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Maximum Hydration Method Approved Gel List

Hi luvs,

Before starting the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen I rarely used gel on my hair, this was because it always left my hair super hard and dry. But now I understand that not all gels are created equal, in the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen we make use of a botanical gel in the last step of the regimen as part of the Wash & Go.

A lot of people ask why is the gel step necessary for this regimen. The botanical gel functions as a sealant in this regimen.

It seals the moisture in, and your cuticles are closing because the gel is ph balanced. The gel also helps with definition, by keeping the coils in their clumps and preventing them from tangling onto each other, acting like a protective style. The gel cast also protects the cuticle layer.

Non-drying Gel Recommendations:

List of Recommended Gels, along with ingredients, sizes and price.

Below are the Botanical gels that have been approved for the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen.

Pinke created the list and arranged them in order of price value, lowest to highest. All of these gels are made without glycerin, denatured alcohol, protein, unwater soluable silicones (note: majority of these contain no silicones at all or polyquats, but a few do, though not within the top 5 ingredients. Bolded are the ones that do.), mineral oil, and panthenol (note: panthenol behaves like mild protein, the few gels that contain it in this list, can either be customly taken out on the website, or are not in the top 5 ingredients.)

UPDATE: You can view other lists below:

The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Conditioner Recommendation List.

The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Clay Recommendation List.

Update to The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Conditioner Recommendation List

Update to The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Gel List.

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1. Giovanni’s L.A. Natural styling gel  can be found as low as $5.89, 6.8oz $0.86/oz

Ingredients:

infusion of Rosemary Extract, Nettles Extract, Thyme Extract, Birch Leaf  Extract, Chamomile Extract, Sage Extract, St. John’s Wort Extract,  Coltsfoot Extract, Mallow Extract, Balm Mint Extract, Horsetail Extract, Red Clover Extract, Soy, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Cellosize, I.P.A.,  PVP K30, Stearikonium, Chloride, Kelp, Mineral Trace Elements, DL  Panthenol (2nd to last ingredient), Cinnamate

2.Natural Hair Gel Flaxseed & Marshmallow Root Hair Softner, Conditioner, Ph Balanced, Hair Moisturizer by Naturally Amari $7, 8 oz $0.87/oz

(note: available on etsy, and pick the custom options without quinoa protein under sizes)

Ingredients:

Certified Organic Flaxseeds, Certified Organic Marshmallow Root, 100% Natural Aloe Vera Gel, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Natural preservative (Optiphen)

3. H2BNNaturals: Hibiscus Hair Gellie $1.44/oz(etsy)
(contains vegetable glycerin, and vitamin B5, aka panthenol. but you ask her to remove the glycerin, and vitamin b5. she takes customs)

Ingredients:

Hibiscus & Flax Seed Infused Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Whole Leaf Juice, Marshmallow Root, Irish Moss, Pro-Vitamin B5, Xanthan Gum (thickener), Wheat Germ Oil, Coconut Oil, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (anti-microbial), Citric Acid (preservative),  Potassium Sorbate (preservative)

4.Organic Marshmallow roots & Flaxseed Extracts Hair Moisturizer Gel $11.50, 8 oz $1.44/oz(available on etsy)

Note: You can make a custom order without the panthenol, since panthenol is a light protein and can build up on the hair making it feel gummy.

Ingredients:

Infusions of organic flaxseeds and organics marshmallow roots , distilled water, Intense Hydration Complex, Panthenol, Inulin, natural and organic aromatic essences, Geoguard, Carrageenan extract, Potassium sorbate.

5. Sweet Curls Flax Seed Defining Gel $11.50 8oz on etsy.com (you can request additional ingredients under custom order)

Ingredients:

Water infused with marshmallow and horsetail, flax seeds, Polyethylene, polyvinylpyrrollidone, sodium polyacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, organic herbal extracts, panthenol, silk amino acids

6.Curly Kinks Curl Factor -$15 for 8oz $1.88/oz or $23 for 16oz $1.44/oz

Ingredients:

Infused Water (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm), Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root), Glycine Betaine (Beta vulgaris (Beet) Sugar Extract, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sea Kelp Bioferment, Xanthan Gum, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)9th on ingredient list), Almond (Prunus Dulcis) Oil (Sweet Almond Oil), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Citric Acid.

7. New Gellie by Bella Curl $11.95, 8 oz $1.49/oz (etsy.com)

Ingredients:

aqua (distilled), rosa damascena (rose otto) distillate, linum usitatissimum (flax) seed, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate, infused carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil, PEG -50 shea butter, PEG -7 olivate, magnesium chloride, gluconolactone(food additive) (and) sodium benzoate, essential oil blend, cellulose copolymer.

8.CURLSPIRATION Natural Curl Defining Hair Gel $18, 12 oz $1.50/oz (etsy)

Ingredients:

distilled aqua, aqueous extracts of organic linum  usitatissimum (linseed), organic urtica dioica (nettle leaf), organic equisetum arvense (horsetail), organic althaea officinalis (marshmallow root), organic ulmus rubra (slippery elm bark), aloe barbadensis leaf  juice, organic agave nectar, xanthan gum, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, panthenol (6th to last ingredient), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, fragrance, tocopherol, citric acid

9. Green tea curl glaze  $25, 16 oz 1.56/oz

Note: very similar ingredients to kinky curly. Compare price of 16 oz kccc to this. Available on etsy.com and amazon.com

Ingredients:

Botanical extracts of horsetail, marshmallow root, neem leaf, nettle leaf, olive leaf and slippery elm root in purified water, organic green tea extract, aloe vera, agave nectar, pectin, lavender, lemon and lime essential oils, natural fragrance.

10.Curly Girl Silky Custard $12, 8 oz $1.75/oz

Ingredients:

distilled water, certified organic aloe vera gel, certified organic extra virgin coconut oil, bamboo extract, certified organic sunflower oil, rice bran oil, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, wheat germ oil, natural Vitamin E oil, xanthan gum, essential oil blend, potassium sorbate, grapefruit seed extract, phthalate-free fragrance.

11.Herbal Choice Mari Hair Styling GEL for Him & Her $14, 8oz $1.75/oz

Ingredients:

Purified water, organic vodka, organic guar gum (natural plant based), organic sweet orange oil, organic lemongrass oil, organic olive oil, organic apple cider vinegar (raw, unfiltered), organic green tea, organic sage herb, organic bilberry leaf, xanthan gum (natural gum), organic patchouli oil, organic primrose oil, organic thyme oil, organic rose hip oil.

12.Beautiful curls shea butter curl defining gel$14, 8oz. $1.75/oz

Ingredients:

Chamomile (matricaria recutita) extract (aqueous), yarrow (achillea millefolium) extract (aqueous), Certified Fair Trade shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), aloe vera leaf gel (aloe barbadensis), agave nectar, panthenol(6th ingredient, coconut oil, apricot fruit and  ylang ylang flower extracts, guar gum, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, citric acid.

13.Epiphany Naturals Curly Creme with Argan Oil $16, 8oz $2/oz

Ingredients:

Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, EcoCert Propanediol (Vegetable, Corn), Organic Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, EcoCert Trimethylglycine (Beet Sugar), EcoCert Hydrogenated Olea europaea (Olive Oil), EcoCert Olea europaea (Olive Oil), EcoCert Olea europaea (Olive Oil) Unsaponifiables, Organic Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Nut Oil, Argan Oil, Sclerotium (Mushroom) Gum, Organic Hibiscus rosa sinensis (Hibiscus) Leaf / Flower Extract,Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5)(6th to last ingredient), Sclerotium Gum (Vegetable), KOSH Chondrus crispus (Irish Moss / Carrageenan), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Esters, EcoCert Gluconolactone, EcoCert Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance

14.Kinky curly curling custard -$17, 8 oz  $2.12/ oz

Ingredients:

botanical infusion of water, horsetail, chamomile, nettle and marshmallow, organic aloe vera
juice, agave nectar extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), pectic, citric acid, potassium sorbate and natural fragrance.

15. Natural Flaxseed Gel by Blendies $8.50, 4oz $2.13/oz
(available on etsy)

Ingredients:

Bobs Mill Organic Flaxseeds, Organic Castor oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Olive oil, Vitamin E, Essential oil.

16.miessence certified organic shape styling gel $27, 8.5 oz $3.18/oz

Ingredients:

certified organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, xanthan gum, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) gum ,certified organic arctium lappa (burdock) extract, certified organic pelargonium graveolens (geranium) essential oil, certified organic equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, certified organic urtica dioica (nettle) extract, myroxylon pereirae (balsam peru) oil, certified organic rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil, certified organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, certified organic salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, certified organic ethanol (sugar cane alcohol)

17. Herbal Hair Styling Gel, Unscented, 8.5 oz, Strauss Herb Company> $7.39
Ingredients:
Water, gum extract, jack pine extract, chamomile flower extract, calendula flower extract, horsetail herb extract, nettle leaf extract, dandelion leaf extract, red clover flower extract, olive fruit oil, pumpkin seed oil.

18.Koils by Nature Soothing Herbal Peppermint Gel $8.00, 4oz

Ingredients:

Herb infused distilled water infused, aloe vera juice, Shea oil, grape seed oil, macadamia nut oil, *Jamaican Black Castor Oil, carbomer,*organic marshmallow root, *organic slippery elm bark, *Jamaican Black Castor Oil, potassium sorbate, willows bark, lemon & peppermint essential oils, citric acid.

What I love about this list is it contains a wide range of gels created by black entrepreneurs who understand the special needs of our type of hair.  By purchasing products from these black owned hair care lines, we are also supporting and helping to build our community.

Gel in Natural Hair & Styling Preference

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,
Much Love & Blessings,
XOXO
Dee



Maximum Hydration Method on 4c Hair Before and After

Maximum Hydration Method on 4c Hair Before and After

 

Hi luvs,

Today  I’d like to share my progress doing the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen for the past 2 Months.

Ever since I posted the video below showing my progress with the the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen. I’ve been getting a lot of questions concerning my progress.

I’ve been thinking a lot about it and I just wanted to answer and clarify my progress for those of you who may have just started the regimen or are contemplating on starting the regimen.

First I just wanted to clarify that I’m not newly natural. I’ve been natural for five years now. Through the course of being natural, I had never seen curl pattern on my hair.On my May update I mentioned that I truly believed that I had no curl pattern.

I struggled with set styles like twist outs, bantu knots outs etc These styles never set on my hair. They appeared frizzy. If I did get some definition it was on a small area on the front of my hair and by the end of the day this area would frizz up too.

For this reason I hated wearing my hair out and I always wore my hair in updos or twists. My regimen was pretty much the standard weekly regimen. I would wash and treat my hair every weekend and retwist it. My hair was breaking a lot and I was not retaining length.

I  big chopped May last year due to postpartum shedding. Before I started the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen I had been doing GHE with castor oil. I started doing this since the beginning of September 2013 at 3 months post Big Chop. The reason I decided to do GHE with Castor Oil is because I had noticed my hairline was not growing at the same pace as the rest of my hair. I also noticed my hair was very dry and I was hoping this would help with that.

At the 3 months post Big Chop point, I did a video complaining about my dry hair and a lovely viewer and fellow youtuber, Joso Anani recommended I check my porosity because I could be Low Porosity.

After researching about Low porosity, it was just light bulb, after light bulb, after light bulb, everything made perfect sense to me. I had all the symptoms of Low Porosity Hair. I had done a lot of research on how to deal with Low Porosity Hair and was going to do the Cherry Lola Treatment.

I did the home based water test and according to this test, my hair was low porosity. I also ordered a Hair analysis test from Live Curly Live Free  but their results contradicted my water test. They said that my hair porosity was actually normal. This analysis made me hold back on the Cherry Lola, but I proceeded to do GHE with Castor Oil on average about 3-5 days a week.

You can find my reflection at the time here:

3 months post Big Chop.

6 months post Big Chop

Fall Castor Oil Challenge

March this year, I decided to get more serious about the castor oil and GHE, therefore I tried to challenge myself to do it every single night. I also decided to Co-wash every morning, this was partly because my hair was pretty short and I loved the feeling of water on my head every morning.

After being consistent with this for a while my hair started being soft. I thought this meant my hair was moisturized. I also started noticing a few curls at the crown of my head. Around the same time I found this forum post about the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen.

Before I got all my MHM recommended products and ingredients for the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen I mentioned to Pinke (the lady who came up with the regimen) on the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen forum, that I will continue to do GHE overnight and heat my conditioner as I wait for my products. She advised me to:

While you wait, still clarify your hair everyday but more diluted. Do baking soda option to help lift the cuticle before you DC, but only 1.5 teaspoons, with the 1/3 cup of conditioner, and add water (not so much that it gets watery, but enough to foam a little) into an application bottle. Rinse out after 30 mins to an hour under a shower cap. Then do the DC/GHE step and wear a fancy headscarf when you go out over your cap while you GHE during the day.

I used Tresemme Naturals and Giovanni Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner when I did GHE/deep conditioned, as part of the clarifying mixture and as my co-wash. During this time my hair felt brittle and dry, this is when I had the ingredients of these products analysed and I learned the importance of using products which didn’t contain drying ingredients or ingredients that prevented my hair from absorbing moisture.

I was finally able to get my hands on Kinky Curly Knot Today & Kinky curly curling custard  which are MHM recommended products, but before I officially started the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen I took some pictures of my hair.

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You can see from the conditioner only picture that the product was just sitting on my hair forming white residue, a symptom of  low porosity hair.

I continued to experience this white residue for a few days after I had began doing the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen. Eventually my hair started absorbing moisture better and holding it in and the white residue stopped forming.

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Answers to some questions I’ve received:

How often do I do the regimen?

I do the regimen every day or every two days. I have only spaced the regimen to 3 days maybe once. Because I didn’t like that I had to spend more time detangling. So I prefer to do my hair every 1 to 2 days. I also love the feeling of water on my hair.

Which options of the regimen do I do?

I always do the deep condition/GHE overnight option. Because I had great results with GHE previously, so I wanted to continue doing this. Also, because I felt like splitting the regimen into two mini routines(in the morning and evenings) was better for me time wise.

I only did the full regimen at one go about once or twice.

Did I do the regime straight for 2 months?

There were three times in between that I ran out of products and I had to wait for my shipment to arrive. During this time I would clarify in the morning with the baking soda mixture option and then GHE. I would GHE with my hair wet with no product using a plastic bag throughout the day and night. I would tie a satin scarf on top of the plastic bag ’till the next morning. In the morning I would clarify and do it all over again.

If it were during the day and I had to leave the house, I would wear a fancy scarf or hat on top of my satin scarf.

I would do this everyday until I received my products and then I would continue with the regular regimen. This would go on for about 2 weeks at a time

Do I think I’m close to Max Hydration?

I personally don’t think so because I consider this to be when you get root to tip definition on wet hair with no product.

I only have that for a couple of strands at the crown of my head and on the nape area.(These were the first areas that I started noticing curls during my GHE even before I started the regimen) I assume they had a head start in the hydration process.

I do get curls in some area with conditioner only, the gel sets these curls in place and helps other areas that are stubborn to clump as well.

Do I get Frizz and Shrinkage when my hair dries?

As far as frizzing and shrinkage goes, I do have a little shrinkage. The frizzing is at a minimum now, only in areas that are not as hydrated yet. 2nd day hair has more shrinkage, I think this is due to the fact that I run it under the shower to reactivate it.

Do I think I have retained length with this regimen?

My hair is actually retaining length. It’s amazing to see how much my hair has grown in only 2 months of doing this. I look forward to seeing how this will progress in a couple of months to come. The length retention could be attributed to the fact that my hair is getting moisturized and therefore I’m not experiencing breakage. I plan on doing length checks once I reach Maximum Hydration. It would be interesting to see how much length can be retained with this regimen.

Did I struggle with the Wash and Go Part of the regimen (Step 4 & 5 : Leave In & Gel)?

In my May update I mentioned that I was still trying to perfect the Wash & Go part of the regimen. I was going to watch the video uploaded by Pinke demonstrating the technique she uses with this step and practice it on my hair. I think I’m starting to get better and better at the wash and go technique. It’s still a work in progress but it’s much better now. I don’t get the over clumping of sections that I used to get anymore.

Because this process is very new to me and everyone, in order to better keep track of what is going on with my hair, I plan to keep a diary and will share some things that I may be noticing as a reference point from now on.

I hope this helped answering any question y’all may have about my progress. If you have any more questions you can leave them down in the comment section.

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,
Much Love & Blessings,
XOXO
Dee



Maximum Hydration Method Approved Conditioner List

 

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Hi luvs,

I remember when I first found out about the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen, I immediately started looking into my product stash to see if there is anything in there, that I could use with the regimen. To my surprise none of the products I owned had ingredients that were approved for this regimen.

A big principle in the Maximum Hydration Method is that Type 4 hair is very sensitive to most of the ingredients present in products currently on the market. Due to the fact that this hair type starts out very dry and with minimum moisture levels. This is due to some of the properties of this type of hair, such as porosity and curl tightness. These properties hinder this hair texture from absorbing and retaining adequate moisture levels.

Therefore, there are two groups of ingredients that we avoid in this regimen. Ingredients that either:

1. Cause buildup and prevent our hair from absorbing adequate moisture.

2. Those that steal away moisture and prevent our hair from retaining sufficient moisture levels.

In order to adequately care for Type 4 hair and to make sure it is thoroughly moisturized, we need to go beyond the no sulphates, no parabens and cones from the Curly Girl Method and really dig deep into other ingredients that our type of hair is sensitive to.

Below is the list of No-no ingredients that we avoid in this regimen and  a brief explanation of each:

TEA-triethanolamine and other ethanolamines: A drying alcohol derived from ethanol, forms lye salt in water based products and dissolves certain types of hair after long term use (like wearing a product with this ingredient on your hair for the whole day and overnight, or using it daily).

Hydrolyzed wheat protein/ peptides : Bad for low porosity hair and most kinkier Type 4 hair.

Panthenol/Pro-Vitamin B5 :  build up and acts like protein.

Glycerin& Propylene glycol : Pulls moisture out of hair cortex in dry conditions, glycerin is also astringent.

Mineral Oil and waxes :  Builds up and is difficult to remove all residue without shampoo.

Polyquats : Just another version of silicones.

High amounts of quaternary salts build up.

Silicones – build up, can’t be removed without sulphate shampoo.

Denatured and drying alcohol – drying to the hair

Salts and sulphates – Drying to the hair sodium hydroxide or any form of lye or hydroxide/ NaOH: Lye, dissolves hair after long term use.

Ingredients to take note of caution for sensitivities:

Aloe vera juice and Coconut oil. Both can leave the hair feeling hard even though they aren’t official No-No ingredients.

Below is a list of conditioners that have been approved for this regimen. More conditioners will be added to this list in the future, as more products are analyzed.

Conditioners:

1.Kinky Curly Knot Today $11.99 8oz

Maximum hydration approved conditioner kinky curly knot today

2.Curls Curl Ectasy Hair Tea Conditioner $25.00 14 oz

curls curl ectacy maximum hydration approved

3.Curl Junkie BeautiCurls Leave-in Hair Conditioner $19 8oz

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4.Jessicurl Aloeba Daily Conditioner Island Fantasy $17 8oz

Jessicurl Aloeba Daily Conditioner

5.Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner $17 8oz

Jessicurl Too Shea Island Fantasy

6.Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner with Peppermint and Eucalyptus $11 16oz

.Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner with Peppermint and Eucalyptus

7.TRESemme Naturals Radiant Volume Conditioner 25oz

UPDATE:

The old formula has been discontinued in stores and is only available at desktop drugstore.com, last time I checked. It is now out of stock and I don’t know if they will be restocking this same exact formula.

The new formula is NOT recommended for this regimen because it has some drying ingredients.

NEW UPDATE:

Thanks so much to veegirllove on the forum she was able to locate the old formula at Walgreens online and it’s currently on sale for $4.34!!!

Below are the ingredients for the approved version of this conditioner:

Water (Aqua); Cetearyl Alcohol; Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine; Behentrimonium Chloride; Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer; Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract; Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract; Fragrance; Dipropylene Glycol; Potassium Chloride; Lactic Acid; Disodium EDTA; DMDM Hydantoin; PEG-150 Distearate; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Lauroyl Lysine; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone.

 

tresemme naturals radiant volume with sweet orange

 

I know the list seems very limited, but once you start going through ingredients in products it becomes apparent really quick that there are very few products out there, that do not contain at least one of the NO NO ingredients that affects our Type 4 hair’s ability to retain and absorb moisture.

What I love about the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen is that there is really no need for Product Junkeism. Once you choose one of the products on the list and start doing the regimen consistently, there is an immediate improvement on your hair.Which eliminates the need to keep looking for that “perfect” product.

Other lists:

1. The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Gel Recommendation List.

2. The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Clay Recommendation List.

3. Update to The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Conditioner Recommendation List

4. Update to The Maximum Hydration Method Regimen Gel Recommendation List

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,
Much Love & Blessings,
XOXO
Dee



How to prevent knots and tangles on Type 4 Natural Hair

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Hi luvs,

Knots and tangles are one of the biggest reasons why naturals with Type 4 Hair don’t even entertain the idea of wearing a Wash and Go. However, in my experience with the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen, I haven’t had to deal with singles strand knots or tangles. Something I once thought was virtually impossible when wearing a wash and go.

Here are a couple of  helpful tips that we use in the Maximum Hydration Method Regimen that will ensure your hair stays tangle free:

1. Make sure you co-wash and detangle your hair regularly and remove shed hair every time you re-do your hair. This is important because the longer you go between wash and gos, the more shed hairs accumulate in your hair.

Did you know that we shed about 100 hair strands a day. The longer you wait in between your washes the bigger the possibility that those shed hairs will get caught in between your hair strand, resulting in tangles and knots.

Another reason you need to detangle your hair often is due to the bends present in our tightly coiled hair. This makes it even harder for the shed hair to travel down the hair strand without being caught along the way and resulting into tangles and knots.

2. Before you detangle your hair make sure your hair is saturated with conditioner and your hair has been deep conditioned/steamed. The conditioner and the good heat from deep conditioning/ steaming will make your hair easier to deal with when removing shed hair and will also allow for a smoother detangling session.

3. Detangle your hair under running water in the shower. The combination of the conditioning treatment above and water will literally melt any knots and tangles should you find them.

In addition to this you can also employ the following techniques by Pinke in order to ensure your detangling session is a breeze when you do detangle your hair and remove those shed hairs.

Keeping hair perpetually detangled during MHM By Pinke:

Since I do the overnight DC step, my hair tends to smush or tangle during the night if I leave my hair loose. This hasn’t been hard to detangle, but I wanted to speed up my detangling process by avoiding unnecessary matting.

Apply conditioner.
Section hair into about 5-6 sections
French roll
Secure into bun with hair tie/headband
Wear shower cap overnight.

It doesn’t disturb me when I sleep and the hair doesn’t mat because of the french rolling it to position at the perimeter of my head.

I also do the same with the baking soda step, but with shower clips.

French rolling or twisting



Secure into a bun

Shower cap to sleep, in the morning wake up with tangle free hair that is soft and moisturized from the DC step. Detangling takes no time, all that needs to be done is sliding out any shed hairs. Perpetually detangled hair.

I think this could be done on short hair but with smaller sections, and tighter french rolls. This is pretty much the same thing I do to stretch my hair, only I use bobby pins instead of bands, and I do a few more sections.

Tangle Free with Wash & Go hair

Thanx so much for stopping by ♥,
Much Love & Blessings,
XOXO
Dee