Most natural’s this winter will hide their beautiful tresses this winter, under a wigs. However, a little education never hurt a soul. Educating yourself as much as possible on “natural hair topic” is a huge plus. Most natural’s receive their hair information, through forums, threads, blogs, etc. Which is great, but you can’t always rely on them.
I’ve learned this winter 2010. Mop Top Maven has not done an update sense then. Which left me cripple for awhile. Then I began educating myself, found my perfect regime, and my hair is floundering.
Let’s get down to business:
Winter does mean dry air. Dry air will suck you moisture right out your hair. That’s why less cleaning will assist with natural oils moisture in the hair.
Try Natural Butters For Styling:
•Shea Butter– It has a high content of unremovable fatty acid. It is this unremovable fatty acid that gives Shea Butter its unique healing properties. Shea Butter provides nourishment to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the very tips, repairing and protecting against weather damage, dryness and brittleness.
•Murumuru Butter– Muru-muru seed butter is well known for its anti-inflammatory and bactericide properties; rich also in oleic and linoleic oils. Its rich oleic acid content promotes nutrition to skin and hair. A powerful skin barrier repair agent and intense natural sealant. This butter helps to retain water by creating a protective film – ideal for dry skin and dry hair. Along with its emollient properties, its natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair and thus an excellent choice for shampoos, conditioners, and highly moistures hair and skin care products.
•Avocado butter– This is crushed from the fresh flesh of the avocado fruit and then hydrogenated to yield a soft greenish butter. Avocado butter is a very in vitamins, and has some natural sunscreen properties.
•Sweet Almond Butter-is rich in proteins and vitamin D an can be used to soften and re-condition dry hair. It exhibits good spread-ability on the hair.
•Olive Butters– is the butter obtained from cold pressed olives. The extracted oil undergoes a unique refining process to collect the unsaponifables. Olive butter possesses all of the natural qualities of olive oil and is similar in feel to shea butter. It has excellent spread ability and can also be used as a massage butter for the skin.
•Kokum Butter– is very similar to cocoa butter but usually chosen as a substitute to cocoa butter in certain formulations because of its uniform triglyceride composition.. Like Cocoa butter and shea butter, Kokum butter offers a large and varied fatty acid blend. It is best used in combination with other butters and oils and is great for twists and twist outs.
•Aloe Butter– is a blend of Aloe Vera extract and cocoa butter or coconut oil to produce a paste type butter that melts on contact with the hair and skin. A great lubricate for dry hair.
This is just my opinion, you don’t have to use these products. God Bless ya’ll. 🙂