Elle Magazine and Afro Hair

Sunday, May 02, 2010


Hi There


After an email from my sister in law, about an article she stumbled into in Elle, I thought I would give you a little summary of said article especially for you newbies.

Choosing a Shampoo
“Every time you wash your hair you strip out moisture, so you have to add it in with the products you use” explains Amir Delijani
Experts Recommend
Caviar Moisture Shampoo, £25.55 and Conditioner, £26.35 by Alterna at Lookfantastic.com
Keracare’s Hydrating and detangling shampoo, £6.90 and the Humecto Conditioner, £7.10 AfroTherapy
Olive Oil’s Organic Root Stimulator Shampoo, £3.40 followed by its Lotion, £2.84, both from Boots.

How to Wash
“Shampoo twice with a moisturising or detangling shampoo, massage into the scalp, roots, middle and then end. When you condition, towel dry first, then apply conditioner to the hair concentrating on the ends” explains Errol.

Extra Conditioning


Apply a leave-in conditioner to towel dried hair
Experts Recommend
Mizani’s Moisturising Silkening Liquid Gel, £12.25 at lookfantastic.com
Silky Locks K2H 365 leave-in conditioner", £5.99 at rootsandsculpture.co.uk
scalp oil Mizani Comfiderm, £12.25 at lookfantastic.com
Suki Skincare’s Hair Scalp Conditioning Oil, £29 from Harvey Nichols

For Relaxed Hair
"Straightened hair needs a good smoothing agent” explains Errol
Experts Recommend
Silken Seal Liquid Sheen, £10.95 by Keracare at loveafrocosmetics.com
Weekly Treats
To keep your hair in optimum condition you should be applying a mask at least once every week.
“Always use a deep conditioning treatment once a week, especially if you have chemically-treated hair to keep it strong, and avoid breakage or thinning” explains hair exp
ert
Frederic Fekkai.
Experts Recommend
Fekkai’s Shea Butter Hair Mask, £18 at johnlewis.com
Get Ingredient Savy
Make oils your hair’s new best friend - mango oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, coconut oil are all really moisturising and give the hair sheen” says Errol.
Experts Recommend
Thermo-Active Repair Ceram, £12.75 by Matrix Biolage
Vitamin E or Carrot Oil
Afro Love’s Coconut Collection starting at £2.29 for the Leave-in Cream Conditioner (loveafrocosmetics.com).
Seven Wonder Miracle Oil, £13.95
Drying Your Hair
It is always best to leave your hair to dry naturally as it is far less damaging than heat styling.
When looking for a hairdryer it is worth investing in an ionic version.
Experts Recommend
Toni & Guy who sell an Ionic Moisture Lock Dryer, £39.99 and ionic straightener, £59.99 (argos.co.uk)
Remington’s Pro Ionic Ultra Hairdryer, £24.99 (boots.com)
GHD’s Thermal Pretector Spray for dry and course hair, £9.95 from ghdhair.com
These were the highlights for me, but see for yourself, Check Out Elle
Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu

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