| natural essence wrote:|
thanks for the reply Pinke
I am usually always in conditioner and a shower cap when at home so this should be easy!
would like to know the rationale for doing the clay wash after deep
conditioning...does the clay not remove all of the conditioning benefits
from the previous step?
Would we get the same results if we reversed those 2 steps? just a thought
i get this question a lot. The bentonite clay step is very important.
It will not remove the conditioning benefits from the previous step.
really it will add to it. But the importance of the step is to further
remove build up and pull toxins from the hair. Step 1 will not remove
all of it.
Secondly , it lifts the cuticle, preparing the hair for moisture absorption in the leave in conditioner step.
it conditions the hair and is one of the things that make your curls
really pop. I actually skipped the step once out of lazyness on my
friend's hair. The difference was a lot. I spent significantly
less time having to coax his hair into a curl, it was already curling by
the time i rinsed it out, and his hair wasn't white with the
conditioner. Areas that didnt curl/define before curled up easy, so the
bentonite clay step is important.
Without clay step:http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page21.html
With clay step:http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page48.html
Also another user Sugabanana discovered she was doing the regimen out of order, and that when she fixed it, she got better results and noticed a difference in how her hair responded.
The benefit of it defining curls is
why it is done before the leave in step.
Also, if you were choosing the acv option, it would be even more ineffective to switch the order of the regimen, since acv closes the cuticle.
the first clarification step is used primarily to remove gel residue.
The first to steps are better at lifting and sliding off the product due
to their astringent like properties. The bentonite clay step is a clay.
Clay is meant to form a mask on the hair and pull toxins and residue
off that way. and you don't want full styling product to already be on
your hair when you do it or it won't be as effective.
why the order and every step in conjunction is important. In isolation
or mixed around, these become just a bunch of random treatments on the
hair that won't have their highest potential in working. But done in
order, with each step's function accounted for it becomes a system. the
puzzle pieces all match up and have a certain function that relies on
all the other steps to most efficiently get hydration in the hair. It's
very controlled way of moisturizing where you know exactly what you are
doing is going to work the same way each time and why. That's why
changes and improvement are seen so fast. There's no guesswork. The research has been done, all you have to do is do it.
Edited by pinkecube - May 19 2014 at 9:47pm