In this video I share my current progress doing the Maximum Hydration Regimen for 2 months on my 4c low porosity hair and I give a brief overview of all the steps and what they do.
MHM REGIMEN:(Brief version for full instructions go to the links below)
Pre Step: Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment Done Once every two weeks or more. When doing this treatment make sure you SKIP step 1 of the regimen Clarifying.
Greek yogurt (2 cups)
Baking soda (2 tbsp)
Organic apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp)
Raw coconut liquid aminos or liquid Soy aminos (2 tbsp)
Raw honey (1/2 tbsp)
Unsulfured molasses (1 tbsp)
Half an over ripe plantain or banana
Avocado (3/4 tbsp)
1 egg (optional, but I used it no problem)
Blend the ingredients in your blender.
saturate your dry (but detangled) hair completely from root to tip with the mixture.
put a shower cap and let sit for 1.5-2 hours.
Rinse out completely with warm/hot water.
Do Step 2
REGIMEN: every 1 to 3 days
Step 1 Clarify
Option 1: ACV
1:1 ratio of ACV water in an 8oz applicator bottle. Apply to hair in sections from tips to the root, and on scalp. Let it sit in the hair for 30- 60 mins before rinsing.
Option 2: Baking Soda Mixture
Mix 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda into thick 1.5-3 oz conditioner. Add 4-7 oz of water. Shake. Apply to hair in sections and let sit on the hair for 30-60 minutes. If being done on product free hair, lower baking soda measurement to 1-2 teaspoons.
Step 2 Co-Wash & Detangle
Step 3 Clay Rinse:
1 cup pure clay powder
2-3 cup warm water
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Leave the rinse on the hair for at least 15 minutes before rinsing.
Step 4 & 5 "Wash & GO" Leave In and Gel
Use a Botanical conditioner and gel from the approved list. See links Below.
4-7 squirts of conditioner and 6-8 oz of water into an applicator bottle.
Steps 4 and 5 must be completed section by section, as you go along.
Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment Demo Click Here:
Step 2 of the Maximum Hydration Method Co Wash & Detangle Demo:
The Maximum Hydration Method is a method specifically designed to meet the needs and help manage Type 4 hair which is chronically dry, frizzy and has a hard time absorbing and retaining moisture.
To Learn more about the Maximum Hydration Method Start here:
Maximum Hydration Conditioner List:
In this regimen we avoid Ingredients that either: read more on the blog
1. Cause buildup and prevent our hair from absorbing adequate moisture.
2. Those that steal away moisture and prevent our hair from retaining sufficient moisture levels.
NO NO Ingredients check the blog
Full Blog Post:
The Maximum Hydration Demos Playlist:
Pinke's Maximum Hydrated 4C Low Porosity Hair:
Posts related to the Method:
Wash and Gos "Dont Work" On Nappy Hair:
The Maximum Hydration Method:
Maximum Hydration Method Website
Pinkecube for being so generous and forth coming with information. For your in depth research into this method and for always helping everyone with troubleshooting.
Aketafitgirl for sharing awesome tips on your journey to Maximum Hydration and experiences with the Curly Girl Method.
Danabnaturals for sharing your journey and experiences from a chronically dry big chop with Low Porosity hair to Maximum Hydration using the Curly Girl Method and Hair Care Rehab.
Rachelcpr who is a Professional Cosmetologist who shares very wise advice and tips on how to Successfully care for Natural Hair using the Curly Girl Method.
All are very humble, giving and generous in sharing what has worked successfully on their hair with others.
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