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The New Max Hydration Method Promises Moisturized, Defined Wash and Go’s for Type 4 Hair: Is It for You?

• Aug 13, 2014
Photo courtesy of maxhydrationmethod.com

 

The Max Hydration Method (MHM for short) is, according to maxhydrationmethod.com, “a 5 step regimen that systematically increases moisture levels in the hair until Max Hydration is reached.” This method, championed by Black Hair Media Forum VIP Member PinkeCube promises to turn the notion that wash and go’s don’t work on type 4 hair on its head. In addition to forum posts, and social media accounts dedicated to the Max Hydration Method, PinkeCube has launched a blog where everything about the method can be found — maxhydrationmethod.com.

So what exactly is the Max Hydration Method, how does it work, and are the results for real? Let’s explore.

 

Who is the Max Hydration Method for?

The Max Hydration Method is articulated as being designed for type 4, specifically low porosity 4c natural hair.

 

What does it do?

PinkeCube, MissDeeKay, and other proponents state that the Max Hydration Method will transform dry, frizzy, undefined hair into coils and curls that clump — with or without product. Additionally, they claim that once your hair reaches max hydration, many of the issues that plague type 4 hair (dryness, styling, knots, length retention) will cease to occur.

 

Photo courtesy of maxhydrationmethod.com

 

What products are required, and how long does it take?

The Max Hydration Method initial period lasts for 7 consecutive days. You can stretch your re‐wetting/styling to every 2–3 days, but daily is recommended for maximum results. As far as products are concerned, you’ll need:

Click here for the Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment, Baking Soda Rinse, and Clay Rinse steps and recipe. 

 

How do you do the Max Hydration Method?

 

Photo courtesy of missdeekay.com

 

As mentioned previously, the Max Hydration Method is aimed at being a 7 day cycle, but can be adjusted per time constraints and the needs of your hair. The method goes a little something like this:

  1. Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment or Clarify: First‐timers are to complete the Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment on Day 1 instead of clarifying. After the initial treatment, you can do the Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment every 2 weeks, monthly, or however frequently your hair requires. Days 2–7 call for a baking soda or apple cider vinegar rinse every morning, where the ingredients sit on your hair for 15–60 minutes.
  2. Deep Condition Overnight: This step is optional, but recommended to facilitate increased hydration. If you skip the overnight deep conditioning session, simply condition your hair, allow it to sit for 15 minutes or so, then proceed to finger detangle your hair while rinsing it out.
  3. Clay Rinse: After rinsing and detangling, apply your clay mix thoroughly to the hair and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Leave‐in & Curl Definer: After rinsing the clay thoroughly, while hair is still soaking wet (preferably in the shower), the leave‐in and curl definer are to be applied section‐by‐section from root to tip. If portions of your hair begin to dry out, simply re‐wet them and move along. The Max Hydration Method allows for LCO layering of products underneath gels, but never LOC because oils are occlusive and will prevent water‐based moisturizing products from penetrating and hydrating the hair.
  5. Repeat steps 1–4 daily, or every 2–3 days depending upon your hair’s needs. After one Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment, the other days call for the baking soda or apple cider vinegar rinse.

Users of the Max Hydration Method are encouraged to use only approved/botanical products throughout this process. Although I am still trying to identify a consolidated list of products, the general idea is sticking as closely to the Curly Girl Method as possible (no sulfates, no cones, etc.). For starters, Miss Dee Kay outlines a list of Max Hydration Method‐approved conditioners here.

 

Photo courtesy of missdeekay.com

 

The big question: does the Max Hydration Method actually work?

From a personal standpoint, I don’t know. There is a strong possibility that I will experiment with it in the coming weeks, to satisfy my own curiosity. However, there are dozens of ladies on maxhydrationmethod.com’s testimony page offering visual proof of their success with the method. You can also search Instagram for the hashtag #maxhydrationmethod to find ladies who are actively participating in the Max Hydration Challenge. For an incredibly detailed breakdown of someone who has and continues to use the Max Hydration Method, visit Miss Dee Kay’s blog. For a more scientific approach/breakdown, check out this post by Jc of The Natural Haven.

 

Photo courtesy of maxhydrationmethod.com

 

From the sampling of devotees to the Max Hydration Method, the results look incredibly promising. One thing to take into consideration is the amount of time, energy, and product the method requires. It is certainly not for the faint of heart.

 

Have any of you tried the Max Hydration Method, or will you be trying it? Share your thoughts and results below!

 

About Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and living in Los Angeles, Christina is BGLH's resident transitioning expert and product junkie. In addition to loving all things hair, she is a fitness novice and advocate of wearing sandals year-round. For more information on transitioning, natural hair, and her own hair journey, visit maneobjective.com. Or, if you like pictures follow Christina on Instagram @maneobjective.

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D

I would love to try this method, but, to tell you the truth, I haven’t got the time, patience, or money to be doing this. I’ve had too many bad experiences putting food items in my hair, and my parents have forbidden me from even mentioning clay! I’ll just enjoy other people’s results, it’s almost as much fun!

Mina Simone
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Mina Simone

Those results look great! But they do not look like type 4c curls at all honestly . Maybe more 4a?

Maybe I’m mistaken but my hair looks similar to one of the girls on here , is my hair 4c then?
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Trina
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Trina

4a

Mia
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Mia

Maybe the curls are at max hydration. The more hydrated and moisturized your hair is the more the curls will pop. I can see that happening with 4c hair. Everyone’s 4c is not the same.

The One
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The One

Can someone please tell me when wash & go, stopped meaning wash “AND GO”? I get so irritated with people targeting 4‐type hair with these “wash & go” which really means “wash & make your hair look like it’s a 3‐type” methods. My wash & go looks like a TWA. When I wash & go, that’s my aim and that’s my result. I’m not captivated enough by 3‐type hair to spend an hour or more trying to get my hair to look like my genetics changed over night. I’m also not into loading my hair up with gel. And I’m… Read more »

The One
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The One

I’ll also add that this caramel method gives me flashbacks of perming. I’m leery of anything that I have to touch up every few weeks with a specific product just to keep my hair looking a certain way. It makes me question what that product is actually doing to my hair that I can’t achieve with other products/ingredients.

Siah
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Siah

YAAASSSSSSSSSSSS. You know when I first saw the MHM method on youtube, I was definitely intrigued. I know how to take care of my hair, no question. But, I am always looking for ways in which I can keep my hair to be completely moisturized. Any technique that helps my hair naturally retain more moisture is what I search for. And I know my hair, as I was reading alot of these comments on this post where people are arguiing that clumped/more defined coils are a sign of healthy/well moisturized hair vs our hair is naturally frizzy as each hair… Read more »

Chenique
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Chenique

To be doing this every day is very time consuming for most people as I’m sure individuals wouldn’t want to be focusing on their hair every day…although I must say her hair does look very juicy in the after picture each to their own I guess

Andria
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Andria

Lol yes her hair does look very juicy. I would love to try this, but I value my sleep too much to spend an extra hour on just my hair every morning.

VJ
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VJ

I tried this once…I don’t think I did the Cherry Lola Caramel treatment correctly…either way I didn’t see these results. It may be due to the fact that my hair isn’t lo‐po.

My hair was super duper soft though! Maybe I can tweak this to fit my needs!

Nic
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Nic

My question is, what is the obsession with the wash and go and why do people obsess over ways in which to create this style? I am a person who literally washes and goes, no two hour shingling and smoothing BUT if I were not able to do this it would not have been an issue because there are so many other beautiful styles for our hair. I just feel like the wash and go is being viewed by some as the standard of success for people with natural hair and it should not be like that. Hair like people… Read more »

O
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O

Agreed.

This isn’t a wash and go — it involves far too many steps and takes too long.

Tabatha
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Tabatha

I did this once, but I think I did it wrong. Cause my hair did not come out like that. I’ll try it again when I have extra time.

Awa
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Thanks for the post. I did try the MHM and my curls did look a tad bit more defined but its too time consuming to follow through for one week. I might try it again.

Aly
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Aly

From what I’ve seen it does seem as if the system works. But that’s just way, way, wayyy too much stuff I’d have to do to my hair. And everyday for a week!? Definitely don’t have the time for that. And considering I’ve moved to streamlining my regimen, even doing it once a week would be too much.

Charity
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Charity

Thank you for posting this and doing it justice! The world, especially type 4b and 4c hair, need to see this. I am documenting my journey as well on YouTube, screename: ProtectivePrincess. It works, my hair is proof! Things get easier and faster for you as time goes on. It’s definitely worth it. As a 4c natural, I have never been able to get my coils to define. I have constantly had to wear protective styles to gain any length. My hair was always chronically dry and frizzy. Twist‐outs, braid‐out, and roller sets never maintained definition. I tear up thinking… Read more »

Gwen
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Gwen

… I’m 4c and have great success with just using Lusters curl activator gel (work section by section), followed by eco styler gel (section by section). The max hydration method seems way too time consuming, not to mention the products (and price). My curls/spirals are always plump and springy and my hair is super moisturized for 5 to 7 days straight, without reapplying anything. I sometimes sleep with a satin bonet, sometimes I do not. In the morning, I just spray a little water with a spray bottle, shake my hair and go. Curls are still booming!!!!

Nunaturaldiva
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Nunaturaldiva

My mom keeps getting me to try to use this!!! Is it actually a checmical?

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

Wow, that sounds great! Do you mind sharing your hair regimen?
Do you simply wet your hair, layer with the gels then spritzed throughout the week?
Do you wear your hair out everyday and not get tangles?
How long does it take you to apply both gels?
How long does it take for your hair to dry?
How do you deal with shed hair and detangling after 5–7 days straight?

CB
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CB

Looks like it will take a lot of time.

Will see if I have the time to try this out.

Thanks.

Thick Nigerian Hair
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Thick Nigerian Hair

I don’t really understand how this is feasible for those who need to leave the house or for those who live in a 4 season state. Your hair is wet all night long, wet in the morning (and dripping wet in the gym), then you apply a leave‐in and a gel which will keep it wet all day long. Then at night, you wash out all these expensive products and do it all over again. For 7 straight days. I’m sure it works as there are people who have sent in their before‐and‐after testimonies. But, why not just co‐wash/DC and… Read more »

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

That’s what the maximum hydration method is, a method of hydrating the hair on type 4 low porosity hair. It actually uses the curly girl method to do so. If you take out the cherry lola treatment you are left with a DC and clay wash. When done you put in a leave in and gel. The MHM takes the curly girl method AND tweaks it to make it work for low porosity hair by adding the extra baking soda + conditioner step to clarify. I use to pre‐poo so now I do the baking soda + conditioner, deep conditioner,… Read more »

Darlyn
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Darlyn

I don’t like doing wash and go’s so I’m not sold at all.

sherrybaby
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sherrybaby

There is something to this! I started experimenting with the Curly Girl Method a few years ago and found that I can do wash-n-go’s now because the hair is more moisturized. For me, it’s similar to the idea of heat training your hair, only this time it’s curl or clump training. I can even go to the beach and get in the saltwater and my hair keeps a curled structured for the most part as opposed to years before when it would just sort of mat on my head and frizz. I think that what most women with type 4… Read more »

Nunaturaldiva
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Nunaturaldiva

I like the term “clump training” lol. @Sherrybaby, do you have 4c type hair?

sherrybaby
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sherrybaby

lol, thanks! It’s a fun term. Yeah I have a mixture, like many women, of 4a‐c.

silkynaps
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silkynaps

I already do a variation of this method on my hair…I condition my hair every 2–3 days…which is how long it takes my hair to completely dry out in the first place. I wash with shampoo every 1–2 weeks. Even though KCKT is my preferred leave‐in, I’m not convinced the product listing alone plays that great of a role in results. I also do not believe this method, as described, will provide the results that are shown. There’s no mention of styling technique. In general, I think hair’s aesthetic is 80% technique, 15% genetics, 5% product. For example, my hair… Read more »

alleydrich
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alleydrich

Not sure I understand using appple cider vinegar or baking soda as step 1. I don’t see how they can be interchangeable when baking soda has a pH of 9 and apple cider vinegar has a pH of 2.4. Baking soda will open the cuticle and the apple cider vinegar will close the cuticle.

leneybean
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leneybean

It’s baking soda & conditioner so maybe the conditioner lowers the pH? I don’t know but just a thought.

natural_beauty1975
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natural_beauty1975

I am currently on day 2 of the Maxhydrationmethod. So far I love it. It is time consuming, but the 2nd day went faster than the first. My hair was much easier to detangle and already has a more noticeable curl pattern while wet with no product.
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Queen
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Queen

Thanks for sharing. I wonder if that “noticeable curl pattern” were not the end result how many would be on this bandwagon???? Food for thought.

fugeela20
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fugeela20

No thank you. I’ll stick to my fro. **holds up black power fist**

Seriously though, this is getting ridiculous. My hair is naturally frizzy and does not clump curls. And guess what, THAT’S OKAY. <— this is what the natural hair movement is supposed to be about. I do wash& go’s anyway. And I’m just as beautiful as any other woman with looser curled wash & goes. I am not waiting for some magic “Hydration Method” to allow me to wash my hair and bounce. Things like this defeat the purpose of the movement, and it is insulting.

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

I loved my frizzy fro just as much as the next girl and I lived for Afro puffs BUT I was not ok with the dryness, tangles, SSK and breakage that came with it. Thank your lucky stars you can wear a fro and not have these issues but for many naturals these are real problems. Isn’t healthy moisturized hair the goal of EVERY natural? I am insulted that you would even insinuate that wanting moisturized hair somehow equates with trying to get looser curled wash n go’s! Really!?! I thought the natural hair movement was about supporting each other… Read more »

Dananana
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Dananana

I think that if springy coils and curls are your goal, and you have enough time every morning to do the routine this regimen requires, you should go for it. I don’t think the after results are lying. Is it for me? Naw. I tried a version of it/the CG method. Because I’m a lazy natural, I tried to look for shortcuts, and my hair was not having it after 4 days. It seized up and threw a temper tantrum complete with all kinds of knots: single strand, 2‐in‐1, ladder knots (high shedders know what I’m talking about), those complex… Read more »

Deb
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Deb

I know this is just one method but the more you look, the more I’m seeing that the natural hair community is very, very preoccupied with “defined” aka visible curls. It’s not about healthy hair or loving your hair as it is like it’s purported to be.

fugeela20
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fugeela20

One more thing: that woman’s before picture is gorgeous. Its gorgeous because it is effortless.

The after picture looks like a wet dog. Yeah I said it.

Tbh
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Tbh

Was that necessary?

michelle
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michelle

I think this will work for anyone who has coils with very thin strands of hair. The first pic reminds me of my hair in the back and the bottom pic is my hair in the front..all after using Kinky Kurly Kustard. People with tiny coils like this have more breakage when the hair is in a drier looking state. I don’t like the fact that my hair looks like a Jherri curl when well hydrated but it just does. It is better than knots & unreal breakage that can come out in clumps.

nothidden
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nothidden

I am in Wk3 of the MHM and have completed 16 cycles (two PM steps, three AM steps). I have a short TWA that looks like a curl‐less frizz cloud when dry and w/out product (think afro). At first I thought it was too time‐consuming as well. But after evening clarifying (clay/acv) and DC/GHE overnight 2‐wks straight on my own in an attempt to moisturize my hair, I realized I did have the time and patience for the MHM. Those two weeks showed me I DO have pretty curls after all, and I wanted to see them all the time…hence… Read more »

Raven
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This process would be too time consuming for me. With ONE amla treatment every few weeks I get defined curls. I take a package of amla and add warm water to make into a paste then I apply it to my hair. I let it sit on my hair for about 30 minutes then I rinse it off and proceed with shampoo and conditioner. I deep condition and I am done.

umm...
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umm...

HAhah! I do the same thing! Amla powder is amazing!

Queen
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Queen

A rose is a rose even by another name. “Max hydration” = curl loosening with natural products.

May
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May

I’d say curl defining rather than curl loosening…

itzmiluv
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itzmiluv

I am one of the many ladies that are doing the maximum hydration method. We dont all have the same type of hair. I have low porosity hair and found this method because I was searching for the curly girl method for people with low porosity hair. It is time consuming but for me it’s worth it. The nice thing about people who need to make adjustments, do. You can get different gels. You can use inexpensive conditioners. There are videos on doing different styles and helping your hair dry faster. Bottom line. If you do it great it has… Read more »

Puff
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I’ve seen this before and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart like you said! It looks like a lot of work. I have a method I use now (I even gave it my own name :P) that’s low(er) maintenance and relies heavily on honey and clay. I can confirm that clay is a great way to get definition and honey is a amazing way to retain moisturized hair! If anyone is interested it’s here http://bit.ly/1oKaEDG This method is intriguing for the fact that it says it reduces knots and tangles. I like bigger hair so I’m not sure… Read more »

Queen
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Queen

I don’t think it’s so much that anybody who tries this method is completely obsessed with the idea of “curls”. Perhaps they want the ease of doing a wash and go that doesn’t tangle as much (which seems to be why most 4c girls avoid doing wash and goes in the first place). I could see why to some people it may appear that the “ease” of the wash and go is lost if somebody is following this method to a T, but I don’t think so. Once the first week is completed, then it’s just cleansing your hair every… Read more »

coffeeandfingernails
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As I’m seeing this more and more I’ve been wondering what the fuss was about–for me, I think that as I experimented with different products/methods and became better at getting moisture into my hair (which, as a low‐porosity girl is the ballgame for me because once it’s in, it tends to stick around) my results were pretty much on par with the before/afters I’ve seen. I couldn’t understand why anyone would need to do this long, expensive regimen to do what a few years of product junky‐ism seemed to do for me. I think reading the Natural Haven has solved… Read more »

Lovely
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Lovely

wow thats alot and the way my life is set up I don’t have the time

ngozi
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ngozi

I don’t understand why the baking soda and apple cider vinegar? Those items seem to be harsh. Unless you need it for clarifying the hair and scalp. It seems to me all you need to do is to make sure your hair is moisturize, no combs, clump with your fingers or hand and you will get a curl and define look. I think the name should be called Curl and define hair style not wash and go. Wash and go is just that.

Anon87
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Anon87

a 5 step regimen that systematically increases moisture levels in the hair until Max Hydration is reached.”

How do you know when max hydration is reached?

This is so long and tedious. But each to their own, as the saying goes!

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

After you rinse out the clay treatment your should see curl definition from the scalp(root) all the way to the ends of your strand of hair. It looks longer on paper than actually doing it. Also remember, this method makes your hair VERY easy to handle so even though you’re doing it every day for a week, it’s not your old hair care routine you’re doing. There are no hours of detangling or protecting styling afterwards each day that you do this routine.

mmkay
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mmkay

I might try this as my low‐po hair always looks dry. Don’t really like the overly defined look on my hair but the hair in the photo does look hydrated

Sabi
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Sabi

More type 4’s obsessed with curl definition and ‘defined wash n go’s’ who probably also complain that only taren‐naptural‐mahoganycurls types get catered to in marketing.

No ish…Really? wonder why that is.

I wish I would use baking soda in my hair for one, LOL. Never mind all this extra BS just for some defined hair. thanxbutnothanx.

Sabi
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Sabi

Just for the record the bentonite clay (or rhassoul) will give type 4a hair ‘popping curls’ after rinsing with all of this extra‐ness.

It clarifies extremely well, and the definition stays even after DC’ing.

Knotty Natural
Guest

Exactly!

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

That’s true. HOWEVER, if you ‘seal’ that moisture in with oils or butters, it can block moisture from getting in and cause build up, especially with low porosity hair. That’s why spritzing my hair later on to remoisturize when it started to feel dry never worked for me. Clarifying, frequent washes and sealing with gel did the trick for me.

InspiredCoils
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InspiredCoils

But maybe the oils lend to the problem. As a fellow low porosity sister I don’t use heavy oils and/or butters on my hair to seal because my hair doesn’t need to be sealed hence its low porosity state. Lighter oils can help with lubricity and allow for more daily mosturizing.

androu
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androu

1)It looks exceedingly time‐consuming.
2)It looks expensive.
3)It looks like your hair’d be wet…like, *all* the time.
Na, I won’t give this a second thought.

Dee*
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Dee*

Follow the drip! «That’s from Coming to America I think LOL

Lillian
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Lillian

I was too lazy to even read through the list, so I know that a actually doing all of these steps are out of the question.

Elicia
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Elicia

I think the real question here, is what in the world is a Cherry Lola Caramel treatment?? It sounds delicious. 🙂 But on a serious note, this process sounds so tedious.…wash & gos shouldn’t be this hard. It’s called “wash & go” for a reason. It’s supposed to be easy & effortless! NOT hard work. If you gotta go through all this, you mind as well just style your hair another way entirely, minus water. Wash & gos don’t have to be for every natural. Stop trying so hard to fit in a box that your hair obviously does not… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

I’ve been reading up on MHM for a few weeks now, and I plan to give the method a try eventually. Based on all the testimonials and information I’ve read about it, I feel like it’ll really help my hair and is worth a shot. No matter what I do, my hair feels dry and matts up easily. I get a ton of SSKs and have breakage issues. But I feel like MHM can change that. I’m excited to give it a try and see my hair transform. It’ll also be nice to do a wash and go and NOT… Read more »

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

OMG I know what you mean! My fine stranded 4c hair is shoulder length when stretched but shrinks right up to my scalp. I could never leave my hair in protective styles for more than a week because it matted up! I promise you this method works. I still get shrinkage BUT now with tiny defined coils (like a pen spring) AND my hair no longer tangles, sheds or breaks. I saw results on day 2. The results were immediate with my son who has 4a hair and a relative with 3c hair. You can also do twistouts that will… Read more »

0101
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0101

These look like 4a and 4b curls. The MHM picture at the bottom looks to be in the 3 range. I went over some of the accompanying videos and links on the other sites listed, but the information is presented in a fairly slipshod way. No one really cites any sources, there are “so‐and‐so said this” and no permalinks. Giant clumps of small text and over‐exposed photos that are hard to see… It makes it very hard to accept these claims as credible. Some of the focus on humectant usage is very climate‐specific, as well. And there is no mention… Read more »

Bobby
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Bobby

This was on Curly Nikki a few weeks ago!

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Ummm… Not to sound rude to anyone, But… So what? Who cares?

cnj
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cnj

This seems like a lot of steps. I reject all these natural hair techniques that take forever. I can’t relate to naturals with long regiments. Also,I thought we were over this curl definition bull crap. If you don’t like your texture get some self esteem or just get a darn “texturizer”. Both of those seem less time consuming than this method. I’m not trying to make light of the struggle but I’m tired of hearing about it. Having perfect frizz free, fly away free, smooth hair isn’t the end all be all. I hate laid edges and perfect curls.

iluvedges
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iluvedges

i love me some nappy edges…it’s real ‚organic, it’s natural

ss (short & sweet)
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ss (short & sweet)

I first read about MHM when PinkeCube replied to a CurlyNikki post. I looked it up and was convinced this was the cure! I have fine, medium density, porous, tightly coiled strands (4c, L‐O cottony). My hair had been plagued by mid‐strand (needle eye) splits and SSK since my big chop in 2009. I could NEVER retain length due to dryness and snapping. I haven’t adhered to the twice weekly cleanses (I’m a dabbler) but my once weekly MHM pre‐poo co‐wash and clay treatment has given me a drastic improvement in the flexibility, suppleness, and tension strength of my strands.… Read more »

Thick Nigerian Hair
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Thick Nigerian Hair

This is actually the most relatable explanation of why someone would do this. No breakage or mid‐strand splits? I can understand that cause I’m sure that’s something that almost everyone has experienced and struggles with. Spending hours/days to achieve curl definition that will not last longer than my crossfit workout is not something I’m interested in. But no more clumps of hair in my comb or on the floor, you’ve peaked my interest.

I can’t say that I’ll soak my hair for 7 days but my hair could stand a mid‐week rinse.

Angel
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Angel

I would just go with knot today and kccc

Zelphia
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Zelphia

Too much time!!! Not for me.

Bhamanon
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Bhamanon

The first pic kind of looks like what my hair looks like when I have a set of mini twists in and I wash them. The hair clumps and coils together and it looks like a defined wash and go. I think I will stick with doing that because this seems to have too many steps and I don’t like sleeping with wet hair. For others who are kind of hair lazy like me, try the mini twist wash and go, works every time and in the morning, I just lightly spritz my ends, shake my hair loose a little,… Read more »

curious
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curious

Can you explain this more? Is it a twist out? or you leave the mini twist in?

Tbh
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Tbh

I don’t care to see how this method works on looser or non‐kinky/coarse textures of hair, tbh. Especially those who do frequent wash n gos.

lablooplah
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lablooplah

The whole point of MHM is to have hydrated hair. I mean how many naturals talk about shea moisture and coconut oil, and what else, coconut oil to seal in moisture. Esp for type 4 hair, all I hear is moisture, moisture, moisture! But when this comes along people are like, oh i donno i dont have time. Yet people spend so much time manipulating their curl patterns with twist outs, braid outs, bantu knot‐outs and what not. It’s not about a wash and go it’s about being able to wear your hair as it is but without the annoying… Read more »

Love my texture
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Love my texture

Seems like a time consuming texturizer to me,
with touch ups in the future.

Rachel
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Rachel

What is this nonsense? This is not a wash and go, a wash and go requires you to wash your hair then go about your day. If you’re not doing that, then it’s not a wash and go. This is just a method to define ‘your curls’. As a person with very nappy hair myself I know if I were to pluck a single strand of hair out of my head you’d be able to see the coil but when all my hair is out it’s completely frizzy and undefined and that’s ok. No, scratch that, undefined hair is freaking… Read more »

iluvedges
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iluvedges

AMEN, yea 4C!

Saturnia Bailey
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Saturnia Bailey

Like, seriously??!! Are we still so obsessed with type 3 defined curls that we will undertake such a time‐consuming method of hair washing in order to achieve it? Are we really prepared to walk around with wet hair 24/7 like some ridiculous Soul‐Glo advertisement and use a multitude of funky products? The whole thing is ridiculous. Ladies, please, we need to let it go. Some of us have cottony, undefined hair — and that’s a beautiful thing. We should embrace it instead of chasing what is obviously a European standard of so‐called good hair. And what’s with the wash and… Read more »

Aly
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Aly

You know what, you are right! I didn’t see it at first but its true, their hair looks like type 3 hair curls in the after pictures. So now I’m wondering, is the real trick of it that your hair is just wet for so long that it temporarily wears down some of the hydrogen bonds? Or maybe there really is so much moisture in your hair that it curls and elongates it‐like when you are washing it. Because seriously, I have 4C hair and I just dont feel like its THAT hard to get my hair moisturized. Although, maybe… Read more »

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

Um no, that’s NOT what the MHM is about. I will say that I am obsessed with MOISTURE not some ‘3C defined curls’. I am also grown enough and woman enough to not only appreciate my natural beauty and not some European standard but to also know that my hair will NEVER look like or be a 3c. Please don’t insult your kinky haired natural sistas or make incorrect assumptions about a method you have never tried. What multiple funky products are used with this method that aren’t staple to natural hair routines already? Clay washes, conditioners, leave in and… Read more »

crownstar
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crownstar

I’ve read these comments and the whole premise is NOT curls, it’s about retaining moisture, no matting, tangles and those dreaded knots. It’s Not about trying to be a 3c or wanting to disguise my hair texture or get a texturizer or not embrace your hair, low self esteem,not being proud to be natural,blah, blah blah. It’s not expensive, most Naturals already have the majority in their “beauty supply store”. I use the same bottle of Tresemme conditioner for EVERY step that requires conditioner and KKCC as my gel and bentonite clay. I actually don’t even wear wash and goes… Read more »

Saturnia Bailey
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Saturnia Bailey

Pardon the typos — I’m just annoyed! 😉

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

Me too.

derrifox
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derrifox

Pls I know this is off topic, but I’ve been lookin into buying JBCO. I was almost about to purchase it and discovered it was the sunny isle brand and not tropical isle. What is the difference. And which on works better pls

trina
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trina

Still dont think it will work if your strands dont have a natural curl pattern. It can’t MAKE curls.

lovemycoils
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lovemycoils

The curls and coils are already there. You just can’t see them because the hair was chronically dry and as a result, frizzy. Hydrated 4c hair is curly/coily hair.

The One
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The One

That’s silly. “Frizzy” is nothing more than hair that hasn’t clumped into organized naps/coils/curls. There’s nothing wrong with unclumped hair. What a lot of people refuse to accept is that 4‐type hair coils on an individual basis. Each strand grows in it’s own direction, which is why it tangles so easily. It’s almost like having a headful of snowflakes: no two strands will coil in the same direction for the entire length of the hair. There is no such thing as “frizz”. You’ll see a lot of women with 2‐ and 3‐type hair claim that they don’t comb their hair… Read more »

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

I am copying and pasting directly from the maximum HYDRATION website: “.……Nappy hair is chronically dehydrated hair that never seems to absorb or retain enough moisture. All the symptoms of “nappyness” (ie. dryness, roughness, brittleness, and frizz) are solely caused by lack of moisture. It is not a hair “type”. A hair type is your porosity, density, thickness, and your coil/curl/zigzag pattern. Dehydrated hair is not a type, because it can be overcome, and your hair does not want to stay dehydrated, the same way chronically dry skin doesn’t want to stay dehydrated. This method allows you to understand, manipulate,… Read more »

The One
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The One

I’m not claiming this method doesn’t “work”. It does exactly what it sets out to do: clump hair. The point is that those clumps on 4c hair are manufactured, not a result of what the hair does by itself. The claims on the website don’t change the fact that “frizz” is nothing more than unclumped hair. 4c hair does not naturally clump, as evidenced by the fact that the only way these women are able to get their hair to clump is by going through this 8‐hour process on a daily basis. This is a nonsensical argument to say that… Read more »

Jumoké
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Ladies, let’s not down this method because it looks tedious and nonsensical to us. If it can help some women overcome dryness (which is a big problem with kinkier hair) then I say go for it! This to me looks like a stricter version of the Curly Girl Method (botanical conditioners, constant cowashing, etc). I will say if you do have kinkier hair and this method seems too tedious and expensive for you, then modify it or try the Curly Girl Method. I’ve been doing a “modified” CG Method for all of summer (from May to present) and I gotta… Read more »

Princess
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Princess

The whole ‘wash and go’ thing is totally lost on me. It’s not like anyone simply washes and goes anywhere fast like the name suggests.

Matte
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Matte

It seems most of everyone is missing the point. The method is called MAX HYDRATION METHOD what’s wrong with that ? As a 4c hair type, I keep my hair in protective styling most of the time. Why? Bc 4c hair type is challenging to manage and prone to tangles and breakage. I consider my hair to be healthy and have managed to find ways to keep it moisturized. With that being said, I still struggle with breakage bc it’s nappy as hell !! I think I will try this method I don’t care about having a defined curl pattern… Read more »

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

Amen!

Tanya
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Tanya

That is me in one of the above pictures and I definitely recommend this method to anyone with dry unmanageable hair. Yes this method does help with defining curls, but it also helps with moisture. I noticed instant results after my 1st day using the MHM. My hair has never been this moisturized since I been natural, the added curl definition is just a plus. But at the end of the day its about having healthy hair, and dry brittle hair is not healthy in my book.
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Knotty Natural
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This process is much too involved for me. I already use Aztec Indian Clay and that alone give me great moisture and shine.

#Adoseofreality
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#Adoseofreality

As someone with type 4c hair, I completely agree with you. The clay is actually the KEY step in this process. I honestly think just completely switching out shampooing and co‐washing for clay washing will give you the same results. Several type 4 naturals have used Bentonite and Rhassoul clay on their hair and noted the above results without anything extra. I’m not trying to discount the hard work and research of PinkeCube, but if you really think about it, the clarifying and co‐washing steps are completely unnecessary since the clay (esp if you’re using Bentonite) is such a powerful… Read more »

JoLiP
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JoLiP

I personally have no interest in wash and gos. Can this method be used for twist‐outs, braid‐outs. Also, it has yogurt, which for me may be a no‐no. I am protein sensitive. Is it just the addition of the amino‐acids in the cherry lola treatment that alter the curl pattern vs. adding moisture? Can the Cherry Lola method be skipped and moisture still be attained? If anyone has tried any alternatives to this method please let me know?

Deedeemaha
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Deedeemaha

What is the big deal with wng.
Step 1 Wash
Step 2. Go
If you hair get dry take along a spray bottle of water for hydration.

HeavnsGirl
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HeavnsGirl

LOL @ Deedeemaha -

I have no idea why so many people gave you a thumbs‐down. Your response made me laugh (for real).

For some people, WnG requires a bit more than that in order to keep the hair from drying out and breaking, but some folks do act like it’s rocket science or something. It really isn’t.

If a WnG requires 18 steps, your hair probably doesn’t want to do it — find another style/ method.

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

Yes, you can use this method to create the most amazing well defined twist outs ever that lasts on 2nd and third day hair. That’s the longest I have gone before washing my hair again. My relative used soy yogurt with no egg in her cherry lola treatment with good results AND this is for those who are protein sensitive. The cherry lola treatment does NOT alter the curl pattern, it’s supposed to act as a deep moisturizing conditioner that jump starts the moisturizing process for your hair. I am sure you can skip it and you can probably skip… Read more »

Inez
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Inez

I followed this method but the cherry Lola caramel treatment wreaked havoc on my protein sensitive hair and it was so time consuming. So now I follow DanaBNatural on YouTube. She combines these elements in a different way that is working great for me. She is protein sensitive as well. For the gel I make mine from flaxseed. My hair is looking and feeling great

Nappy4C Rocks
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Nappy4C Rocks

when will type 4cdefg.…naturalistas learn? your hair is beautiful why are you changing it…you can get your hair max hydration, no ssk, no tangles AND it does not need ‘curl definition’ the 3C look…dang ladies

Jo
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Jo

It might just be me, but I feel like i’m wasting food whenever I put a LOT of it into my hair just for a treatment, and since this is the type of thing to be done more than once in a while… Nah. :/

Also, i’m allergic to dairy.

I’d rather just DC with a natural store bought product and get the same effect.

Jasmine
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Jasmine

Its not just you. I love bananas, I’m not putting them in my hair lol. I’d rather eat my food then use it as a hair treatment. Honestly, my hair doesn’t respond well to food products anyway. I don’t love the way it feels afterwards.

The One
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The One

Technically, if it’s really natural, it should be edible. The best products for your hair and body should not be toxic if ingested. If it’ll make you sick to eat it, it’s probably also doing damage when applied topically because your skin, hair, and nails absorb everything you put on it and it goes straight to your blood stream. Just because we traditionally think of some things as “food” doesn’t make it any less of a “hair product” or “skin product”. Coconut oil is great to cook with and moisturize with. Avocado is a great fruit to add to a… Read more »

f2usacib
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f2usacib

I don’t understand the comments accusing those of us who do wng of wanting our hair to look like type 3 hair. And why is it that twistouts & braidouts‐which certainly don’t look like my curl pattern‐are ok but the wng is the devil? I have type 4b/4c hair type & I do wng in 10 to 30 mins‐much less than it takes to twist/plait my hair‐andI don’t get ssk or tangles or breakage. Furthermore, shrunken, matted wash & fros look unkempt & unattractive on me & are he@$ to detangle. Whatever works for YOUR hair is YOUR business. If… Read more »

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

I have tried this method and it works! it has made me love my hair for the first time ever in all my 37 years! I have only been wearing my hair out for the past 6 months and I will never be tempted to wear a weave or relaxer again. I also used the MHM on my daughter’s type 3 hair and it was stunning better than its ever been. Please try and tell all your friends. no more wasting time and money on products that dont work. Once mastered the method is easy and not time consuming, you… Read more »

Di
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Having your hair not like your texture has made you love your hair for the first time?

nothidden
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nothidden

It IS her texture, just hydrated. My dry fro has a curl pattern as evidenced by shedding. I now want to experience those curls uniform and hydrated, not dry and frizzy.

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Yes, I can honestly say that I hated my hair, not because its 4c but because of its condition…Nappy? From about the age of 10 my hair has been abused by relaxers, weaves, braids, products etc, basically anything that avoided me having to deal with the dry, brittle, thin excuse of a bush that was my hair 🙁 Then I started losing my hairline and so I decided to face reality and my fears…I decided to go natural. I removed my weave at the beginning of the year and have been wearing my hair out since. It has been a… Read more »

Makeba Yeargins
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In the long run its even cheaper, than all those products that wont penetrate even with a steamer. As a low porosity naturalista, the MHM has been sent from heaven. The only flaw would be, that baking soda used daily for 7 days, was to much for the weakest the portion of my head, on the front and the crown. But problem solved when i switch to clarify my hair with the apple cider vinegar.

Carlee
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Carlee

With all the mayonnaise, avocado, honey, yogurt, and other lunch foods naturals put on their head, you’d think WATER wouldn’t be this controversial, but it is. That’s why naturals suffer from breakage and dry hair. I am so shocked that many of the comments are against the max hydration method. Some of you are missing the point when you say the method’s goal is to “get 3c curls” or “get curl definition”, especially because many naturals have curly hair to begin with (although some have more of a zig‐zag pattern). If anything, the goal is the exact opposite. Max hydration… Read more »

ninagirl93
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ninagirl93

nope.

Di
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Can we just talk about how, once again, women with natural hair who are supposed to be “embracing their hair as is fully” are still on this quest for “clumped curls”? It defeats the purpose. Comparing a braidout or twist‐out to this is not the same. This is almost comparable to a “texture softener. I love me some kinky hair on black women. If I had kinky hair, you better believe I would wear the hell out of an afro instead of finding new ways to get “clumps”. As a girl with “clumped curls” let me tell you, it’s not… Read more »

Tanya
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Tanya

How can you try to compare this to a texture softener ? This method does not do anything to alter your natural texture it actually help enhance your natural curls while adding moisture. And no one is conforming to more accepted hair, we are trying to achieve healthy hair. Stop being closed minded and see that its more than just a wash n go method.. The key word is hydration!

JC
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JC

Since you have “clumped curls” why are you mad at those that want it? You’re missing the point that no matter the texture, you want moisturized hair. What exactly are you arguing against lol?

Dee*
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Dee*

I do fake wash‐no‐gos, meaning washing my hair, twisting and next day unraveling. And it’s rare I wear that style.

Repeat steps 1–4 daily or every 2–3 days?

Nah son.

Gabby
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Gabby

I’ve tried this method and it does work. My hair is is more moisturized and shiny. I wouldn’t suggest it for people pressed for time, but the benefits cannot be argued.

I’d like to emphasize that the method is about maximizing the moisture in your hair. Curl/coil definition and clumping is just a byproduct. I don’t understand why anyone would disparage the method based on the fact that the hair just happens to look different after MHM. Healthy, moisturized hair is what everyone wants. If curls come with it, then so be it.

Tanya
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Tanya

Smh @ all these negative comments. If this method is not for you then so be it, but don’t knock the other women who have tried it. If someone would like to acheive a wash n go once in while means they don’t love their hair?? I could careless if my hair was 1c, 2c, 3c or 4c, hell I don’t even really know what texture my hair is lol. But honestly that doesn’t matter, my goal is healthy moisturized hair as I stated b4 and this method helps me achieve just that. And no, you don’t have to only… Read more »

Kayla
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Kayla

I have kinky frizzy 4a hair, I just use coconut cream & coconut oil as a deep conditioner. I use a deep conditioning cap for a little bit of heat. This leaves hair feeling super softs and coils poppin.

Alex
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Alex

For someone who’s been struggling with dryness for years, and always feeling like I can’t achieve wash n go’s because of my type this challenge is interesting. I am going to go along with most the women here and say this regimen is exhaustive! Sheesh that’s a lot of product and steps. It’s taken me 4–5 years to make my process efficient and simple and now I’ve found this and it just seems daunting. lol However this summer I had plans of experimenting with wash n go’s and it failed. When my hair is sopping wet straight out of the… Read more »

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

I understand what you mean because I struggled with dryness during my entire natural hair journey and believe me I’ve tried almost everything. I have read blogs and watched so many youtube videos than I can’t even count! I think what many readers are forgetting is that for such a long time, type 4 hair, especially 4c hair has been so under represented in the natural hair world. Heck for the longest time, many didn’t even want to accept that there was a 4c category. It is only recently that you are even seeing a lot of tutorials for 4c… Read more »

naps#1
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naps#1

this comment is long..

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

I know, I am sorry, got a little carried away trying to give a good explanation lol.

jennifer
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jennifer

Thank you for this review of the MHM. It was clear and gave me the confidence to try it. Wish me luck!

Alex
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Alex

Thank for you this! I have pen like springy curls too but only when soaking wet!! It’s funny you say that as soon as you started the challenge the benefits of mhm eliminated the “extra time’ ” it would’ve took to detangle, and twist. I actually went through the same thing when I started washing 2x a week instead once a week or two weeks, my detangling time went way down. I can’t wait to give this a go and I’m hoping the seemingly daunting process is only a silly fear.

nothidden
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nothidden

Aside from the Cherry Lola caramel treatment, you need one conditioner to water down, one gel, bentonite clay, honey, EVOO, baking soda, ACV, water. The products pictured are hydration‐friendly options. One wouldn’t buy all of them.

Meek
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Meek

I’m with you… It seems interesting but the process seems to be too much. I’ll wait for simplified version.

Meek
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Meek

It seems interesting but the process seems to be too much. I’ll wait for a simplified version.

Mrs A
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Can people with sisterlocks use this method?

Jasmine
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Jasmine

I have to say I’m a little confused by some of the comments. Mainly the ones who are saying that these women are trying to make their hair look like 3c curls. No.

The point is to instill max HYDRATION. We should all know how well our hair behaves when its hydrated. If your hair is hydrated, your natural curl pattern will shine through rather than just having frizz. Water is not going to change your curl pattern lol.

The One
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The One

I think people see it for what it is: giving people a different way to chase curls without feeling guilty about it. The words and the imagery for this method don’t tell the same story. I went to the testimonial page and every single picture is of women who were able to achieve clumping, i.e. 3‐type curling/coiling, after this process. The words say max hydration; the pictures say max curl definition. That’s my honest opinion because if the curl definition wasn’t the point, the before and after pictures wouldn’t make sense since curl definition does not equal health. You can’t… Read more »

JenniD
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JenniD

Amen! You have said it perfectly. I will also add that many women will eventually abandon this method as it is just too time consuming and so heavy in products. It DOES NOT will NOT EVER take this much work to get some moisture into your hair. Kinky hair is dry by nature. Its not suppose to be “moist” and silky to the touch. How on earth are you going to maintain this if your life suddenly got super busy? Its methods and routines like this is what make many women believe natural hair (especially type 4 kinky )is hard… Read more »

Mellowmelody
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Mellowmelody

So you’re suggesting that thirsty hair looks and behaves like hydrated hair? That is simply not true, but you know this already. Anyone who has ever washed their hair knows that they see their curls behaving differently when the hair is hydrated coated with conditioner. Hydrated hair clumps together, regardless of curl pattern. Hydrated hair is supple. The cortex of the hair is lush and elastic. Dry hair snaps when you try to manipulate it. Dry hair breaks, tangles and creates a mesh effect, especially on 4c hair. Yes dry hair *looks* different than hydrated hair. That top picture of… Read more »

The One
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The One

All of that was nothing more than the Jheri Curl sales pitch. WET hair will behave differently than dry hair, yes, but 4c hair after it has dried, regardless of moisture retention does not naturally clump because the strands do not curl uniformly. This method is manufactured clumping. Everyone is acting like the only way you can tell your hair is hydrated is if you look like you just stepped out of a pool. I keep my hair well hydrated/moisturized and no ringlets are apparent from a distance. I don’t need to sleep with sopping wet tresses every night or… Read more »

Cottony Curls
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Cottony Curls

OMG stop it already! No one’s walking around with SOPPING wet Jheri Curl hair trying to manufacture curls! All these ASSumptions about a method you’ve NEVER tried is annoying and insulting. It’s not necessary– just agree to disagree and move on and stop bashing with exaggerated statements that simply aren’t true. With the MHM you are able to retain your natural curl pattern while moisturizing your hair. What’s with the unspoken rules about 4c hair that I am supposed to be following? And it’s alright to spend HOURS twisting, HOURS untwisting, HOURS braiding, HOURS unbraiding, HOURS doing Bantu knots and… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

The thing is you can tell how hydrated someone’s hair is by looking at it. That’s a cosmetological fact. Just like if you look at your nail are they brittle and think with yellow or black streaks or clear and strong. Is your face supple and glowing or pasty, blemished and dry? Our outer bodies are signs of what’s going on inside. It’s the same for hair. Clumped, uniform, shiny curls or waves vs. greasy, frizzy, straw like, broken, split, patchy hair. We all know what healthy hair looks like and if it comes with curls so be it. It’s… Read more »

Mini
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Mini

I am going to try MHM this week. I am currently transitioning and right now I have crochet braids in and I love them but I know I need to look after my natural hair underneath. I really hope it works for me because it looks like a method I can apply all by myself. Wish me luck!

Dananana
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Dananana

I’ll probably get downvoted because we apparently can’t be critical about this method, but whatever. Be careful if you’re transitioning from relaxed hair– it’s way more porous than natural hair, and overloading relaxed strands with moisture can cause hydral fatigue and breakage at the line of demarcation. I would normally suggest protecting your relaxed hair with coconut oil, but I don’t think that works with the MHM system. You may want to ask an MHM expert on how to adapt the steps to your head.

Melissa
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Melissa

I think moisture can be be achieved without so many products. Hot oil treatments work great for my kinks. I leave it in over night after washing or just leave it in till next wash. I tried a couple treatments and lusters is the best. I know its old school and full of stuff naturals hate, but it works. Once or twice a week of this treatment is what my hair likes. No more crunchiness.

Jerri
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Jerri

Can I skip Step 1? Not really interested in taking my hair through the pH rollercoaster ie. Baking soda and vinegar. And didnt you all just show where someone proved that ACV rinse does NOT clarify the hair?

EmmaT
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I have been doing this method since mid july. My reason behind it was not to have my hair look like anything other than what it is, but I do hate having dry brittle ends, and detangling for me was a mutha! Since trying the method I have had less tangles, less shedding, and less ssks. I have done a wash and go ( one of few) however, I prefer to do twist outs and I love the big, curly fro I get. If this is not for you pass, but by no means think that anyone or everyone is… Read more »

TNAC
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Well, I looked at this method and also thought that it would be way too much work, so i decided to only do it once a week on my normal wash day. I skipped the gel and did a 3 strand twist out, and it was the most moisturised, and defined one i’d ever done. I didn’t have to put any moisture in it till the next wash day which was about 10 days later. After this I decided to try it every other day to see how it would affect my hair. Now I have 4b/a hair and my… Read more »

Beatrix
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Beatrix

Though I appreciate this write‐up, the writer may want to remove any mention of wash n go from the title of this here article. I’ve been ignoring all other articles about this method for weeks now because they all tout it as a way to get a defined wash n go for type 4 hair and I doesn’t make sense for a girl to work so hard to achieve the ‘wash n go’ look. After finally giving in for curiosity’s sake, I think the founder of the method was ultimately more interested in finding ways to moisturize her 4c, low… Read more »

InspiredCoils
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InspiredCoils

I’m happy that some have found a method that works for them and gives them the overall hair results they need to feel more comfortable and in love with their hair. I don’t knock it because we all have to do what’s best for our hair and lifestyle. I do however, have concerns about the long term effects this may have on one’s hair. From first glance this reminds me a lot of a chemical process but with less harsh ingredients. Like most texture altering chemical processes you need to raise the pH extremely high to lift the cuticles to… Read more »

InspiredCoils
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InspiredCoils

Meant to say “Clarifying shampoo and shampoo bars have a high pH…”

Journeytohealthyhair
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Journeytohealthyhair

THE REAL GOAL ABOUT THIS METHOD IS TO HAVE HEALTHY HAIR NOT DEFINED CURL LIKE TYPE 3 HAIR. Max Hydration helps ladies with type 4 hair to fight dryness and tangles. When detangling, you don’t have to struggle with your hair, you won’t waste 2–4 hours styling your hair and still look like a hot mess and this method define your TRUE texture. If you love your hair the way is it and you want to keep it simple, that’s fine but don’t call people doing this method self‐hater because “we don’t love you hair blablabla” . In fact, we… Read more »

Misha
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Misha

I am trying the MHM right now, but I’ve modified it. 1) I don’t need to have baking soda in my hair for half an hour to an hour. No one does. In fact, the times on much of the process are way too much (also, ain’t nobody got time for that), and I agree, use of baking soda or ACV on your hair every day will surely do more damage in the long run. I am only on the second day (I did the Cherry Lola yesterday [I did need a protein treatment, so no problems with that] and… Read more »

Misha
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Misha

Also for the LOVE OF GOD NEUTRALIZE YOUR CLAY.
If you decide to do the MHM, whether by the book or not, NEUTRALIZE YOUR CLAY. This stuff is BEYOND BASIC, pushing 10 on the pH scale, NEUTRALIZE YOUR CLAY.

Remember, you are acidic.

NEUTRALIZE. NEUTRALIZE.

Rochelle
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Misha what do you mean by neutralize your clay? Can you please tell me how to do that? Thank you in advance for your response. I’m still new to the MHM and did the CLT last night.

Martina
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Martina

Clay is alkaline and we are acidic so we need to lower the ph by neutralizing the clay meaning adding something acidic to the clay like apple cider vinegar.

Likewaterforchocolat
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Likewaterforchocolat

With all of these “steps” could one consider this a “wash n go”? It takes 7 days for goodness sake. I think it can be considered a good process for retaining moisture.

Susie
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Susie

Thank god I was blessed with that “good” 4a/b hair! A little water, condish and gel and…VOILA! Curls for days. LOL BTW, I used to suffer from mega splits, both end and mid‐shaft. Since I started using a clarifying shampoo once a month followed by a moisturizing shampoo, protein and moisturizing condish, I dare say my splits have gone to splitsville! In other words, they are gone. At least drastically reduced. In between shampoos, I follow the curly girl routine as much as possible. There is such a thing a moisture overload which will eventually weaken and break the hair.… Read more »

Saffron247
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Saffron247

Healthy hair is good hair, no such thing as good hair.

Jacky
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Jacky

I don’t want to start a hair type war… but I don’t think her hair is 4c. My natural hair seems similar to hers but my natural hair is type 4a. I heard that 4c hair doesn’t form curls, I’m not sure of how true that is. But when I was washing my natural hair with shampoo, my curls were barely( if at all ) visible so I thought that my hair type was 4c for a long time. When I started using Bentonite clay to wash my hair, it seemed like my hair was getting healthier with each wash… Read more »

jedilove
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jedilove

In my opinion, any new method that does not save me time, effort and product is a no no. I am African and have type 4C medium porosity hair, I find that washing, deep conditioning,protective styling, wearing my full fro and the occasional twist out is good for me. I have no desire to have “more defined curls” because my hair does not “curl“naturally but is coiled and kinky. I am fine with its natural texture and my family and colleagues have eventually gotten accustomed to my natural hair and now see beauty in it. I think it would be… Read more »

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

HI Jedilove, I have been doing the MHM for about 1 month now and I can honestly say the results are amazing! Let me clear up a few misconceptions: This method will save time and money as you only spend about 30mins every 3 days doing your hair. I make my own conditioner and gel as I couldn’t get the recommended products where I live. I am Jamaican with 4c low porosity hair. My hair wouldn’t accept moisture even after DC, LOC, PS, you name it. My hair would not curl unless brutally manipulated and even then it didn’t last.… Read more »

jedilove
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jedilove

Hi Denise, The method is a 7‐day process, it says so in the article and on the website. I repeat my hair does not “curl” it is very tightly coiled also known as kinky. Although the coils vary in tightness on different parts of my head. My hair does not curl even when it is well moisturised, I emphasise moisturised not wet. The Kinky texture of my hair is not a “condition”, even when my hair is well moisturised it is still kinky, I emphasise moisturised again. I have no hair envy for anyone, I accept what my hair can… Read more »

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Hi Jedilove, let me give you a little background about my hair journey, my hair has always been fine thin even as a child with natural hair. From about age 10 it has been curly permed, relaxed, weaved, braided, BC, you name it! All because I didn’t know to to care for it. I avoided having to deal with my hair as it was always a disappointment as it couldn’t hold a style. After 20+ years I decided to go natural this New Year as I realised that I was going bald, my hairline was receding and my hair overall… Read more »

Dayna
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Dayna

Hello Jedilove, For some reason you thnk that this method was created to try to get our hair looking like people of other races. What? That is absoutely ridiculous. Everyone’s hair has coils, curls, or whatever they wish to call it. Hair just appears ‘kinky’ because it is not fully moisturized. Now, you might consider moisture to be some butters, creams and oils, but really, water is the only thing that TRULY moisturizes our hair. This method is just trying to get as much moisture into the hair as possible so it can look uniform and clumped. That is in… Read more »

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Thank you Dayna! You get it…and that was all I was hoping for when I joined this discussion, that someone out there would also get it. 🙂 I have never been one to join in such topics as I believe that — if you don’t have something good to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all! I didn’t have anything good to say about previous regimes that I had tried because they didn’t work for me but I didn’t advertise that as I didn’t want to discourage someone else that it might work for. The MHM has been for me… Read more »

DLB
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DLB

When you first start out it is 7 seven days, but then after that it goes to 2–3 days. This information is in the article.

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Hi, The 7 day (express) cycle is recommended if you want to reach your goal quicker. The original cycle was based on re doing your hair every 3 days as that is how long the conditioner will keep working on your hair. If you have time then by all means do it daily but if not every 3 days will still give you great results. The regime isn’t set in stone…:) Also please do not get hung up on the days, as it will take a few months to reach MHM if your hair is very dehydrated but the great… Read more »

Cleo M
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Cleo M

This is a fancy name for a wash and go. I find they don’t work for all hair types and I’m personally not that fond of slapping gel in my hair to get “curls” because my hairs takes hella long to dry. It’s takes more than 8 hours to air dry and don’t absorb gel in larges amounts very well without product build up. For some reason this wash n go is reminding me of jerry curls…I don’t know but good for the who makes this tutorial works for them. This is too many steps, I can’t work and do… Read more »

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Hi Cleo, The style used in the regime is a WnG because it is a protective style that requires the least amount of manipulation to your hair which means less breakage. You can choose to style your hair any way you want once the gel is applied — twist, bantu, roller etc. It makes a great sealant as it doesn’t create a heavy build up such as butters, cream. The gels do not give you curls, you already have them, the gel just seals them. You will not need to use a lot of gel as the hair will be… Read more »

Hansy
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Hansy

Thanks Denise for all the info. I am def. trying this method. Some people are just too closed minded to try something new so don’t bother with them. I will try it, if it works good, if not then I will keep doing what I am doing. But I think it’s worth trying.

L.u
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L.u

I’m excited about the option of having well‐hydrated 4c hair (bye‐bye breakage!!!), and I understand that the jherri curls are a by‐product of having well‐moisturized hair…but can I still do this and maintain a more fluffy textured, undefined look? A little curl definition doesn’t hurt, but I don’t want my hair to be looking so juicy, lol.

Anyone who has tried this…please offer feedback! Thanks!

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Hi L.u, Yes you can, spray your hair with a little water and apply only a small amount of gel or none if you prefer. After you apply the gel, do a few big twists and allow to semi dry and remove, fluff n go. You are not limited to a WashnGo (the jherri curl look). You can do all your usual styles of twists, bantu, roller etc, your curls will still be able to be manipulated into a fuller fro 🙂

Tibard
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Tibard

Where do you find time to perform a clay rinse in the morning when you need to get the kids off to school and be at work at a certain time? I like the idea but it is not practical for most working citizens…

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

I keep a large bottle of pre‐mixed clay which I then portion out into a smaller applicator bottle. As soon as I wake up, I rinse my hair in the sink and then apply the clay. I go off and get the kids ready then I rinse out the clay while I take a shower. If you really want something you will find the time… As you progress with the regime you will find that it becomes quicker to style your hair. It is recommended that you do the regime every day for the first 7 days ( if you… Read more »

TafaraMav
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TafaraMav

I’m sorry but I just have to offer an alternate review to the African lady’s comments in the earlier comments. I too am African like her with 4c hair. For me the max hydration method has nothing to do with hair envy. I subscribe to all of it’s principles and like a previous comment said, it is revolutionary. I am on Day 6 of the method. My hair has never been healthier or more moisturised. I still don’t have fully defined curls and that’s alright. The point for me is moisture. If the curls do come, which is going to… Read more »

Tibard
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Tibard

Is it possible to do all of the steps at night? I’m thinking that step 2 with the overnight deep conditioner can be shortened to 1–2 hours at night under a warm dryer so i can then do the clay and then finish with conditioner and twist(two strand) the hair for bed.

What do you think‐can i get the same results?

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Hi Tibard,
Yes you can, the regime gives you many options and the one that you suggested will work. The MHM is not set in stone, you can adjust it to fit in with your schedule. Results will vary but I believe they will be great all the same. It is not an overnight process but you will notice a difference from the first go.

In the short space of time that I have been doing it my hair has improved more than I could have hoped for or even anticipated. Good luck and enjoy your curls 🙂

Chrissyjam
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Chrissyjam

Yes! Of course you can do it overnight. This method is very flexible, contrary to popular belief. Just remember to clarify, clay rinse, and condition. Depending on time, products, and hair needs I skip around the regimen ALOT. Still beautiful results. Once you try it you’ll learn you don’t have to be so rigid with it, and that you can customize it to your lifestyle.

Jaz
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Jaz

I have type 4a/b hair for the most part, and I started the method. I recently cut my hair into a tappered cut. Because twist outs is time consuming at my current length I decided to try the method. However, I modified the method. In most of the videos, the women dedicate 30 min to an hour for each step. Aint nobody got time for that, so i dedicate about 10 min to each step for a 30min wash day and 5 min styling. Practical enough for me. My curls are looking better ans better after each wash, frizz is… Read more »

Tibard
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Tibard

Jaz, Chrissyjam and Denise, Thank you all for the wondeful advice! I am in day 2 of the MHM and I am doing everything at night. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes but i really like the results. I’m finding that I’m a little heavy handed with the leave in and gel but I’m working through it. Findings after 2 days: noticebly less frizz and hair is longer due to the moisture. I wish that i knew about this when I was younger, so much angst I put myself through! After all these years, i’m realizing that the… Read more »

Denise Burrow
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Denise Burrow

Well done T, keep up the good work and keep those curls popping! It will get quicker with each day you complete the regime. I know over 2hrs may sound like a lot of time to spend on your hair but for those of you who haven’t tried it, please don’t be confused. (All that time is not spent with your hands in you hair, ok. You can do other things while the products are working on your hair). :)I spend about 30mins every 3 days on my hair. To help with product application, I dilute my leave in and… Read more »

Angel
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Angel

Looks great but it takes too much effort.

Courtney
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Courtney

All that doesn’t seem necessary. The cherry lola treatment is pretty much a protein treatment so thats ok but everything else is too much. You dont need to clarify your hair every time you wash it. Clay cleanses so it doesnt make sense to cowash beforehand. The clay helps the curls clump and so does finger detangling. If you finger detangle enough your curls tend to stay clumped. I think the main thing that helps the moisture levels with this routine is the cowashing and/or clay rinse and layering products to keep moisture in.

Destiny
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Destiny

Cosign. I clarified once with Terressentials clay wash for one week. One bottle last me now about 2 mos.

NC
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NC

So much professed pride in our hair, yet the slightest hint of being able to get rid of said hair and not only do people jump on eagerly, but disturbingly develop mob mentality when someone says “Hey, this does not seem right”. Also interesting that hair that does not naturally clump into conventionally desired curls is already being actively associated with negative words: “unmanageable”, “challenging”, “fighting.”.. and people are falling over themselves to ‘prove’ that our kinks are actually inferior s’s: you might think you’re a 4C, but if you do this and that, you’ll find you’re actually a 4A!… Read more »

Destiny
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Destiny

Sorry, you’re wrong. I don’t do this method I do another, but all the product gets washed out there is no build up at all. And doesn’t stretching and braiding constantly to have another look more like not accepting your hair as it grows?? I’m arguing that our hair can “clump” naturally as our hair does grow in curls. Constantly combing and manipulating my hair caused it to appear frizzy and that was fine but just because I have learned to care for my hair as it grows to become clumped curls does not mean I have an inferiority complex.… Read more »

Lisa Fhagen
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Lisa Fhagen

Although I do agree that the primary reason for people with tight curls feeling inferior and having “hair envy” of type 3’s has to do with white supremacy and all that awful nonsense that continues today. But, I also think it has to do with learning about our hair because that knwledge and self‐love as taken from us. The knowledge and self‐love was passed down to a few because they had people in their lives who kne how to care for tight curls. That being said, I am researching this method not for myself (I have 3c/4a/4b), I think) but… Read more »

Wolfs mommy
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Wolfs mommy

I don’t agree with any of your comments on here. I’m not trying this out of some sense of inferiority with my hair and I resent that your comments make a blanket statement on those who use this method. My goal is to try didn’t methods so that my hair stays moisturized not heavy or greasy. I’ve tried the LOC method, washing and sealing, being a product junky and making my own products. nothing thus far made my hair feel healthy. My hair would be heavy one day then totally dry and flaky the next. I just want consistency and… Read more »

Britt
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Britt

I am actively trying this method.Ive been natural for a year and still having a hard time maintaining moisture.I wish I had found out about this method before big chopping again.

Destiny
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Destiny

I’ve been saying this forever!! I’ve even mentioned it on JCs blog naturalhaven but she totally barked at me that her blog is for 4 range hair types who’s hair does not clump BUT I DO HAVE 4 RANGE HAIR AND WASH AND GOES WORK FOR ME And I believe they can work for many others as well, not to long ago I took a firm stance against wash agos for my hair type. I never believed it could work. A few things: 1. I became completely heat free before I wash n go successfully 2. I stopped stretching my… Read more »

Cillacil
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Cillacil

Thank you I have been looking for good DIY recipes for Deep condish and leave ins.

NC
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NC

Reading through my previous comment, I realize I need to make my point better and not spread negativity. There’s nothing wrong with trying out new things on our hair — I think it’s fantastic that we black women are taking our hair care into our own hands, and helping one another. What I don’t agree with, however, is creating hierarchies whereby those with fuzzy, undefined hair, are yet again classified as less than — just for being. I don’t want to see kinky hair described in the unfavorable terms that have already been used in this comment thread, in what… Read more »

Maya
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Maya

Some of these comments are ridiculous. This method makes your hair the best it can be in it’s natural state, it’s not like a relaxer. So therefore those who don’t have ‘curls’ actually do have them, it’s just their hair was too dry for it to show. People are so sensitive. If you like your hair in it’s more dry state, ok your choice. If this is ‘too much’ for you cool, your choice. But do not say things like this takes too much time for anyone with a life. I am a full time student, I have a job,… Read more »

NC
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NC

But that’s just it — ‘the best it can be in its natural state’ is not an objective statement — it is loaded with a huge number of preconceptions, the clearest being the notion that hair with kinks is undesirable, and curls are the best that our hair can be. There are many black women who do not feel this way — they love their hair in its dry and magnificent state. We’re not all looking for curls. You make time because it is clearly highly important to you. Others don’t wish to embark on that journey — their wishes… Read more »

CMarie
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CMarie

Hydrated curls are pronounced. Dry hair frizzes. No one says anything when you do a twist out to “manipulate” your texture. Calm your nerves.

NotHidden
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NotHidden

…all this over water, hydration, moisture.

Those who prefer dry, frizzy hair can, and will, keep it.

Ree
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Ree

Calm down. You sound like a hater. There is nothing wrong with wanting curls sometime and kinky hair other times. Nobody is saying kinky hair is ugly actually dry hair suck. So promote moisture and stop promoting dry hair.

RBCA07
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RBCA07

The MHM is not the best your hair can be. If ‘MHM’ is the healthiest your hair can be, that means your hair is producing unhealthy hair! If the MHM ‘restores’ hair to its full potential, why doesn’t the scalp produce maximum hydrated hair.? This method is the epitome of artificialdom. It is artificially manipulating the hair, to look like something IT IS NOT. Your hair is not poorly hydrated without the MHM, it’s fine. The MHM hydrates the hair to excess and the person has to upkeep that. That is not natural. Your scalp is not producing rubbish hair… Read more »

Abstract
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Abstract

Interesting…I wonder if this curl definition is from max hydration or is just simply curl loosening from repeated baking soda use.

Elaine
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Elaine

The ladies who do it know that the method is about much more than a wash and go. While I find the full step method too time consuming, the benefits of the method can’t be argued with. However there are some valid concerns regarding the long term effects of frequent baking soda use that the creator of the method avoids addressing. In fact, She will cop a little attitude if you present her with scientifically based studies that detail the negative effects of long term baking soda use. She won’t approve the baking soda challenging comments on her website to… Read more »

Khala
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Khala

if youre so concerned about the baking soda, just use acv

cant hurt to try

Susie
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Susie

This method makes me wonder if true African textured hair would need all this hydration if the hair had stayed pure in its African‐ism. For example, if sulfate shampoos, relaxers, hair weaves/extensions, poor diet, etc. had never been introduced to the “pure” African. This also includes environment. The African climate is far different than it is in, let say, Iowa. For many of us, our hair is wonky because of a lifetime of Westernized practices. I mean, think of photos of Africans with hair so tightly coiled to their scalp, each individual curl stands alone like a black pebble. In… Read more »

RBCA07
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RBCA07

I am Ghanaian and people there don’t always use shampoos and conditioners in their hair. If they are poor and live rurally, they just use basic soap and oils etc. Their hair still gets dry as heck. They still need to hydrate it. The texture of the hair is what it is. Living on the continent is not some magical elixir. There is no such thing as no maintenance hair. So whilst I agree, there are modern products which dry out hair (any hair) living on the continent, will not mean your hair is never dry, especially if you live… Read more »

BC
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BC

So is this regiment 7days a week (or every 2–3days) for the rest of your natural hair life? In other words is it personal hair health judgement that determines when you seize doing the regiment daily?

Ace
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Ace

If you’re concerned about having to do this elaborate regime everyday for the rest of your life, don’t be. According to the MHM site, you can alternate steps 1,4 and 5 or even just a simple co‐wash, leave‐in and gel regime with the full regime. You don’t have to do it every day either. You can wash every 1–3 days once you have reached 70% hydration, and you can go as long as 5 days without washing once you’ve reached max hydration. It seems that maintaining max hydration is a lot easier than getting there. I’m on day 3 of… Read more »

Stacey
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Stacey

I did the first step of this method starting yesterday night and completing today. I must say I do see a slight difference. My issue was my roots would be bushy with some curly and then I will have coils on the ends. So I figured my hair is not hydrated enough so I was hoping this method would help. So ‘i’ve done wing’s before with good results, but always the bushiness neat the roots and water mixed with gel pooling on my tips! So with the MHM the bushiness is lessened and no pooling of water & gel on… Read more »

Scorpion of Mars.
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Scorpion of Mars.

For those wondering abt the harmful affects of baking soda and it’s very alkaline PH, there is an option to add honey (average PH of 3.9) to the baking soda rinse… Along with water (neutral). I think this would help with bringing down the pH. There is also the option to neutralize the baking soda to a PH of 7 by diluting 1 tbsp of baking soda in 20 cups of water, then taking 1 tsp of that mixture and diluting it further into 1 cup of water.

Najwa
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Najwa

I think this method is awesome. There’s nothing wrong with defining your natural curls. It’s not about loosening your natural curl pattern.

HairQueen
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HairQueen

I think this Max hair hydration crap is simply a FAD that will either be forgotten about next year or the detrimental hair effects will be exposed from the current guinea pigs. Simply deep condition, trim and care for ends, moisturize, and cleanse hair weekly…Boom. No one with a full time job, family, and/or common sense would go through this weird time consuming process for a Jerry Curl.

Naturalista Diva
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Naturalista Diva

Who died and made you the Queen of Everything?
Just because it 1. doesn’t work for your or 2. you don’t feel like putting in the effort; doesn’t make it a stupid endeavor. Swerve back into your line, your arrogance is leaking all over the place.

bobb
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bobb

this is the best comment ever

Alanna Stoneham
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Alanna Stoneham

LOL. thank you Naturalista Diva, for removing that silly paper crown from HairQueen’s head.

Twiceasnice
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Twiceasnice

I’ll talk about MHM from the perspective of someone who has done each of the elements separately (except for the baking soda). Despite the intimidating instructions, it’s really not that hard and saves time in the long run. I don’t do the exact time’s Pinke prescribes, but I do all of the steps and ingredients, and I do leave each item on for some amount of time. Again, I’ve used all these items separately, and they do seem to work better all together and in this order. I also use less than half of the recommend amount of product at… Read more »

Sophi
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I just found out about this today. I have the most basic hair routine shampoo, dry condition and oil when required.

I also should mention that I have dreadlocks and I was wondering if anyone with locs has tried the method…I’m curious.

RS
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I have been using the MHM for the last Month and I LOVE IT!!! I’m able to rock my hair and have a nice curl for a week or so before I have to re‐wash!! The best part is even at the end of the week my hair is still super soft. My hair appreciates the MHM and I’m a fan all the way!!!!

Salli
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Salli

That is A LOT to be doing every day and every night consistently.

TaSchema
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TaSchema

I discovered my max moisture while clay washing I used Terressentials clay wash and was completing the detox and my results were like the pictures above. I thought I was a 4c because my hair was super dry, frizz and unmanageable. but at the end of the detox I had totally different hair and am actually a 3b/c. I didn’t use all those products though. Terressentials lavender clay wash, Raw ivory shea butter and castor oil where the items that I was using at the time. It does work though.

Tara Arikawe
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For those who are having an issue with the amount of steps and time involved, I would like to offer my time saving version. I would also like to preface this by stating that I believe I have high porosity hair so I don’t use the baking soda, I wash my hair on Sundays and Wednesdays (my typical off days from work), and I have dense 4b/4c bsl when stretched hair. To save time, I skip some rinsing steps and products, and I start the process in my kitchen sink until I’m ready to get in the shower. Here are… Read more »

Weezy
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Weezy

Thank you! I have high porosity hair also and I greatly appreciate your time saving tips. I will be trying your modifications my next wash day.

SheReads
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SheReads

How do you know if you have high porosity hair?

Vernessie M. Joseph-Burbank
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Vernessie M. Joseph-Burbank

i like your version, I think I could do this one

Chelsea
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Chelsea

Who has time for this??

Afro Bella
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Afro Bella

I love it!!

Afro Bella
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Afro Bella

I Love it!

Olivia
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Olivia

I’ve been doing it on and off for months now. Now that my hair is getting some length I started doing it faithfully and HUNTY this method WORKS! It’s a process but I think it’s worth it, for now. My hair is still short so this process takes about 3 hours, depending on how long I leave the DC in. My curls are POPPING!!

Olivia
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Olivia

I’ve been doing this process on and off for months now but since my hair has gotten some length, I’ve decided to do it faithfully. HUNTY let me tell you, this method WORKS! It’s a process but it’s worth it to me.. My hair is about 5 inches long on the top and shorter on the sides. It’s take me about 3 hours,depending on how long I keep the DC in. The more I do it, the more curls appear. I don’t even do it everyday and my curls are POPPIN!!!

Niesha
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Niesha

I swim regularly because of my job, so would I just not use chlorine away shampoo and just follow all of the steps instead?

Victoria Quinn
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Victoria Quinn

this sounds cute…but the way my job is set up.….….….…

Annette Brown
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Annette Brown

It works. Period.

Kay Jay
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Kay Jay

I’ve been trying it for a week now and my hair is just as dry and frizzy as before. I don’t know if it’s because my hair is only about an inch long. It’s quite curly when wet but once it dries it’s super dry. I’m at my wits end cuz I’d been trying many things before this so this was supposed to have been my hair saviour.….

Tk
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Tk

Maybe you’re using too much baking soda

Amanda M .Rich
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Amanda M .Rich

Thanks for the site. I know another site for hair styling products(http://www.myhaircarecoach.com/).Hope it help you.

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Natural
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Natural

It’s so sad to see so many negative comments. One of the issues with kinky, coily hair is hydration. This is a method to improve that. The more delicate the hair, the more work it takes. Obviously this is for someone who wants healthy hair, not for people who like to complain about the effort it takes. Some people will spend a lot of time on their outfit, some on their makeup, so what’s wrong with spending extra time on your hair? My hair is 3C and I used this method and loved it. It works very well, even with… Read more »

KimKAI
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KimKAI

My mom and I did the MHM for a month and let me tell you the results were incredible. In order for you to understand I’ll start from the beginning. My mom and I have been relaxed for almost 16 plus years. The first time my mom relaxed my hair was for her wedding, I was six years of age, because my hair was too thick and long. At the time we didn’t know about any natural haired products and if any they were way too expensive and time consuming to keep up with. So, we hopped onto the boat… Read more »

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