Good hair starts with a shower — the way a good skin care routine begins with washing your face — as it sets the stage for everything to come. I avoid sulfates because they can be stripping, alter the microbiome of your scalp and are generally not recommended for those who have curls. Instead, I choose a mild, plant-based surfactant like Smoothing Shampoo. It uses a combo of coconut cleansers that gently removes dirt, grime and impurities without drying the hair fibers or skin. The subtle balance that is essential for achieving bouncy hair: If your roots are burdened with thorns and oil, you will not get any lift.
These lash cleansers are buffered with more coconut oil and shea butter, which adds a protective layer to the cleansing process. See, physical wear can tangle and damage the hair fibers. One way to alleviate this is to use a pre-shampoo treatment (of which I am a fan), as well as a formula that combs the hair while you are lathering. For curl care, you’ll find soothing chamomile (to soothe any scalp irritation common with tight curl patterns, quinoa (to provide hair fiber strengthening protein), and tomato fruit extract (which supports curl retention and antioxidants))
I follow it with a thick formula rich in enriching conditioner, argan oil, shea butter, coconut fruit extract and kusum flowers. Argan oil is a classic botanical oil that is loved for its antioxidant properties, hair fiber conditioning and brightening. Shea butter is a classic hair ingredient that softens strands and is rich in lipids and antioxidants. Yellow enhances hydration and helps to detach hair (preferably for curly girls).
As I use it in the shower, my strands feel more drained and softer. But the real results you have to wait to see after an air dry session. After scratching my live-in and curl cream, my texture looks more defined, less frizzy and virtually brighter.