While everyone’s hair has its own special needs, the number one objective when developing a natural hair care routine should always be to keep it moisturized. Working with moisturized hair leads to less knotting, breakage and promotes the overall health of your strands.
Our range of products was created with this goal and this goal only, keeping afro-textured/African hair moisturized. Hence our tagline #discovermoisture.
The products are simple to use and are suitable for natural, relaxed, dreadlocked and colour treated hair.
HOW TO USE THE PRODUCTS?
For a simple regimen, we suggest that you build your hair care regimen as below. But some tips before we get started, always set out some time to care for your hair so you are not in a hurry and or under stress. Wash day should be fun and fulfilling not a day from hell.
STEP 1: Pre-poo (time needed 3-10 minutes)
Apply the rich conditioner as a pre-shampoo treatment to dry hair. It’s best to leave it in for a few minutes till you can feel your hair has absorbed the product. This step makes it so much easier to work with your hair for every step hereafter.
Be generous with the product but don’t use too much product.
Section your hair as it continues to absorb the product and either twist/braided it up or use a hair clip or hair tie to keep the sections intact. A useful trick I have learned here is to get the sections as straight as possible on your scalp to avoid forcefully grabbing hair from another section.
STEP 2: Detangle (time needed 20 minutes)
Stretch out your section and with your fingers gently pull out any shed hairs that have already settled into your ends.
Use your fingers again to make sure every strand in the section is strectched out and proceed to detangle with either a wide toothed comb or the trust old fingers.
Detangle your head working from the first section you created to the last to ensure each of them has had a little more time to absorb the condiitoner.
You can now leave your hair like this under a shower cap for about 10 minutes if it has been really dry and especially if you have just taken off a protective style like braids.
STEP 3: Shampoo (time needed 5-10 minutes)
Rinse out the conditioner and Shampoo your hair as usual with our sulfate-free shampoo. Make sure to foam up the shampoo in your hands first before applying it directly to your scalp. We picked up this wonderful tip from the internet and let’s just say it has been a game-changer for many of us. It means less product used and an easy way to ensure you are not over-washing your scalp. Think of it like using a foam cleanser on your face rather than directly applying a bar of soap.
Something to point out here as well, some people like to wash their hair sections while others don’t. It’s really up to you. Washing in sections, however, reduces the amount of detangling you will have to do in the long run. I highly recommend it.
STEP 4: Deep Condition (time needed 15-30 minutes)
Once you have rinsed out your shampoo, wrap your hair in a towel or t-shirt to soak up as much of the water in it as possible. It is always easier and safer for your hair strands to work with damp hair rather than soaking wet hair.
If you washed your hair in sections, this is where you save time. Apply the deep treatment masque comb through to detangle and distribute the product in each section and repeat throughout your head. If you didn’t, well just re-section your hair and proceed.
Wear a shower cap and leave the product in for 10- 30 minutes or longer if you like. You can make you wait time shorter by picking up your favourite book/magazine or catch up on some social media by applying heat. Use either a hot towel, a hooded drier or a steam drier(make sure to remove the shower cap if you are using a steamer). When using heat, you don’t need to leave it in for longer than 15 minutes though 10 minutes works too. 😊
Rinse off the deep treatment and you are nearly on your way. It is still a good idea to keep your hair in sections.
STEP 5: Leave-in Conditioner (time needed 5 minutes)
Apply the hydrating butter as you leave-in conditioner or as the cream ‘C’ if you use the LOC/LCO method.
Style your hair as usual. Yes you can lose the sections now 😊.
STEP 6: Re-Moisturize (time needed 5-10 minutes)
Sometimes your hair will dry out between washes. Pay special attention to how your ends feel to figure out your best time to re-moisturize. For some of us, it’s every other day, while for others just once a week and yet for others never.
We recommend the moisture milk for this purpose, whenever you feel your hair starts to feel dry, especially if your hair is in its open state (meaning unbraided). Simply spray some water into your hair and apply a small amount of product throughout your hair.
If your hair is in braids or any other protective style you can dilute the product by adding some into your water bottle and spray it on as needed.
And there you have it a complete wash routine with the entire range of Mosara Hair care products. Happy Hair to you all.