This is the final article in the max hydration method series. There will be other articles later on as I test out and modify the method as necessary. You can read the previous articles at below links:
- Does the Max Hydration Method Live Up to the Hype?
- How I Modified the Max Hydration Method for My Hair Type
- Collage of Max Hydration Method Results for My Hair
- 5 Best Conditioners for Step 2 of the Max Hydration Method
- The Best Clay to Use for Step 3 of Max Hydration Method
- 6 Highly Recommended Gels for step 5 of the Max Hydration Method
While step 5 of the regimen is the final step, you can seal in the leave in and gel with oil for longer lasting moisture and definition. This is an optional step but I’ve discovered applying a light coating of oil will help solidify your results. Don’t just start slapping on any oil you have in your arsenal though.
I have tested various oils and found the five below to be the very best for the max hydration method for the following reasons:
- They are light ensuring your hair isn’t weighed down.
- They are non-greasy.
- They are easily absorbed.
- They don’t dry hard or form an unpleasant film over your curls.
- You need very little to achieve the desired effect.
- With repeated use, they make your hair softer each time you go through all the steps in the regimen.
The oils are arranged in order of their effectiveness:
This the next best thing. For super soft and defined curls, mix sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil together.
This also helps with breakage. A few drops is all you need, spread across your palms then comb through your curls. It might look like too little but trust me, it’s doing its job. Make sure you rake it through with your fingers.
Avocado oil contains proteins and beta-carotene, great ingredients for working against breakage and strengthening hair. It also contains several essential unsaturated fatty acids. You can mix this oil with sweet almond oil.
I’m referring to the clear version here. Ideally, you should thin it out with sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil. Using it full strength is annoying and will make your hair dry weird. You can also add in 3 – 5 drops of vitamin E oil.
I tried several other oils apart from the ones mentioned above but my hair just didn’t dry right and two oils were particularly awful – coconut oil and wheat germ oil. Having said that, these oils might still work for someone else since everybody’s hair is different.
This is the final article in the max hydration method series. If you have any questions about trying out the max hydration method or want me to feature your experience with it in the max hydration method series, please hit me up HERE.