So, this is another "perspective" on the maximum hydration method and I just wanted to know what you guys think of this woman research into this method. She claims that this method acts exactly like a jheri curls because we're removing the "shingles" in our hair and add conditioner.
I'll let you know my thoughts but I would really appreciates others thoughts and especially yours too pinkecube if and when you have the time.
Here are the steps to getting a chemical free jheri curl
1. Use gentle, chemical-free shampoo.
Shampoos containing sulfates, alcohols, and plastics are tough on
African-American hair, causing it to become brittle and break more
easily. Using a chemical-free shampoo keeps the hair shaft strong,
providing a good foundation for natural, soft curls.
2. Use a leave-in conditioner. Moisture is key when it
comes to defined curls. While your hair is still wet, cover it with a
good natural leave-in conditioner that contains nourishing ingredients
like shea butter and argan oil. These trap moisture in to keep your hair
3. Section your hair into several parts.
This will make it easier to twist your curls into shape. Each one will
need to be shaped individually. Hold the sections apart using clips.
4.Apply curling custard or cream to the first section.
Curling cream or curling custard are products made with natural
ingredients that promote soft, shiny curls. Apply plenty of product to
the first section, using your fingers and a wide-tooth comb to smooth it
5.Lasts tips requires you twist and night and wake up with nice jheri curls.
Okay so here is my take. Since she never talked about looking at either a maximally hydrated hair and or chemical free done jheri curled hair underneath a microscope and comparing and contrasting the two I don't think she can make the claim that we've lost our "shingles" and or that we are getting the same results of that of a chemical free jheri curl. How would she know what's going with our hair if she hasn't studied it? This is her assumption but she's going on weak evidence. One, she claims that the maximum hydrated method is exactly like that of chemical free jherr curl method. WRONG. We're told NOT to use shampoos and second shampoos can ONLY strip your hair they don't open you're cuticles like acv rinse would or baking soda would.
Then she talks about how this method is simply making our hair more porous....but why would we be told to do light protein treatments every now and then..if the point of this method is to make our hair more porous?
She claims the baking soda is making the hair "more porous" because it's akaline and high in ph level and that's why we're recieving the results that we are BUT she also notes that acv rinse in used in this method and that it is NOT AKALINE AND HIGH IN PH LEVEL BUT CAN BE USED AND YOU'LL SEE THE SAME RESULTS. If you put two and two together then you should note that..if you're claiming that it's the high akaline and high ph level that giving us our results in this method but yet the same method also says that you can use acv rince which is very low in alkine and low in ph levels and still get the same result than you must note that that high ph level and alkaline is not the cause of our results. Plus for a permanent change in hair you would need a ph level of 9...baking soda is 8 and with conditionerand honey at normal ph level of hair 4-7.
I don't think this method is making out hair more porpus. I simple think that she does not understand hair. All we are doing is LIFTING our cuticles (barries around our hair) and putting moisture in our hair. Not ruining our hair by opening our hair strands.
Then she claims we only get results (or curly hair) when we put product in but I guess she didn't read the part where we're suppose ot be seeing results WITHOUT PRODUCT!
I could go on but the fact that she claims that those two methods are the same without acknowledge the major difference...clay/deep conditioning/the amount of time...and how does she even know that the chemical free jheri curlw works..or the results of it compared to our results. You can't get good results without the clay with max hydration method which the chemical free jherri curls method doesn't have...so yeah.
Edited by naturallyme247 - Aug 29 2014 at 10:40am