Haircare method for: Hair type 4A
Coiled/Kinky - Tight, springy coils
The good news is coarse hair types show the quickest results with Inverse due the potential to lock in additional protein bound water.
The biggest challenges people with afro and curly hair face are dryness, unmanageability and breakage. Keratin protein is the fundamental building block of human hair and bound moisture is essential for strengthening Afro and curly hair. Without moisture the hair will become brittle and break along those weak points resulting in hair that just won’t seem to grow.
Afro and curly hair is ribbon like and sprouts from an oval shaped follicle opposed to a round shaped follicle like straight hair. It’s this structure that makes it more difficult for the oil (sebum) to work its way from the scalp to the ends of the hair. This type of texture is more prone to loss of moisture from the elements and styling, which means it needs a helping hand to maintain health, strength and hydration. This is why Inverse is the go-to tool to replenish moisture levels and strengthen those glorious curls.
Inverse works best on curly or Afro hair following a deep treatment or while the treatment is still in the hair.
The weight of the product helps to de-volumize hair and makes it easier to treat plus Inverse works with your conditioning treatment helping to push it further into the cortex and hair structure.
Tips for using:
- Start by treating your hair as per usual, while your treatment is processing, section your hair into to 4 sections /quadrants -2 at the back and 2 at the front.
- Next start Inversing from the bottom up in generous sections.
- Remember the idea is to drop the temperature of the hair down to sub-zero where the magic happens so don’t go too quickly
- Once you start using Inverse, avoid as much heat as you can for the first couple of weeks. Give that moisture time to compound, time to build up in the hair, and then you can re-introduce heat. You may find you don’t need to use as much heat when styling because your hair will be sitting beautifully, the frizz will be gone, and you won't need to straighten or blow-dry your hair every day.
- Careful attention should be paid to treating the top layers of your hair and the ends. This usually takes the brunt of exposure to the elements and tends to be the driest and frizziest on really curly hair.
Rinse treatment and allow your hair to dry naturally for best results.
Note: Once you start using Inverse, avoid as much heat as you can for the first couple of weeks. Give that moisture time to compound, time to build up in the hair, and then you can re-introduce heat. You may find you don’t need to use as much heat when styling because your hair will be sitting beautifully, the frizz will be gone, and you won't need to straighten or blow-dry your hair every day.
Inverse will also help to reduce Hygral fatigue. This is where coloured and bleached hair becomes very porous and swells when the hair becomes wet and contracts when it dries. The additional moisture content prevents the fibre from fluctuating in diameter and protects its integrity.
For best results: Use Inverse twice a week on towel dried damp hair, for 5-10 minutes. Repeat for at least 4 weeks.