Don’t you love when someone with so much excitement comes to you and says ” I am going natural”. They are so innocent and so naive. They totally think it’s the best thing ever and that it will be such an easier task than that creamy crack!
Um DAUGHTER don’t be fooled! Natural hair takes effort beyond the efforts of your past hair relationship! After you get passed that cute little baby fro and the many nights of twist outs…trust me you will be annoyed and almost over it! And then all the remedies and hair tutorials and products that your favorite natural bloggers tell you to use only to find out that it doesn’t work on your hair! Chile please! Natural hair is work unless you are like one of my girlfriends that refuses to do her own hair and gets it done on a regular. I am so headed in that direction.
I have been doing this natural thang for over 10 years now, I am sure it’s been longer than that! And I have settled on using one main line of products, Shea Moisture. My hair responds well to these products, they work best for me.
Sometimes I wash it and leave the deep conditioning mask in my hair and I get these results! Simple and easy!
And trust I have tried a bunch of different products and spent a bunch of money but Shea Moisture and raw Shea Butter love me! They never fail!
I do find it useful to try homemade products every once in a while, especially a deep conditioning treatment or a hair spritzer. I of course am not one to search the internet for every body and they mama’s hair recipes. I found one YouTube channel that I find very helpful and I am sticking with it, Naptural85! I use two of her DIY recipes and guess what I love em!
The aloe vera and water daily hair moisturizer. Maaaaaaaaaan this stuff will keep your hair lively all week long!
And this deep conditioning mask, may seem like a bit much but my hair always feels amazing afterwards. I do this every other week. The recipe consists of eggs, mayo, honey and olive oil. Trust me you will love it! Click here for the video tutorial.
I know it’s frustrating trying to figure out what to put in your natural hair, what to do to it, how to style it but the bottom line is—-YOUR GOING TO HAVE TO TRY TO SOME PRODUCTS OUT. And when you find something that works stick to it! As your hair changes in length you will more than likely need something new. And trust as the seasons change your products will have to change with it!
As I mentioned before Naptural85 is my go to on natural hair, she has a video of her favorite products here, where she goes into details about how to care for your hair. THE BEST EVER! So check her out…get lost for a couple of hours watching her videos.
I had to post this picture, I feel like this after wearing my hair out for 5 days. After twisting it every night by the 4th night I am over twisting so I just go to bed. And then when I wake up I look like Samual L. Jackson!
What are some of the things you use on your hair? Do you love and hate your natural hair?
Next week I will be rocking a new hair color and fresh new hair do! I promise to share!