I’m the cautious type and for that I make no apologies; it’s who I am and it will govern the decisions I make about almost everything in my life.
Call me a coward if you will but the way I see it is at least I’ll live to fight another day. This carries over to even my approach to hair care. You certainly won’t find me jumping to run the gamut of challenges that surfaces ever so often in the hair care forums.
With that said, I’m sure there are others like me who are curious about the Maximum Hydration Method, but haven’t gotten around to trying it yet.
I got as far as following the board where pinkcube explains everything, buying all the products needed to do it and I even pored over hours of YouTube tutorials. Some may call it procrastination but after giving some thought to it myself, I have concluded that it’s more than that. It’s apprehension, reluctance, fear of the unknown.
What’s the Maximum Hydration Method?
The Maximum Hydration Method (MHM) is a fairly new concept in black hair care. It only gained traction in 2014. So in case you are just getting your feet wet on this natural hair journey and are clueless about the MHM, it is basically a five step process which looks a little like this:
- Step 1 – Cleanse with ACV/ Baking Soda
- Step 2 – Cowash* and Detangle
- Step 3 – Clay rinse
- Step 4 – Botanical leave-in
- Step 5 – Botanical gel
The steps are repeated weekly to attain maximum moisture in the hair strands so that hair can clump better, leading to more defined curls and also to cut down breakage due to dryness. Already it seems to have a huge following as several bloggers and YouTubers have been singing its praises. We love the results we see — regardless of the fact that the whole process to achieve the apparently phenomenal results — looks quite time consuming. To her credit though, Pinkcube has outlined variations of the regimen that you can try after sticking to the 7 day initiation period.