| Christine UK wrote:|
I am going to try the maximum hydration therapy,
however, I do like to co-wash, but I still like to use shampoo at least
once a week, so I have a few questions:
(1) Can I
achieve maximum hydration levels and not fully follow the curly girl
method? I like to use sulphate-free and silicone -free shampoo. In
fact, I make my own using gentle surfactants. Is that okay or will it
affect my results?
(2) My hair is not of low
porosity, so do I still need to do the cherry lola etc, or can skip this
step and proceed to the ACV clarification steps onwards?
(3) How much vinegar should I be adding to the bentonite clay wash?
what you are doing here. I think it is going to blow up big time. I
am hoping to get good results before I start shouting from the roof
tops. Cannot wait to get started. Keep up the good work.
Christine Welcome to the MHM journey.
With this method you will not
need to use shampoo. This method steps away from the curly girl method
as the clarifcation steps are mandatory. Curly girl method is all about
cowashing, which i believe causes build up for type 4 hair and makes it
impossible for us to reach max curl hydration. So i am no longer
refering this as the curly girl method, this is focused on getting the
highest potential for kinky hair, especially type 4 and 4c hair. That's
why this is being called the Max Hydration Method.
clarification steps are very effective in lifting off and dissolving
build up and product residue from the hair, and they are
multifunctional. You will find you wont need shampoo at all, your hair
and scalp is going to be very clean. It's one of the main importance in
this regimen, getting off build up. So it's covered, no need to worry
about ur hair not being clean enough.
The bakingsoda and acv
step helps to remove build up from the hair, are antifungal,
antibacterial, and conditioning. The bakingsoda step lifts the cuticle
in preparation for deep conditioning. This is advantageous for low
porosity types, but is also effective for high porous types as well. You
may find that you like alternating between both rinses, so don't think
of the BS rinse as being off limits b/c ur high porosity. At the end of
the routine your cuticle would have been properly closed either way.
The second clarification step is actually the bentonite clay step
It is a mask that pulls toxins and left over product residue from the
first step, out of the hair. It further clarifies the hair of what step 1
may have missed, and it lifts the cuticle in preparation for the leave
in conditioner step. It also enhances curl definition and is
conditioning and strengthening to the hair.
2. The cherry
lola caramel treatment is beneficial for high porosity hair as well. I
emphasize it for low porosity as being important, but high porous and
normal porsous hair can benefit from it as well. I say experiment with
it once and see if you like it, there's no risk or downside.
3. For the bentonite clay wash add a tablespoon or 2 of acv.
Thank you very much for your support, i hope this spreads too. Welcome to Team Max Hydration!
Edited by pinkecube - May 26 2014 at 1:55pm