Updated: Jan 1, 2021
This coronavirus has hit us hard and shut us down! As a result, we aren't allowed in the salon and you may be struggling with how to care for your hair at home. I'm going to walk you through the hair routine I use for Kamali. Keep in mind no curl is created equally. What might work on my daughter or your favorite YouTuber may not be so good for you. Feel free to alter this regimen to your liking.
Let's start with a clean scalp. Whether you choose to use a sulfate-free shampoo or co-wash be sure to pay close attention to your scalp. Saturate your hair with water and put the cleanser directly on your scalp. Use the balls of your fingertips to lift andy buildup from the scalp. Rinse and repeat. I recommend using a clarifying shampoo (like Mizani® Moisture Fusion Gentle Clarifying Shampoo) biweekly as your 1st shampoo to gently remove product buildup.
TIP: If your hair is long or super thick sectioning your hair into 6-8 twists will allow you to get to your scalp easier.
After rinsing the shampoo thoroughly apply the conditioner from root to tip, concentrating on the ends, since its the dryest part of your hair. Detangling now would be a good idea. The extra slip of the conditioner makes it easier.
Using a wide-tooth comb start detangling from tip to root. Be gentle, hair is the most fragile when wet. Go section by section until you are done. DO NOT detangle dry hair it will lead to breakage, Spritz with water or leave-in conditioner first.
This step should be repeated bi-weekly. Hair masks penetrate the cuticle and hydrate the hair. Try Mizani Moisture Fusion Intense Moisturizing Mask your curls will thank you!
TIP: I suggest limiting protein treatments to monthly or bi-monthly use.
Moisturize and Seal
In my opinion, this is the most important step. So many of my clients complain of dry hair. For one oil is not a moisturizer! The only thing that moisturizes your hair is water. It's important to spritz your hair with water and use water-based moisturizers. Oil is used to seal or trap the water in the cuticle. The process I use is called the L.O.C Method.
Liquid: can be water or liquid leave-in conditioner. Totally your choice.
Oil: some of my favorites are jojoba, avocado, and shea butter.
Cream: use a cream leave-in conditioner or water-based moisturizer/curl defining creme.
Layering these products in order is essential.
TIP: When using the oil a little goes a long way. Too much oil leads to product buildup, which leads to dry hair. And we all know what comes with dry hair...breakage.
Limit heat as much as possible. Try twists, braids, or wash and go. Keeping your hair in low manipulation styles aid in keeping it healthy.
We do this every night in order to keep her hair manageable and moisturized.
Mist hair with water or a leave-in like MIZANI 25 Miracle Milk and seal with an oil. (This can be done anytime your hair feels dry)
Retwist/braid or pineapple your hair
Use a satin pillowcase or cover hair with a satin bonnet/scarf
I know that was a lot! Hopefully, it helps. You guys can reach out to me at any time. I'm here for you