What about conditioning
I am pushing shampooing more. But conditioning is just as important. But not to over conditioning or crate your hair heavily
The reason is simple.
We been over conditioning for so long and all it does is build up on the hair strand making your hair dry and lack moisture.
Here’s a picture of A unhealthy cuticle.
The unhealthy cuticle is like a wet sponge absorbs everything. Conditioning products are used to repair hair. Conditioners should be used to build up on hair, filling in the gaps making the hair appear or feel normal.
They’re are various of ways you can damage a cuticle (heat is not the only way)
- Chemical (relaxers or color)
- Lack or trimming
- Lack of regularly shampooing
- Product build up
- Pulling tugging and tearing
- No self care
As you can see using an artificial filler will not repair this unhealthy cuticle. If it does it is only a temporary solution
Here is a picture of a healthy cuticle. The cuticle is sealed shut. Unable to absorb anything. Like a dry sponge. If you over conditioning healthy natural hair the product will build up and give you the feeling that your hair is dry and lacks moisture.
Once your hair is healthy certain conditioners will be no longer necessary. Because if you over condition this it will only create a build up on this cuticle making a healthy cuticle suffacate
The ideal of shampooing more often will give your hair a chance to feel normal. Removing product buildup regularly before applying more.
Most naturals use so much product that the never get a chance to feel their own real hair
This is the mail reason shampooing can be difficult to some. Because they are not used to feeling and dealing with their own hair. This quarantine take the pressure of heavy styling so that the hair can be itself.
This is the reason why as Synergi we believe in applying the conditioner and letting it sit for only the recommended time. Then rinsing off thoroughly
You hair will do so much better when you stop over doing it
Now the issue that is more important than conditioning is the trim.