How to Moisture Layer Your Hair
Moisture layering is one of the Tabitha James Kraan Organics core principles – we believe that nourished hair is happy hair and our products are designed to layer together perfectly to achieve this.
So, what is moisture layering? As you’ve probably already guessed, it is of course applying the moisturising treatments for your hair building layers to get the best longevity from the moisturising, rather than just plopping on your conditioner after shampooing and leaving it there. We believe that at every step of the way, your hair should be effectively moisturised, inside and out, as well as cleaned.
Moisture layering doesn’t just help to avoid dryness in your hair though, not with natural hair products anyway. Because our haircare range is so pure and natural, the ingredients won’t just sit on the surface layer of your hair, giving a false impression of health as synthetic products do – our products will be fully absorbed by your locks, as well as your scalp, with incredible results. The natural ingredients we use, once absorbed by your hair, will actually plump up each individual strand, meaning thicker, stronger, protected, healthier hair with beautiful, luscious volume!
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The first step in effective moisture layering begins even before you cleanse your hair, with our scented hair oil. You’ll want to apply this product to dry hair for best results as hair strands can actually only absorb a certain amount of moisture at any one time – makes sense, right? You’ll only need a pump or two, even if you have very long, thick hair as a little of this product goes a long way!
Our scented hair oil is all organic and natural, as with all of our products, so rather than sitting on top of your hair and coating it up with plastics, our natural ingredients (selected specifically to be easily and readily absorbed) will fill up, nourish and seal each strand, whilst allowing your moisturiser to absorb through it acting like a magnet for moisture.
Pump the amount of product you need into you palm and rub your hands together to warm up the oils and release those heavenly aromatherapy oils – our scented hair oil isn’t just a treat for your hair, it’s a pleasure for all the senses!
Many people have a tendency to focus on the dry ends and length of their hair when applying oil, but the why not add another pump and treat your scalp at the same time. Massage the oil in deeply for at least 5 minutes to help soothe your scalp and balance your own natural oil production. A scalp massage will also boost the blood flow to your follicles, which will encourage stronger, thicker hair growth too! Once you’re done with your scalp, add the extra oil needed and smooth it down the lengths of your hair (and as it’s winter, hygge with a warm towel).
The majority of the hair oil will be absorbed almost instantly, but you can leave it on overnight for an extra deep treatment and to enjoy those relaxing aromatherapy oils as you sleep.
Cleansing & Conditioning
Once you’re ready to remove all that lovely hair oil, whether that’s the same day or the morning after, it’s time to cleanse and condition.
Notice that word cleanse again, that we love to use so much – by cleansing your hair rather than shampooing, you avoid stripping any precious oils and instead, clean whilst retaining moisture. Apply our cleanser in a gentle massage all over your scalp, focusing on the areas behind your ears, on your crown and the nape of the neck. Normally you don’t need to worry about getting the product right down the lengths of your hair just focusing on the scalp, however after an oil treatment you do need to gently remove any excess oil from the ends by working the cleanser down the hair and over the ends. Rinse well.
Next comes the conditioner. Unlike a lot of high-street conditioners, ours not only moisturises (continuing our moisture layering) but it also cleans. Apply 5-15 pumps from the roots to the tips and comb through. Leave on for a few moments and again, enjoy the aromatherapy scent, then rinse. Add an extra pump to any areas that are dry or damaged to towel dried hair to strengthen & balance the feel of the hair.
Watch the video to see how to use the cleanser corectly