Your Monthly Regimen:
The biggest misconception about kinky textures is that they're unruly, defiant, rough & tough, and are a challenge to grow long. Kinky textures can also be perceived as not having any versatility. There is only truth to this if kinky hair is not cared for in a manner that is compatible or respectable to the natural characteristics of the texture.
Here are some simple facts: kinky hair is naturally drier. It has a spongy zig zag, coiled, springy pattern that has a lot of shrinkage. As a result it has a natural tendency to tangle and can become brittle and break. If you add improper hair care & thermal styling to the mix, you can damage and destroy the integrity of your natural texture, making it nearly impossible to see the true potential and beauty of your kinky hair. The truth is that kinky hair is the most versatile on the texture spectrum.
Your hair should be cared for like your favorite cashmere sweater, not a tee-shirt! Kinky hair needs extreme hydration in every step of your hair care and styling routine. This is why Wash 'n' Wear is a suitable standard approach to caring and styling your natural texture. If taken care of properly, kinky hair offers you more versatility then you could ever imagine. Here is your month long regimen for Wash 'n' Wear kinky hair - worn in smooth straight styles, twist outs (protective styles), and back again. Remember healthy hair allows you the freedom to wear your hair however you choose.
"Wash 'n' Wear" styles are a quick, easy, and healthy way to get soft supple curls in kinkier textures. There is nothing that infuses moisture like water, so once or twice a week be sure to shampoo with so once, or twice, a week be sure to wash with Daily Cleansing Cream No Suds Shampoo, the primary shampoo for this naturally dry texture. After shampooing, condition with Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner. Every day (or even up to twice a day) you can begin the process of co-washing hair with Quench Conditioner. which infuses moisture, detangles, and brings out your natural curl pattern. After cleansing and conditioning or co-washing hair, style hair by using Kinky Curling Cream or Curly Whip
to provide additional moisture, hold, and pliability. Once you saturate your hair with styling products and see the desired curl pattern, do not touch your hair until it is completely dry. For best results, dry hair under a hooded drier. You can also air dry or use a diffuser attachment with your blow drier. Depending on the severity of your curl pattern, refresh your "wash 'n wear" style at least every 2-3 days by repeating the above process to avoid unnecessary tangling, breakage and dryness.
After a week or two of a super hydrating wash –n-wear regimen, your hair is now manageable, pliable and ready for a change. Why not take advantage of the versatility your healthy hair affords you, by blowing out your lush kinks and sporting a smoother straight style? Remember, heat styling is only damaging on hair that has been stripped. Invigorate and cleanse your hair and scalp by using Daily Cleansing Cream followed by Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner . Add Blow Out Your Kinks or Blow Out Your Waves
and pre-straighten hair using a blow dryer with a comb attachment. Gently detangle and smooth your hair dry. Follow with a flat iron until hair is smooth. Once you are done, use Hydrating Finishing Cream for added moisture. This style can be worn for 5 to 7 days.
"OMG! My straight hair was fabulous!" You know it's a girl's prerogative to change her mind. "I would love a nice spiral set." Go for it girl! Your hair just spent the last week in a suspended state of straightness. Here is where a protective style is ideal without the fear of your natural hair getting dried out at the end of the week. It's the perfect time to treat your scalp (skin) with essential oils such as tea tree or peppermint. Try a two strand, flat, or braid twist out on your straight hair by simply combining 3 parts Curly Whip and 1 part Hydrating Finishing Cream . Kinky Curling Cream can also be used to set twist & braid outs. This optimal super hydrated curly set should give you another 5 to 7 days of fabulous hair!
Wash 'n' Wear Healthy Hair! You Choose. Your Hair, Your Choice, Your Rules!
KINKY GLOSSARY: Wash 'n' Wear: 1.A styling method that can be done frequently, as often as you take a shower. 2. Can be done twice a day, but cannot wear for more than two to three days in a row before kinks become compromised. 3. Can be air dried, diffused, and/or set with a hood dryer
Co - Wash: 1. Rinsing hair with water and reconditioning with Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner. 2. Cleanes and clarifies scalp (skin) and hair. 3. Prevents dryness, tangles and breakage. 4.Recommended for naturally dry kinky to curly hair textures.
Protective Styling: 1. Two strand twist outs, flat twist outs and braid outs. Also includes curly sets done on kinky hair textures that have been pre-conditioned & straightened with a blow dryer and comb attachment. 2. Using liberal amounts of Nourishment Leave-in Conditioner forces moisture into your curls to compensate from hair being kept away from water for five to seven days. 3. Pre-straightened hair also allows for a more defined set.
Heat Damage: 1. This is where heat styling on natural hair can destroy or change curl pattern and permanently straighten hair. 2. Avoid shampoos that have suds. 3. Be sure to only heat style hair that has been properly cared for in its natural state (wash 'n' wear).