| Naturaltash1 wrote:|
@ pinkecube what actually are you looking for when
you say that you examine your curls after the bentonite step? I'm just
trying to get a better understanding of what to look for after
So after ur hair is completely rinsed, you are
looking for signs of increased moisture retention, and strands that have
max hydration. The earliest signs of moisture retention i noticed, is
when you touch your roots, you will feel coils/ bumps.
visible signs are just how much clumping you have. For example, some
strands even though wet, may not clump at all. Others will clump just at
the tips. Others will clump a 4th of the way up the strand, others half
way up the strand, and others will clump all the way to the roots(max
It being able to do that with no product and your
hair is completely clean, just a bit wet, shows that your hair is
weighing down from the inside of your hair cortex, due to retained
moiture in the cortex, allowing the curl to become uniform without
As you begin to do this regimen, the more times you
repeat the regimen, the more you will notice the clumps move up some of
your hair strand. So for me each time i do my hair, i check after the
bentonite clay rinse for progress.
Once the strand has clumped
all the way up to the tip, you have reached max hydration. The goal is
to see that progress increase all over your head, and eventually reach
max hydration all over your hair strands. Some strands will get there faster than others, they don't all reach max hydration at the same time.
You will find that at this point, your hair even
if you let it dry, once it has reached max hydration the root to tip
definition stays. And as you define your curls, they will pop as if you
had put gel in it, when you have only applied conditioner. So basically getting definition during styling is easier.
Heres a video that demonstrates total max hydration:
Edited by pinkecube - May 11 2014 at 1:23pm