I’ve gotten a few questions about the exact products I use for MHM, so I figured I’d just create a quick post to answer it for everyone in one place.
As far as the ingredients for all the DIY products:
- I started with the Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, because that’s what I had on hand. I ended up grabbing a store brand organic ACV when I ran out, and found it smells stronger than the Braggs. Both work just fine, but I intend to use Bragg’s when I run out of the store brand.
- I tossed the container of benzontonite clay, so I don’t remember the brand. I bought it at Whole Foods.
For deep conditioning and co-washing I use Face Values brand Tea Tree Conditioner, which I bought from Harmon. It’s the no-frills version of Paul Mitchell’s Special Tea Tree Conditioner.
For Step 4 (Leave-in condish) I use Kinky-Curly Knot Today, which I got on Amazon.
For Step 5 (curl definer) I use Miss Jessie’s Multi-Cultural Curls, which I get on Amazon, or at Sally’s Beauty Supply. This is the one item that doesn’t strictly adhere to the Maximum Hydration Method’s no-no ingredient list. I tried Kinky-Curly’s coiley custard, which was the most commonly used curl definer among all the blogs I read. I found that my hair really didn’t respond well to a gel, so I returned to
Miss Jessie’s, and I’ve been pleased with the results.
I’ve thrown everything else out. So I don’t have oodles of product around my bathroom anymore, which my family really appreciates.
I hope that answers your questions. As always feel free to reach out on Instagram @TR_Patmore, or on Facebook!!