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Two options for moisturizing and sealing natural hair between washings

February 06, 2013 -- Urban Salon Finder

There are so many different ways to moisturize natural hair that one can get confused about which regimen to choose.  Unfortunately there is no exact answer, and the only way to find what works best for your hair type is by trial and error.  One option is to apply about a nickel-sized amount of a light lotion or cream leave-in conditioner.  These are usually labeled "daily conditioner" and list water as the first ingredient.  You could then seal your hair with a nickel-sized amount of grapeseed, almond, or jojoba oil--all which are very effective.  Another option is to mix 1 tablespoon of the conditioner with 1 pint of distilled water and put it in a spray bottle.  Spritz your hair to moisturize and then seal with the oil of your choice.  Remember to concentrate mostly on your ends and to wash your hair frequently to avoid product buildup.

Use a lemon hair treatment for removing buildup and adding shine

December 23, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

A lemon treatment can help remove product buildup from your hair and add a brilliant shine.  To make, combine the juice from 1 large lemon with about 1 tablespoonful of conditioner.  To use, first rinse your hair thoroughly with water.  Second, wash your scalp (preferably with conditioner).  Third, pour the lemon treatment over your head and distribute throughout your hair.  Fourth, rinse your scalp and hair thoroughly with water and then condition and style as usual.  A lemon treatment is a healthy and natural way to moisturize, cleanse, and clarify and can be used whenever your hair looks dry and dull.

Washing hair with conditioner is a healthier choice

January 08, 2012 -- Urban Salon Finder

Most shampoos contain harsh detergents that can strip hair of moisture and amino acids and make it look dry and dull.  This is harmful because hair needs to retain some natural oils to protect it and the scalp.  Fortunately, you can wash your hair by applying conditioner to your scalp, gently rubbing your scalp with your fingertips to wash it, and then thoroughly rinsing your hair and scalp with water.  Now your hair and scalp are clean, and you may continue with your normal conditioning routine.  This technique works well and is much healthier for your hair.

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