Is there any such thing as a perfect wash and Go? Maybe. I’m not sure if I have mentioned it before, but I am addicted to healthy hair care, and I get especially get excited about new techniques that pop up here and there.
I’m always looking for the next big thing that is coming up in the healthy hair world, no matter if it is: relaxed , natural, or in between hair. It’s always exciting to see how much our view on healthy hair care has evolved. So with that said, the other day as I was reading articles and blogs online and watching YouTube, I stumbled across a method called the “Anthony Dickey Method”.
I can just hear y’all now , “Okay, what the heck is an Anthony Dickey method and who the
hell heck is Anthony Dickey? Well, to dive into this post, I’m going to start with the latter the who.
Anthony Dickey is a very popular and successful hair stylist from the Hair Rules Salon. If some of you guys do not know what Hair Rules is, Hair Rules was one of the first hair care lines to cater to naturally kinky*, curly, and wavy hair. Hair Rules also has a hair care salon which is located in New York City.
Anthony has been in the hair care business with a primary focus on curly hair for 20+ years, and has transformed the kinks and curls of celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Andre 3000, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Nicole Ari Parker.
What is the Anthony Dickey Method
The method is best broken up under three headings:
1. Cleansing- In the video below, Anthony Dickey starts off by applying a cleansing cream. He takes a liberal amount and applies it to HuffingtonPost blogger Julee’s hair, while detangling and “massaging” out the shed hairs.
2. Conditioning- Anthony then takes the conditioner and again applies a liberal amount to her hair. In this step, he emphasizes the importance of applying liberal amounts of whichever conditioner product that you choose to use.
He also makes a point of how he does not use a comb – and does not recommend using a comb – because it disturbs the curl pattern. We know that finger detangling is a gentle way to detangle our curls and kinks, and it cuts down on the breakage that we can experience with other tools, so that is definitely great advice.