PRE-CLARIFYING SOFTENER: Clarifying shampoos can be rather harsh, so we suggest using your Conditioning Cleanse on the first wash to prep strands and dissolve dirt and product build-up. Your clarifying wash will immediately cleanse strands on the second wash, and your curls won’t feel as a stripped.
BRAIDS AND LOCS: The Conditioning Cleanse has more of a milky feel that easily rinses out, making it perfect to use on braids and locs. The infusion of manuka honey helps treat the scalp while wearing a protective style, as well as promotes growth.
DETANGLER: Add a dollop of your Double Creme Moisture Masque to your Conditioning Cleanse and you’ve just created a super hydrating wash for curls that usually get tangled during your shampoo session. It works especially well if you’re 4c.
MID-WEEK REFRESHING WASH: Naturally, it works well as a mid-week refresher and it only takes one wash to re-prep curls for fingerstyling or two-strand twisting.
Shrinkage can be annoying, so check out this tip to elongating your curls after every wash.
LOW HEAT PRE-STRETCH: Instead of doing a wet twist, consider a low heat pre-stretch to avoid massive shrinkage. After conditioning, slightly dry and stretch curls with a blowdryer on a low-heat setting. This helps your hair guard against immediate shrinkage. If your hair is very porous, this will cut down immensely on drying time.
APPLY PRODUCT TO SLIGHTLY DAMP HAIR: After doing your low-heat stretch, your hair will still be a little damp but definitely not wet. Apply your Long Aid Naturals Manuka Honey & Coconut Shrink Away Elongating Curl Cream and fingerstyle or two-strand twist. If fingerstyling, make sure not to miss your roots.
DRY HAIR UNDER A HOODED DRYER: You can set your hair under a dryer for 20 – 25 minutes.