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3. Oil: Oil is a great sealant, and can also be used for scalp massages, deep conditioning treatments, hot oil treatments, and for everyday hair pampering. My favorite is coconut oil, it acts as both a penetrating moisturizer and a sealant. It’s great for any weather, but as it gets colder, it’s going to be important to give your hair some daily lovin’. I like to spritz my hair at night before bed, apply a light coat of coconut or EVOO, and then twist my hair in chunky twists. When I follow this routine regularly, my hair stays moisturized and easier to manage throughout the week.
4. Shampoo: This is a controversial one, but I’m an advocate. Washing my hair every two weeks with a sudsy shampoo gets all the gunk off of my scalp (it’s gross, but real) that co-washing several times a week does not. I use a lot of heavier products (Shea butter, Shea Moisture) and doing water rinses and conditioner washes doesn’t get it all. Your hair needs a thorough cleansing every so often…just make sure not to overdo it, especially if the product is stripping (it leaves your hair with that “squeaky clean” feeling). You can juice up your shampoo by adding conditioner, as described here.
Remember: What works for one head of curls might not work for you, so do and use whatever your hair likes!