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How To Prep Natural Hair for Ultimate Success During Styling

How To Prep Natural Hair for Ultimate Success During Styling

Like most things in life, the key to any flawless hairstyle is prep work. Prepping your hair before styling allows you to have a fresh start, and leaves your hair moisturized and strengthened,💪🏾 allowing you to tackle any hairstyle of your choosing with confidence!

Cleanse and cleanse again!🚿💦
The foundation of hair prep starts with clean, healthy hair and scalp. Clean hair and scalp provide each style with a fresh start, setting you up for maximum success when you style!🙌🏾  Shampoos that are sulfate-free are great in cleansing your hair without stripping your strands of their natural, precious oils. If your hair is particularly weighed down in product, a clarifying shampoo is great to use once or twice a month! The Melanin Haircare African Black Soap Reviving Shampoo is an excellent clarifying shampoo that is filled with nourishing and anti-inflammatory oils like tea tree, black cumin seed, rosemary, and peppermint to soothe and heal the scalp while cleansing.

To cleanse, start on wet hair and apply shampoo directly to your scalp and work into a lather. Once you massage the shampoo onto your scalp, draw the excess lather down the length of your hair to cleanse your strands and rinse away thoroughly. 

When washing your hair, remember to cleanse TWICE!✌🏾 The first wash breaks up any product buildup, while the second washes away any additional topical issues and cleanses the hair and scalp.

@melaninhaircare HOW TO//CLEANSE with The #MelaninHaircare Signature African Black Soap Reviving Shampoo 🫧 demonstrated by Co-Founder @naptural85! 👩🏾‍🦱💦 #MelaninBae #naptural85 #shampoo #africanblacksoap #melanin #washday #washdayroutine #blackownedhaircare #type4hair #4ahair #naturalhair #naturalhairtiktok #naturalhaircare #naturalhairproducts #naturalhairtips #washdaytutorial ♬ original sound - Melanin Haircare®️

 Conditioning is (MAJOR) key! 🔑🧴

After you’ve cleansed your hair and scalp, you’ll want to condition your strands to restore your hair’s moisture. Bringing moisture back to your strands helps the hair become more pliable, and is helpful in prepping your hair for a new ✨lewk!✨ When choosing a conditioner, check the ingredients! Ensure water is listed first, as water is the base for all moisturizing treatments. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for ingredients that will penetrate the hair shaft and nourish your hair from the inside out!

The Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Softening Leave In Conditioner is filled with powerful, moisture-rich ingredients like baobab, turnip root and provitamin b5.
@itsivory__ Wash Day trying ✨Melanin Haircare✨ for the first time! @Melanin Haircare®️ I tried the African Black Soap Reviving Shampoo & Multi-Use Softening Leave In Conditioner… they were AMAZING! 😍😍 I blow dried and wand curled my ✨tailbone length✨ 4a hair. Check out the link in my bio for the full video on YouTube. #melaninhaircare #melaninbae #naptural85 #blowoutnaturalhair #tailbonelengthhair #4ahair ♬ Water - Tyla

If your hair is feeling particularly thirsty, a once-a-week deep conditioning treatment will revitalize and rejuvenate the hair strands! When applying deep conditioner, pay special attention to the ends of your hair. As the oldest and weakest parts of your strands, the ends should be fully coated in your deep conditioning treatment. Use a plastic heat cap for about 30 minutes to maximize the conditioning benefits! Heat allows the cuticles in your hair strands to lift, allowing the product to deeply absorb into the hair shaft. Once complete, rinse out the deep conditioner to reveal soft, juicy, moisturized hair.😌

The Melanin Haircare Plumping Deep Conditioner is designed to instantly hydrate hair on contact! With a powerhouse of ingredients including hyaluronic acid, fenugreek, and biotin, your strands will be smooth, strong, frizz-free, and ready to tackle any hairstyle!
@melaninhaircare #MelaninBae @Frami shares real time FRIZZ-FREE results after using The #MelaninHaircare Signature Plumping Deep Conditioner! 👩🏽‍🦱☁️😍 Additional benefits include: 🟠 Moisture retention 🟠 Strengthening properties 🟠 Improved elasticity 🟠 Smoothing & silkening #fypシ #deepconditioner #deepconditioning #blackownedhaircare #plumpingdeepconditioner #melanin #curlyhairproducts #washday #washdayroutine #naturalhair #naturalhaircare #naturalhairtiktok ♬ all up in your mind x lemonade - amorphous

Seal it in!
If you’re looking to seal in moisture or add increased nourishment to your scalp, using an oil is a great addition to your prep work! Some of our favorites include:

Jojoba Oil - to support a healthy scalp by balancing the scalp’s pH
Castor Oil - thick and heavy, making it ideal for sealing in natural hair
Sweet Almond Oil - full of vitamins, fat, and protein to strengthen hair while sealing in moisture
Argan Oil - full of antioxidants that boost cell production resulting in healthier hair

A hot oil treatment with any of the above oils is also great and can serve as a pre-poo before shampooing and conditioning! Multi-use for the win! 🙌🏾
@starringlexis Do a hot oil treatment with me. Needed to put the moisture back into my hair! #hotoiltreatment #naturalhairtiktok #fyp #hotoilhairtreatment #naturalhairtutorial #naturalhaircaretips #naturalhairtips ♬ Baby - Aya Nakamura

If you love all the oils and can’t choose just one, you’re in luck! The Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Pure Oil Blend is non-greasy, lightweight and contains some of the richest, most nourishing oils on the market! With baobab, argan, sweet almond, jojoba, sage, geranium and vitamin E, this pure oil blend will penetrate the hair shaft to nourish and rebuild, while also locking in that precious moisture for hydration longevity. YASSSSSSS 👏🏾👏🏾

@melaninhaircare 💬 “As usual my go-to products from #MelaninHaircare The [Multi-Use Softening] Leave-In Conditioner and The Multi-Use Pure Oil Blend! You won’t ever catch me going without that Oil 🥰” says #MelaninBae @Adri.locs_ on her current wash day routine! 🧖🏾‍♀️👩🏾‍🦱💦 We’re making loc care SIMPLE as can be sis! 👏🏾 Offering instant HYDRATION, SOFTNESS and NOURISHMENT in just two steps! 🧴✨ #locs #hairoil #leaveinconditioner #loccare #locroutine #melanin #blackhaircare #blackownedhairproducts ♬ original sound - Melanin Haircare®️

Styles for days

Whether your goal is to rock a twist out, braid out, bantu knots, or chunky twists, a styling cream is great for achieving smoothness and definition. As with any hair prep product, ensure ingredients in your styling cream are nourishing to your strands. After you’ve taken the time to properly cleanse and moisturize your hair, the last thing you want to do is utilize a styling cream that undos all your hard work! 😩 
@itsivory__ Twist Out using the Twist Elongating Style Cream from @Melanin Haircare®️ ✨🧡 This twist out is still going strong as we speak. It lasted a whole week still shiny and moisturized 🥰 #melaninhaircare #melaninbae #naptural85 #4ahair #type4hair #tailbonelengthhair #twistout #twists ♬ What You Did (feat. Ella Mai) - Mahalia
@melaninhaircare Looking for an easy yet CHIC style to try? Check out #MelaninBae @ReHart🤍 SLEEK and DEFINED chunky twist out styled with The #MelaninHaircare Signature Twist-Elongating Style Cream!⁠ 👩🏾‍🦱☁️😍👏🏾⁠ #naturalhair #naturalhaircare #naturalhairproducts #twistout #naturalhairstyles #blackowned #chunkytwistout #blackhairstyle #blackowned #melanin #stylingcream #fy ♬ original sound - Melanin Haircare®️

The Melanin Haircare
Twist-Elongating Style Cream is a great style cream designed to instantly hydrate and seal the moisture into your hair. It’s buildable and contains nourishing shea, mango, cocoa, kokum, and cupuacu butters! Complete with hydrating and reparative aloe vera, plumping avocado, sweet almond oil, and vitamin-rich argan oil, this is one powerfully luxurious and hydrating style cream!

Happy Styling!💆🏾‍♀️

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