No longer a Product Junkie?
I never thought I would see this day. The day where I would absolutely NEED to go shop for natural hair products! Yet, this day has come!
Down below I am wearing my hair in a 8 days old wash and go puff and need to wash my hair. I was thinking of washing my hair last night. However, I was standing in front of to what use to be my hair product library and I could not find a sulfate-free shampoo, a deep conditioner and a bottle of leave in conditioner. All I found was a styling butter and a couple of gel jars.
I totally fell off the product junkie lifestyle. This has never happened to me in my last 8 years being natural (my natural hair anniversary way in May). I am at this point where I don’t actively think about my hair anymore. Caring for my natural hair has become a habit. I know exactly what to do in order to see my hair thrive and behave nicely.
You know that I am a big fan of the Up North Natural haire care line. I am currently out of it but will make sure to order products over the summer.
So it was time for me to go to my local beauty supply store. Here is what I grabbed:
Leave in and Styler
The Jamaican Black castor Oil line from Shea Moisture has become a staple in the last 2 years. I always have this line available for my hair at any given time. If my hair starts to feel weird, I know I can always count on this line to put my hair back on track!
Since I was out of everything, I decided to give 3 new products a try since they were on sale at my beauty supply store. I’ll be experimenting with the Alikay Naturals Caribbean Coconut Milk shampoo, the strengthening milk hair mask by Creme of Nature and the Coconut Curling Cream by Cantu. I am taking a big chance with that last product since my hair is not a fan of coconut. However, I’ve seen some great reviews on this products by other Low-porosity naturals.
If you want a review for any of those products, let me know in the comments!
So after a good wash and deep conditioning using Shea moisture (SM) products, I applied the SM Leave-in -> Coconut curling cream -> Argan oil Eco-styler gel to get this wash n go using the rake and smooth method. Here you can see the curl definition on my hair which is still very damp.
I’ve been wearing my hair in a twist out most of Fall and Winter. Toward the end of winter, I stretched my hair using magnetic roller sets to speed up the drying process and switch up my hair styles. Now that warmer temperatures are back, I plan to wear wash and gos throughout the summer and do occasional twist outs for a change. I may also do wet buns on occasion. I am back at the point where my hair is long (Bra strap length) and I do not feel like styling it. All I want to do is to cut it in a tapered fro once again! But I am resisting the urge cause I want to wear it long for a special event that will happen later.
Now that I am 8 years natural, I know that relaxers will never be an option again for me. I know how to care for short, medium or long natural hair. I’ve made the promise to myself that if I ever feel like I really do not want to style my hair again, I will have them in Sister Locs (which will be installed and maintained by a qualified loctician).
So here it is, my little hair update!
Let me know below where you are in your natural hair journey!
If you have any specific question regarding my hair, please ask in the comments!