February 28, 2020 2 min read
Raw Indian hair is an investment and, if you treat it right, it will last for years. As we say here at Christopher Anthony's Premium Raw Virgin Hair, treat this hair like it's your own and, if you do not know how to take care of your own hair, please go to a stylist for a good wash, deep condition and style.
You'll want to wash your hair at least once a week. Use a shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate, paraben, and silicone free as you want nice moisturized hair with no dry ends and products with these ingredients will eventually dry your hair out. Some good brands are Maui Moisture, Alikay Naturals, Oyin Handmade, Dollar Curl Club, Shea Moisture and Camille Rose - these are just a few off the top of my head, there are so many others. Melanin Hair Care has a good conditioner, but they do not currently have a shampoo.
If you use a lot of products on your hair then, at least once a month, use a clarifying shampoo or rinse with a water and white vinegar( or apple cider vinegar) mixture- just put one part vinegar to about three parts cold water and pour on the hair after you have rinsed out your conditioner, you can rinse the hair with water again, but it isn't necessary. Note: Some people do this part before they shampoo.
Use a t-shirt (not a towel) to remove excess water and then (this does not need to happen often) do the deep conditioner, plastic cap, sit under the dryer, or wrap your head in a very hot towel, or use one of those heating bonnets that you heat up in the microwave . You can skip the deep conditioning step and add a light leave in conditioner (I'm currently loving Oyin Handmade, but again there are so many others). When using conditioners remember that the ends of the hair are the oldest and the driest, give them some extra love.
NOTE: Do not use too much leave-in conditioner or use too often, it will make the hair heavy and greasy.
After the leave in conditioner you will smooth on a little oil serum to seal in all of that moisture that you've just added to the hair. Indian women use coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil etc. You can make an oil mixture (keep it light) or purchase one.
The key to raw hair is moisture, moisture, moisture, so if the hair feels dry or brittle spritz with some water and smooth on a little serum after that.