Ok, permit me to dedicate today's post to all my beauties on a natural hair journey. When I say natural hair,I actually mean, unrelaxed, untexturized, no chemically processes hair, I'm referring to the afro, kinky, curly, coily God given hair, gerrit? lolll.
|My hairline is seriously improving...|
|Ok, I was feeling fly , I had to flaunt my Tee...|
So my hair has been natural since January this year when i did my big chop, and honestly its been amaaaaazing. Truly the best decision I made for my hair, that's the best way to summarize it.
I started off very confused about products and protective styling, it was so overwhelming with everyone giving their different opinions and suggestions. I invested so much in products on various recommendations, one person says use this, it does that, or use that it does this, and I kept buying, and buying and buying. I had over 30 different products at one point *jaw drops* and I used all of them to be quite frank. The only advantage of having and using so much products was that I was able to narrow down my best products , in terms of what works for my hair. Without too much long story , i'll go straight to it.
My Staple Products
- African Naturalistas Moisturising Natural Shampoo
- Black Soap
- Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream... such a mouth full, but this product is a wonder worker.
- Raw Shea Butter
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Olive Oil
Deep Conditioning/ Protrin treatment:
- Olive oil
- avocado pear
I wash my hair once a week, I have a spray bottle in it I mix my oils and some water and apply it daily to my hair as well as shea butter. I do my protein treatment once in 2 weeks, after which I have Apple Cidar Vinegar (ACV) rinse. I haven't started exploring the whole protective styling , since January I have only braided my hair once, had it for about 4 weeks and when I took it off, some of my hair went with it. I decided to allow my hairline rest a while, before attempting another long term protective style. What I do for now is the usual twist out or braid out, which i do on my wash days, cover my hair with my satin cap and go to bed. The following day I wear my wig.
This is what works for me, and so far I am happy with the outcome. My hair is healthier, which is most important, my hair is fuller and of course I've noticed some growth as well... Please bear in mind, I am not an authority when it comes to natural hair, as a matter of fact, I am still a newbie.
Would love to hear from my readers on a natural hair journey.. Do share your routines with us.
Till my next post, stay beautiful.