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How to wash your hair properly

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It took me many years to realise I have been washing my hair all wrong. We tend to pay more attention to our skin than our hair for some weird reason. We spend time cleaning, toning and moisturising our face. On some days, we even use a face mask. However, when it comes to hair wash days, many of us spend a couple of minutes and we are done. I only recently started washing my hair properly, and I can see the difference already with the way my hair looks.

 

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How to wash your hair properly

So how do you wash your hair properly? You need time and the right products and technique to get your hair clean and moisturised. It is going to take more than 2 minutes in the shower to achieve this. So if you have been washing your hair wrong all these years, these easy to follow steps may come in handy –

 

Use your shampoo sparingly

You don’t need a lot of shampoo to get your hair clean. A little goes a long way. The key is to ensure you massage the shampoo into your hair for about 5 minutes. That way the shampoo sinks into the hair and all the goodness is soaked it.

 

Rinse and rinse again

Once you have massaged the shampoo into the hair, you need to rinse and rinse again to ensure all traces of the shampoo are out of your hair. You should rinse your hair more than you think is required, that way you will be sure there is no trace of shampoo left in your hair and the hair feels like wet hair with no products in.

 

Use warm water

Make sure the water you are using is the right temperature. Warm water is the best for washing your hair. Cold water tangles the hair and hot water will strip the hair off all the moisture.

 

Use the conditioner correctly

You should ensure your read the label on the conditioner and follow the instructions on how to use it. You should leave your conditioner in for the time required.

 

Use the right products

I use SheaMoisture shampoo and conditioner and I have done so since I went natural. There is a range for everyone, so do try the different ranges until you find the right one for your hair type. Here are a few ideas here –

 

 

Have you tried the SheaMoisture range? What do you think of the hair products?

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Fashion & Style Police Reviews Shea Moisture

I am a huge fan of Shea Moisture hair products. I have used them for years since I transitioned to natural hair, and the products have been amazing for my hair. So you can imagine my excitement when I got the opportunity to review some Shea Moisture hair products from the Raw Shea and Cupuacu Frizz Defence range.

I have only used Shea Moisture hair products for Dry and Damaged hair because that was where my hair was at 2 years ago. It was extremely unhealthy and looked horrible. But thanks to Shea Moisture and some other great hair products, my hair is not where it used to be. It is growing at a terrific rate and I am looking to all the things I would do with my natural hair soon.

 

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Shea Moisture Raw Shea and Cupuacu Frizz Defence range

I have fallen in love with the products in this range and I know I will be implementing them into my hair care routine. Here are the product descriptions for each product.

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea and Cupuacu Frizz Defence Conditioner

Amazonian Cupuaçu Butter, certified organic Raw Shea Butter, Passiflora and Pistachio Oils blend together in a conditioning formula that softens and detangles thick, wavy, protein sensitive hair. Smoothes and shields humidity-prone hair against weather conditions and pollution that can cause frizzy flyaways and poofing.

 

 

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Shea Moisture Raw Shea and Cupuacu Frizz Defence Shampoo

Gently cleanse and hydrate thick, wavy hair with this sulfate-free shampoo, great for protein-sensitive hair. Amazonian Cupuaçu Butter, certified organic Raw Shea Butter, Passiflora and Pistachio Oils blend together in a moisture-replenishing formula that smooths and shields humidity-prone hair against weather conditions and pollution that can cause frizzy flyaways.

 

 

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Shea Moisture Raw Shea and Cupuacu Frizz Defence Styling Gel Cream

This conditioning styling gel provides crunch-free definition and shine with lasting hold to thick, wavy hair. Amazonian Cupuaçu, certified organic Raw Shea Butter, Passiflora and Pistachio Oils blend in a protective formula that smoothes and shields humidity-prone hair against weather conditions and pollution that can cause frizzy flyaways and poofing.

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PROS
  1. The products smell amazing! I can still smell the shampoo and conditioner on my hair, hours after rinsing out.
  2. The shampoo is quite watery, unlike other shampoos I have used. I like the fact that it has a watery texture. I find it easier to apply.
  3. The shampoo and conditioner left my hair feeling very soft, clean, moisturised and tangle free.
  4. I like the fact that the products are sulphate-free.
  5. These products are great for protein sensitive hair.
  6. The packaging is vibrant.
  7. The products are quite affordable at £10.99 each at Boots stores.

 

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CONS

None. I can’t fault this range.

 

I love all three hair products, and I recommend them to anyone dealing with thick, wavy hair. These are the hair products you need to keep your hair soft, shiny and tangle free.

 

What are your thoughts on these Shea Moisture products? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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The Truth About Nappy Hair

The truth about nappy hair is that it is A LOT of hardwork maintaining it, but so worth it in the end. Growing up, my hair was natural and I hated it! It was hard coarse, thick, long and annoying. I didn’t know what to do with it, so I just ignored it. There were no blogs to read or vlogs to watch, to educate us on what to with our kinky hair. And there was hardly anyone around me with a natural hair too.

I cut my hair very short a number of times whilst growing up. It was easier to manage the nappy hair once it was short.

 

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Some of the lucky ones are blessed with soft manageable hair, like my daughter. Her hair is so beautiful. It is soft and curly, and a lot more easier to manage than mine. People like me with the very coarse hair have to struggle to manage our natural hair, and when we can struggle no more, we texturise the damn thing! Back in the day, texturizing/relaxing the hair was the only way to manage it. If only I knew then what I know now, I would have kept my hair free of chemicals.

My hair has been chemical free for over 2 years now; the struggle has been real, but I won’t have it any other way. The reason I decided to stop using relaxers/texturisers on my hair was because my hair became extremely unhealthy and I needed to bring it back to life.

I like the way my hair is looking now, there is no more hair breakage and my hair is the healthiest I have seen in ages, but it comes with a lot of work.

The hair products I use can be expensive and my hair routine can be exhausting sometimes but I try to keep it simple. I have reviewed most of the hair products I use, so have a look at the review posts if you missed any of them.

If you are contemplating going your hair natural, I would advise you to go for. It is the best thing I ever did for my hair, and I am 99% certain you won’t regret it as long as you are happy and ready to put in the work. If you are not ready to dedicate the time and money, wait until you can.

Another thing I have noticed about the natural afro hair community is that it seems to be the norm to have a big chop. I didn’t have a big chop because I didn’t want the crop hair look and my nappy hair grew out just fine. It did take a while to fully transition but I got there in the end, so please don’t think you must have the big chop.

Are you rocking the nappy hair? How are you finding it? Please share your tips or secrets  in the comments section.

 

 

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