One of the main prob­lems I have expe­ri­enced with my type 4 hair is dry­ness. This hair type in par­tic­u­lar requires a lot of mois­ture, and mois­ture reten­tion is often a big issue. Over the years, I have learned that there are cer­tain things that need to be done or added to my reg­i­men to help boost the mois­ture in my hair, thus increas­ing mois­ture reten­tion.

A Good Deep Con­di­tion­er

I have learned that one of the main ways to boost mois­ture in type 4 hair is to deep con­di­tion reg­u­lar­ly. When I wash my hair, I try to make sure deep con­di­tion­ing is a part of my reg­i­men. I have to be hon­est, there were times when I would choose not to deep con­di­tion. My hair felt so dry and I couldn’t fig­ure out why. When I began includ­ing this step in my reg­i­men again, I saw a big change. So, If you have been slack­ing on deep con­di­tion­ing, try increas­ing how often you do so. You will notice a dif­fer­ence in how mois­tur­ized your hair feels and how long it stays mois­tur­ized.

Camille Rose Nat­u­ral Deep Con­di­tion­er

 

Aloe Vera Juice

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Aloe vera juice is great for con­di­tion­ing hair. It allows for increased absorp­tion and mois­ture reten­tion in hair. On wash­days, pri­or to apply­ing my mois­tur­iz­ers, I spray my hair with aloe vera juice. This clos­es the hair’s cuti­cles and allows for a smooth appli­ca­tion of hair prod­ucts. Clos­ing the hair’s cuti­cles also locks in mois­ture from any con­di­tion­er or deep con­di­tion­er that was used. Since adding aloe vera juice to my hair reg­i­men, I have noticed an increase in mois­ture reten­tion when used on wash­days.

 

Clar­i­fier

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Type 4 hair often requires a lot of thick but­ters and creams for long last­ing mois­ture. The prob­lem with using the­se heavy prod­ucts is that they cause pro­duct buildup. Clean, clar­i­fied hair increas­es hair’s mois­ture reten­tion. There­fore, hair should be prop­er­ly cleansed and clar­i­fied to remove any pro­duct buildup and increase mois­ture. There are sev­er­al ways to clar­i­fy hair: using an apple cider vine­gar rin­se, bak­ing soda, clay hair masks, or a clar­i­fy­ing sham­poo.

Which of the­se tech­niques have you tried on your nat­u­ral hair to boost mois­ture?

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15 Comments on "Type 4 Naturals: 3 Products to Add to Your Regimen to Boost Moisture"

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Elesha Albert

I’ve tried all 3 and my hair does love aloe Vera juice ALOT!! I’ll give it a try as a leave in spritz before apply­ing styling prod­ucts to hair and see how that works

Tonia682

I use all 3, but, I sus­pect aloe juice makes my hair hard.

hann

I real­ly am unsure about how to use apple cider vine­gar. is it before or after sham­poo? How should i dilute it? please help! x

Staci Elle

Its after sis. most peo­ple dilute it I believe its 50/50. I will ask my sis she does this all of the time.

Essence

ACV should be use in place of the sham­poo. it clar­i­fies your hair so to then put on sham­poo would just be dou­ble work.

suchanewbie

This is the first time I’ve seen a post on how to use aloe vera juice. On the front page there’s a list of prod­ucts every new nat­u­ral should buy and a link for where to buy the prod­ucts, but it doesn’t say why you should buy them and what they do. I think that would be help­ful to include.

lis

I’ve found this REALLY helps.…aloe Vera juice, veg­etable glyc­er­ine, plus an oil you like.…MOISTURE for days.…even in winter.….and leave apple cider vine­gar on hair…don’t wash off

md

But ACV smells hor­ri­ble, I can­not get past the smell. The smell does not both­er you??

Tonia682

Your recipe sounds great!

Jasmine S

I’m con­fused about how to use aloe Vera juice , should I use after I deep con­di­tion?

samename

I use my aloe vera juice AFTER I rin­se out my con­di­tion­er. Because aloe vera is refrig­er­at­ed both the cool temp and nat­u­ral prop­er­ties of aloe vera close my cuti­cles to help my hair retain the mois­ture. I must say that using aloe vera juice gives my hair an amaz­ing shine!! I also use it to refresh my hair in between wash­es. Check out nap­tural85s chan­nel for a video on how she uses it in her wash day rou­tine! Hope that helps!

Dee

As a type 4 nat­u­ral, I’m so mad at the fact that I’m aller­gic to aloe vera.

alt-K

I’m sad that I’m aller­gic to coconut oil. So I under­stand your strug­gle, sis :)

OXxo

Lots of peo­ple are aller­gic to some­thing. You just have to find ways round it. Luck­i­ly there are oth­er humec­tants out there.

Tabatha

Yay! I have and use all 3! For the deep con­di­tion­er I switch between Camille Rose and Hawai­ian Silky’s Argan deep con­di­tion­er. I love how my hair feels with both.

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