Things to Avoid Putting on, in or near your hair
1) Mineral Oil
2) Petroleum Oil
3) Sulfates, which are harsh cleansers found in most shampoos
4) “Cones” such as dimethicone commonly found in conditioner. They can build up on your hair and make it act up. If this happens, use a good clarifying shampoo to get rid of the build up.
5) Direct Heat (e.g., pressing combs, flat irons and even hooded dryers can suck all the moisture out of your hair.)
6) Hair accessories that cut, snag or pull
7) Lots of layers of product. Be minimalistic. When it comes to nappy hair, less is more. Find yourself a good sulfate free shampoo and conditioner (I don’t use conditioner though). Then after that, a good moisturizer should do the trick. Keep a few other styling products on hand like a favorite hair butter or a something with a stronger hold, like Fantasia IC gel, when you wanna wear a twist out and call it a day. In the long run, your hair AND your wallet will thank you.