Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Maximum Hydration Method Experience

There has been some buzz in the natural hair community about a new "method" or regimen that promises to transform low porosity dry 4C hair into hydrated, easier to manage hair without the frizz. Now I am high porosity 4A but I do have issues with dryness from time to time so I decided to look into this method. I read about it on various blog sites such as blackgirllonghair.com and curlynikki.com and completely dismissed it as it is a very tedious process. I will not go over every detail of the routine here but if you would like to do your own research on it you may do so by visiting the website here: Max Hydration Method 


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration line Review

Happy Autumn! It's that time of year again where you may or may not need to tweak your hair regimen. If you've been following me on Instagram (@BesosFeron) you know I have been doing some experimenting with different products, methods, and regimens. About a month ago, I was on a mission to find either the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil line or the Manuka Honey line. Alas, I went to every CVS in my area and they were either sold out or didn't carry it so luckily my local Target had the Manuka Honey line. This line promotes itself as being a dry hair recipe and typically in the cooler months, preventing dry hair is of the utmost importance to naturals. 

The three advertised ingredients are specifically for preventing moisture loss and hydrating the hair. As stated by the brand: Manuka Honey has anti-inflammatory properties to sooth the scalp and helps create moisturizing barrier; Mafura Oil has high levels of beneficial oleic acid to help replenish oils stripped from the hair; and African Rock Fig contains antioxidant vitamin C which helps to keep the hair looking vibrant. Now that sounds like the perfect recipe for a cold weather product line! I have used the entire line and I must say I was impressed with some of the line. Here's my review and results of how it worked for me.