To get these kinds of results, start with freshly shampooed hair, then layer on Baba de Caracol Conditioner, working it in with your fingers, throughout your hair. Then start fingercombing and smoothing in Baba de Caracol Moisturizing Hair Mask.
Keep applying and working in the treatment until you have full coverage of your strands and they start to feel seaweedy. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wait 5 minutes. Then break out your flexible brush and watch it glide through.
La Aplanadora Treatment
This is the kind of treatment that will leave weak, brittle, breaking hair dramatically stronger the first time you use it. Based on keratin hydrolysates, La Aplanadora Treatment is a hair reconstructor, helping to rebuild high porosity hair and increase its ability to hold onto moisture.
And since it has no difficulty penetrating and binding to resistant strands, it's also an ideal, all-round protein treatment for low porosity and 4c hair.
Unlike other protein treatments of its strength level, it doesn't leave your hair a stiff, tangled nightmare after you use it. That's because the La Aplanadora line is formulated for "strand alignment", a method used by cosmetic scientists to improve hair combability, enhance shine and reduce breakage.
Use it once a month if your breakage is low to moderate, or once a week for three weeks straight, as a treatment plan to salvage breaking hair on the brink.
If you have super low porosity hair, try it in two treatment bursts: condition with La Aplanadora Treatment once a week for two weeks, then three weeks of moisture treatments only. After that, go back toLa Aplanadora for two more weeks. For extremely protein sensitive hair, try atrActiva Keratin Rich Conditioner instead.
atrActiva Keratin Rich Conditioner
Tightly curled hair tends to swell and get compacted in the root area -- especially on hair that's prone to root tangles. Its light consistency allows atrActiva Keratin Rich to seep easily in at the roots; right where many conditioners fail to access. Once it's in, it quickly calms puffy, stiff roots and gets to work making your strands more supple all the way to the tips.
If you have the type of hair where you can tell how close you are to wash day by the thick undergrowth of tangles and root shrinkage on your hair, try applying it before you shampoo.
atrActiva Keratin Rich's ability to hydrate on dry hair makes this stuff a powerful pre-poo. Used on dry, shrunken hair, it has an instant softening effect, loosening larger tangles and releasing shrinkage at the root. Not only will it make it easier to reach your scalp, it also helps your hair shrink and tangle less as you shampoo.
This protein-free conditioner doesn't have as much slip on wet hair. Instead, it works to reduce tangles over time, by filling and smoothing micro holes in your hair shaft that cause your strands to catch on each other.
The dosage of strengthening ingredients is gradual, designed to respect and not overload the low porosity surface. With regular use, it builds in strength, smoothness and more flexible strands, which are easier to untangle.
To get the full effects as a tangle-preventing strengthening protein-free conditioner, use this after shampoo on a weekly basis for a month straight. For maximum moisture, apply it right before hydrating treatment atrActiva Multivitamin. To pre-poo, apply atrActiva Keratin Rich generously, up to an hour before you shampoo, working it in gently from roots to ends.
Flax seed gel
You can make your own at home by boiling flaxseeds in a 1:4 ratio with water for 10-15 minutes. Strain and allow to cool before you use it.
On washed, conditioned hair, after you've applied and worked in your leave in, smooth in your flax seed gel, starting at the roots. The gel creates a natural seal on your hair to trap moisture and reduce the crossover that leads to tangles.
If most of your shrinkage and tangling is at the roots of your hair, this will calm them, and help lock in the bulk-reducing effects you get from atrActiva Keratin Rich conditioner.
Halka Baba de Caracol Sulphate Free Shampoo
Since it has a mild, sulfate-free surfactant list (cocamidopropyl betaine, lauroyl sarcosinate and decyl glucoside) we'd recommend starting with a blank slate by clarifying with a deep-cleansing shampoo before you make this your main cleanser.
That will get rid of any stubborn build-up lurking on your hair, preventing it from secretly causing tangle mayhem when you're using a mild cleanser like this.
Then, you're ready to build a tangle prevention strategy, starting with this gentle but effective shampoo as the base.
Super Low Porosity + Shrinkage
You can also check out our DHA Super Low Porosity Survival Kit. We're putting the finishing touches on our first batch right now; it's a compilation of all the products that work best on this site + a free course on super low porosity hair. You can preorder your kit via the link below. Press the pink button for details.
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