The #30DayHairDetox, also referred to in the Internet streets as the “No Oils, No Butters Challenge,” the “3 Step Challenge,” and the “30 Day Hair Challenge” is simply a mindset shift and lifestyle change where we challenge you to go 30 days without raw shea butter, raw coconut oil, Eco Styler, and products that include them in the top 5 ingredients.
First, we don’t hate oils and butters. To the contrary, there are some dope products that are impeccably formulated with these ingredients in them, even in the top 5 ingredients. We are asking you to eliminate them from your hair diet for 30 days because our minds and our hairs likely need a reset from some common natural hair bad practices that we’ve picked up on our journey.
Sometimes the Internet takes things and runs with it, but we’re here to set the record straight for you and your curls and let you know 6 things you have may wrong about the #30DayHairDetox:
#1. Using No Oils Is Just the Latest Natural Hair Trend
We, Aeleise & Aishia, licensed cosmetologists and tight curl educators arrived on the Internet scene back in 2015 to challenge the natural hair community to give up their beloved shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil and Eco Styler gel. What sounded crazy at the time has lead to 5+ years of helping thousands of naturals around the world, both digitally + in the salon, fall in love with their hair.
#2. The #30DayHairDetox Is NOT a Method
We know how naturalistas love their methods, but this is NOT a method, it’s just simple hair care. This challenge does not require you to stand on your head, boil onions, make volcanoes, whip up salad dressings and desserts, and generally use up all your good organic groceries. The only requirement is to cleanse, condition and style your hair on a regular basis.
#3. Raw Ingredients Can Be Used Alone in the Hair
The humectants, emollients, water, vitamins, and minerals included in product formulations work together to address hair concerns. Isolating an individual ingredient does not have the same efficacy. Often, the molecules in raw forms of a product are too large for hair and skin care needs and must be processed to work effectively.
#4. Oils and Butters Are Styling Products
From the most natural hold enhancing ingredients like aloe and flax seed to the polymers and plastics in many mainstream gels, styling products create hold to extend the longevity and wear of a desired hair style. Unfortunately oils and butters do not have the power to hold and shape hair and they add a heavy layer of water impenetrability.
#5. Oils and Butters Provide Moisture
The word moist is an adjective meaning slightly wet, damp. Moisture is just water or other liquid diffused in a small quantity as vapor, within a solid, or condensed on a surface. The key term is water. Applying oils and butter to dry hair just means you are lubricating dry hair.
#6 My Hair Doesn’t Need to Detox the Full 30 Days
Receiving soundbite information from the Internet or friends will lead you down a non-productive path, where your hair results won’t be favorable. In order to get the full #30DayHairDetox experience, it’s imperative that you detox the full 30 days and follow the full set of recommendations provided in our free #30DayHairDetox Mini Guide or See Some Curls Digital Library. Get your information directly from the source and stick with it!
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