair

The Challenge is simple…for 30 straight days you will not use coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil or Eco Styler gel in your hair regimen.  You will also not use products that list either coconut oil, castor oil or shea butter as one of the top 5 ingredients.  You will detox your hair from these products and in return you will get the most hydrated curls ever seen.

To give y’all a better understanding of this revolutionary challenge here are 5 things you should know about our 30 Day Hair Detox. 

1. Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Castor Oil Are Heavy Oils

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In the land of oils and butters coconut oil, castor oil and shea butter are amongst the HEAVIEST. These oils are so heavy in fact that they absorb into the hair shaft and block out the most important chemical needed for hair…WATER! Moisture=water. Oil=sealant. If the oil layer amassed on your hair isn’t clarified no water is able to get in which in turn leads to you moisturizing dry hair.

2. Eco Styler is not an Everyday Gel

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Professonal Stylist Aeleise Jana loves Eco Styler gel but she prefers to use it for weddings, photoshoots and special event hair dos.  She say’s it has great hold but in some cases it is not being properly cleansed from the hair follicles.

3. If you Suffer From Dry Frizzy Hair This Challenge is for You

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When hair is shampoo’d and sealed with either coconut oil or shea the hair is blocked from absorbing any moisture from the atmosphere. According to Aeleise “Anything on top of that already closed cuticle seals water in and out.” In the case of coconut oil and shea butter we are sealing water out of the hair, thus not allowing it to gain entrance to our hair strands. She further goes on to explain “once the water stores in the hair evaporate, 4-7 days, the hair reaches out to the atmosphere for water (ie dry, rough, frizzy hair).” Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Castor Oil Provide no Moisture

4. Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Castor Oil and Eco Styler cause Hair Build-Up

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So your an avid user of coconut oil/shea butter and you use it religiously. Not only do you think this is the holy grail to your hair regimen you’re also pretty insistent about using sulfate free shampoos. Often a sulfafe free shampoo or co-wash doesn’t include surfactants that are strong enough to remove the buildup. You repeat the process over and over again without clarifying and soon enough end up with permanently dry hair. Reducing or eliminating the use of coconut oil and shea butter eliminates the need for harsh shampoos. 

5. Water Solubility is Important

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Water is the most important chemical (yes water is a chemical) that your hair needs and wants!  It is very important that we choose products that are water soluble, meaning that they capable of dissolving in water. Coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil and eco styler are not water soluble.  In fact these products create a shield around the hair shaft preventing anything from going in.

The #30DayHairDetox begins Monday February 22, 2016 and we promise that this challenge is destined to be curl changing. 

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About The Author

Editor of Chocolate Curls Beauty, Co-Creator of the 30dayhairdetox, Contributor to BlackDoctor.org , Beauty School Student and Full-Time Mom to a little Chocolate Prince.