Moisture is not something you “DO”. There are no complicated 4, 5, 6 step situations to moisturize natural hair #30dayhairdetox
Definition of moisture: condensed or diffused liquid, especially water. A small quantity of liquid, especially water. #30dayhairdetox
Not a single thing said anything about a butter or an oil #30dayhairdetox
How do you moisturize natural hair? Consistency of care #30dayhairdetox
Cleanse it. Make sure the hair and scalp are clean so that water can actually hydrate rather than sit on top of occlusive buildup #30dayhairdetox
Condition it: Use a high quality conditioner with humectants (retains and attracts water to the hair) and emollients (lubrication, pliability, and protection of the fabric of the hair. #30dayhairdetox
Style it: with high quality stylers with hold that also assist in retaining moisture in the hair #30dayhairdetox
It’s literally so simple it can be hard to wrap your mind around it #30dayhairdetox
Side note: if you’ve been doing all the things to your hair just cold turkey switching to simplicity is going to be a journey. #30dayhairdetox
Your hair is likely chronically dehydrated, has buildup, and is likely dependent on what you’ve been doing whether it was working or not #30dayhairdetox
Is your hair dry? Maybe. But cleansing, conditioning, and styling it only for 2-3 weeks didn’t do that. Your hair was dehydrated already, the methods you were using was just covering that up. #30dayhairdetox
Also . . . Dry & dehydrated is not a feeling or a look. It is a condition and state of the hair and is displayed in the behavior of the hair #30dayhairdetox
But your hair may not be dey or dehydrated. You may just be feeling what your REAL hair actually feels like without the stuff you’ve been loading on it. #30dayhairdetox
I’ve seen so many times in the salon that folks don’t actually like the way their hair feels. We identify anything other than soft and silky with dry, damaged, and wrong. #30dayhairdetox
So no. I’m not going to teach you the secret of moisturized hair. The secret is everyone just said. The real challenge is if we’re mentally ready to accept the challenge #30dayhairdetox
The real challenge of confronting who we are, the hair God gave us, and setting realistic expectations about it. #30dayhairdetox

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