With Natural Hair Week London – which Dominican Hair Alliance is proud to sponsor – just around the corner, now's as good a time as any to take it back to the essence of being natural – and moisture is right inside that core.
Taking care of your moisture game, while minimising manipulation and heat styling sets you right in that natural hair sweet spot.
what is moisture training?
So what practical steps does moisture training involve? Training your hair to be moisturised means moisturising it consistently and adequately – not overdoing it or underdoing it. It means learning to listen to your hair's response when it comes to how often you cleanse, condition, apply leave in – all essential moisturising steps – and how it responds to products themselves. This includes whether your hair “likes” a product and knowing what products work to help bring about that long-lasting moisture.
the key to moisture training? Consistency
Another key element of moisture training is timing: knowing how long your hair takes to become dehydrated – and beating it to it by moisturising again before that happens. Just not so soon as to overwhelm your hair with moisture. And Like any other form of training, in any other aspect of life, the most important part of moisture training is being consistent. That is how you get results, and there are no shorts, no gimmicks and no cheats.
Buying the right products and patting them into your 'fro every now and again doesn't count. Neither do once-in-a-blue moon treatment sessions when you know you've been neglecting your hair and using mediocre to poor products that give zero moisture.
Your hair's response to moisture has to be built in over time. It'll take a while at first to gauge your hair's response to both routines and products.
Once you get an understanding of your hair's references, it's time to consistently apply what you've found out in order to let your hair pay you back many times over for getting its moisture right.
The Benefits of Moisture training
And getting your moisture in check means that styling goals are more achievable. Simply because moisturised hair is happy hair and happy hair is co-operative hair. If you're looking to achieve anything from growing out your hair, cutting styling time or even increasing curl definition, moisture training is definitely the first place to start.
A secret GUIDE TO moisture training?
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