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Finding It Hard To Keep Relaxed Or Flat Ironed Hair Moisturized Without Weighing It Down?

Silk wrap method is typically used by women with relaxed hair that find it hard to keep their hair moist and conditioned for long periods of time. The plastic from the saran wrap in combination with the heat of your body will give your hair a sauna effect that draws moisture from your body, and is collected and preserved by the plastic. The goal of the silk wrap method is to keep your hair moisturized to prevent breakage. The ends of your hair are really delicate, and are more prone to breakage, and must receive adequate levels of moisture. The silk wrap method can be used daily after moisturizing and sealing your hair to lock in moisture.

Most women with relaxed hair struggle with deciding to moisturize and seal their hair because they don’t want to weigh their hair down with products but, relaxed hair definitely needs to be sealed and moisturized. Try using light oils like jojoba oil or avocado oil and a dime size amount of water based leave in conditioner cream and apply it to the very ends of your hair. 

Wrap your hair at night by combing your hair to the left half forward, smoothing as you go. Using large bobby pins, place the first pin at the nape, then place one at the crown. Comb or brush the hair clockwise as you work, adding a bobby pin along the way about 2 inches from previous pin. Repeat until you work your way all the way back around to the first bobby pin. This method can also be used while your hair is in pin curls. Wrap the saran wrap around your entire head once wrapped to the left and once wrapped to the right to secure it from both sides and reduce slippage.

Silicone Break Down 

Slicones are made up of synthetic oils that can add temporary shine, luster, and reduce frizz. The problem with silicones is that these unnatural oils can coat the hair and seal out moisture which is terrible for ethic

 hair. Conditioner sole purpose is to repair and moisturize your hair. 

Silicones may be too heavy for fine or limp hair, and produce a greasy look, knowing your hair type helps you focus on the best ingredients to use. The top ingredients to look for in conditioner include emollients, humectants, proteins, and moisturizers.

Silicone Hair Product Check Off List 

These particular silicone ingredients build up on the hair and will require a surfactant-based shampoo to remove them. 
Avoid using products with ingredients whose name end in -cone like: 

*Cetyl Dimethicone
*Cyclomethicone
*Steary Dimethicone
* Trimethylsilylamodimethicone
*Amodimethicone


Water- Soluble Non- Building Silicones- are water-soluble, lightweight silicones that provides very little buildup. It is often used in conditioning shampoos. 

*Amodimethicone
*Cyclomethicone/Cyclopentasiloxane
*Trimethylsilylamodimethicone 
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SILICONE BREAK DOWN

Cyclomethicone- evaporates and won’t build up on your hair. It gives a silky, smooth feel and leaves the hair with incredible slip when wet and is found in both leave-on and rinse-off products.

Dimethicone Copolyol- is a water-soluble, lightweight silicone that provides very little buildup. It is often used in conditioning shampoos.

Amodimethicone- (or silicones that have “amo”, “amine” or “amino” in their name) is a different kind of silicone that is chemically modified to stick to your hair better. That means it conditions well but it can also be more challenging to remove. Amodimethicone is commonly used in leave-in conditioners.

Dimethicone -dimethicone coats hair, providing great shine and conditioning to the hair. However, because it’s so water insoluble, it can be difficult to remove. Additionally, this heavy coating is more likely to attract dirt and pollutants from the air, making the hair feel weighed down. Dimethicone is often found in serums and other leave-on products.