Sweet Pre Poo
If you suffer from dry, brittle, or damaged hair then moisture will be your best friend. Agave nectar is one of natures finest humectant that contains sources of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron. When these natural properties come in contact with hair it can serve as a healthy dose of humectants that pack a punch of moisture that will blow dryness and damage out of the water
literally. Using a humectant like agave nectar will attract water in your hair and help you to retain moisture.
Dryness is the mother of breakage and breakage is the father of short hair. Agave nectar will help to seal in moisture and create a film on the cuticles of your hair to help moisten and flatten which helps to create smoothness and manageability. To nourish your hair with agave nectar simply pour the content in a bowl and mix in some of your favorite oils and natural products like like coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, glycerin, and aloe vera gel to concoct the perfect mixture for a pre- poo. This pre poo mixture should be used prior to washing or co- washing your hair and left on for 30 minutes or more. Agave nectar can be purchase online and in most grocery food stores.
Is Your Hair Sensitive To Protein?
If you are sensitive to protein your hair will immediately become tough, brittle, dry, and hard to manage as soon as you apply the product. It’s best to test the product on one section of your hair before applying it to your entire head. If you are sensitive to protein you will want to stay away from products that include proteins to avoid a overload. It is veryimportant to give yourself a protein treatment to strengthen your hair but, if you are sensitive you will not want to apply a protein treatment in the normal time frame of every 6-8 weeks you will need to stretch your treatments out further, maybe every 8-12 weeks.
If your hair has little to no stretching , and it breaks or snaps easily then most likely you need to increase the moisture levels in your hair, because dry brittle hair leads to breakage ,so avoid these extra proteins as much as possible. Try looking for shampoos, conditioners, leave in conditioners, and leave in sprays that contain emollient oils to smooth and infuse your hair with moisture like: olive oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, glycerin, flower extract, chamomile, and honey to add suppleness and moisture.
Look for these following ingredients on the back of your hair products to avoid adding to much protein to your regimen.
Sources of protein found in hair care products:
hydronized wheat protein
amino acidssoy protein
keratin amino acids
milk and panthenol may have the same effects as protein soybean seed extract
Infuse Your Hair With Moisture By Co-washing
Co-washing is a method of cleansing the hair using conditioner in place of shampoo. Co-washing replaces shampoos which contain sulfates, sulfates are found in washing up detergents. You want your hair to look clean, and feel clean, but most sulfate shampoos do have a tendency to dry hair out.
Conditioners deposit a lightweight coating for a silky texture, which aids in detangling. The key to co-washing is to find a conditioner that contains no silicones. Silicones coat the hair strand and stop moisture from entering which kind of defeats the purpose of co-washing. Co-washing can leave your hair feeling clean, soft, and moisturized. Co-washing can be done once a week up to five times a week depending on your hair type, life style and schedule.