First things first, the products in ECO Styler gel are; water, carbomer, hydrolized wheat protein, PVP, glycerine triethanolamine, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, polysorbate 20, yellow 5, tetrasodium EDTA, fragrance. Long informative post.
So I've been experimenting with several hair rinses lately; I've done the ACV rinse and now a black tea rinse and soon enough I'll be doing a rice water rinse. So a black tea rinse as the name implies its rinsing your hair with black tea completely saturating it and, leaving it in for a bit then rinsing it off.
First things first, there is a lot of controversy on whether to wash with shampoo or co-wash because shampoo strips the hair (Dedicated post on sulphate or no sulphate coming soon).
The theory behind ACV rinses is that it helps to alleviate an itchy scalp, exfoliates the scalp and gives the hair shine.
Now moisture is basically water but in this post moisture will be centred on conditioning and deep conditioning.
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A lot of people are against trimming because they feel it just cuts off retained length and some others feel it makes their hair healthier and will in the long run help it grow.
Low manipulation styles are styles that limit how you manipulate your hair, with these styles in you dont have to comb or plait or twist or do anything much with your hair. Its an 'I woke up like this' style.
It's quite obvious that manipulation is necessary, you need to detangle your hair, you need to style it, you need to wash but it can be too much that's why over manipulation is a thing.
Detangling is basically the removal of tangles from the hair, as we all know natural African hair is very prone to tangles because of it's coils and curls so detangling is not only important but also stressful.