Dry hair … It’s our biggest nightmare and has the ability to ruin any colour treatment, wash and go, twist out or bantu knot out.
Can you imagine a wash and go with just the right amount of volume but it’s dull, and looks and feels dry? The root of the problem? Your roots; more specifically your scalp.
Dry hair is usually brought on by a dry scalp that does not produce enough natural oils (sebum) to moisturise the scalp and by extension the hair shaft. In other cases of dry hair, enough sebum is not produced to coat the entire hair shaft which lends to breakage since parts of the hair are drier than others.
The most obvious and common solution to this problem is to simply add moisture to help your hair. Products such as conditioners, hair masques, hair lotions, leave-in conditioners, moisturisers and oils were designed to do just that, help provide and lock in moisture.
One product worth taking note of is Jamaica-made Crème de la Crème Moisturiser by Ettenio. It was made to combat dry and damaged hair by infusing some of the best moisturising agents nature has to offer. The all natural moisturiser contains ingredients such as distilled water, marshmallow, coconut milk, Jamaican black castor oil, aloe vera juice, honey, shea butter and many others. Having been made from organic ingredients, its smell is subtle and not heavily fragranced.
The formula is heavy, thick, and creamy; very similar to a body cream. Such a consistency lends to a lot of added moisture because it has its own ability to moisturise, and having been infused with natural oils, it has it’s own sealing property.
In the previous blog post, you would have noted that I’d cut my hair off because I didn’t like how dry it looked and felt. Even with short hair, my dry hair problem had not gone away. I picked up this product at Fontana Pharmacy to be my moisturiser, but as I read more into the product description I realised it could be a styling product for coils and braid outs etc.
In the picture below, I’ve only used Ettenio’s Crème de la Crème and Kirby’s 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Here are the results after I stretched my roots to add volume.
I spritzed my hair with water, raked in some of the product, followed by castor oil. I then smooth the product into a very small section of my hair using my fingertip and twist the end around my index finger to form the coil. When air dried, my hair was soon soft and was visibly moisturised.
If you’re tired of dry hair, try combining Kirby’s 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Ettenio’s Crème de la Crème Moisturiser to style and ensure your hair’s health. Both products were made in Jamaica and are available at any Fontana Pharmacy near you.