“The only ‘hair type’ to strive for is energy.That’s wise advice hairstylist and Juices & Botanics founder Whitney Eadie shared with me to unlock the mystery of my curly hair. My own thick, curly hair escaped me. Little did I know that the sulfates and parabens that were pumping into my strands weren’t doing me any favors. After that hurtful journey, I realized that I wasn’t cursed by my curls, I was just not taking care of them. I completely changed my mindset from “managing” my hair to maximizing curls.
Understanding my hair was the key to actually loving it. By using natural products for curly hair that are specifically designed to nourish and define your natural hair texture, wash day shouldn’t be a chore or a struggle. Hard to do. How many products out there promise to make your life easier just to keep your hair dry and tangle-free?
Feature image by Riley Reid.
Using natural ingredients and products free of sulfates, phthalates and parabens will help restore the best curl patterns for long, strong hair. is always a good idea for any hair type, from loose waves to coiled curls. Consulted and back excited about the possibilities of my own curl mop, Eaddy advocates for all hair and helps it to be in its healthiest condition. Read on to discover her healthy hair care credo for enhancing and defining your curls with natural products for curly hair.
What is your hair type?
After all, the typical way to classify hair types is outdated. After years of experience as a hair stylist and founder, Eaddy found that the distinction between 1-4 and ac hair was too narrow, and all curls We believe that we cannot adequately explain the diversity of
“Honestly, hair typing is something I disagree with,” she says. “With over 20 years of experience in textured and natural hair care, I understand that structurally all hair is more alike than most people realize. Because it is so general, 3-4 categories with 3-4 subcategories cannot cover the diversity of all textures and curl patterns.Many people with textured hair have multiple textures and It has a curl pattern.”
How can I bring out my natural curls?
Eaddy says that for most people, it’s more helpful to focus on nourishing and moisturizing their hair rather than obsessing over hair type. “I’m battling proper hydration and water balance,” she tells me. We believe in weightless hydration and ultra-penetrating formulas that deliver real benefits to dry, undernourished strands, regardless of the ‘type’ of curls, kinks, or waves.
Any tips for fixing damaged curls?
According to Eaddy, “The best way to repair damaged curls is to start hydrating your hair. Without proper moisture, your strands are unprotected and the cycle of breakage continues.
There are ways to moisturize your hair by tweaking your wash routine. Even without changing products, habits like sleeping on silk pillows and steaming your hair can help lock in more moisture—Eaddy is a big fan of the latter. “Hair steaming is a must in your routine. Regardless of your curl pattern, low or high porosity, your strands can absolutely benefit from this amazing practice,” she says. “Steam is my favorite way to start the hydration process and one of the best ways you can do to pamper and prime your hair for moisture retention.
Not used to steaming your hair? Don’t worry. Just like its name, it uses targeted steam to moisturize your hair. This can be done using hair tools and spas. Eaddy explains: This allows for optimal hydration and ultimate water retention. Properly steamed hair is properly styled hair and the benefits are unmatched. “
What are the best ingredients for curly hair?
Eaddy recommends using natural products for curly hair. Botanicals and plant-derived oils, butters and essentials Her oils are the best ingredients for a healthy scalp and strong hair. “Ingredients such as hibiscus extract, mango seed butter, chia seed oil, papaya and grape seed oil are all natural ingredients and contain no harsh additives.”
But it’s important to know that not all hair treatments are created equal. Eaddy recommends avoiding strong sulfates and dry alcohol. is best avoided as it interferes with