Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Well, it's been two weeks (this coming Monday, July 18) since my natural hair journey began and I am very pleased so far. At first, when I cut the perm out of my hair, it was still bone straight. Needless to say, I began to panic, thinking that I'd lost my natural wavy hair pattern. But, true to form, it only took two weeks before the natural curl pattern returned. I can already tell the difference in my hair. There's really not much to do with it. I co-wash it with my cholesterol conditioner and then I moisturize with Motions Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion, or Softsheen-Carson's OPTIMUM Oil Therapy. These are the products I have at my disposal right now.
I have done quite a bit of research since I decided to go natural and am pretty much running on product overload. There are so many products out there for natural hair, I had no idea of the vastness of variety. Many of the women I've seen on YouTube make their own mixtures and some have even turned their homemade concoctions into a business. I say, good for them! But I'm a little overwhelmed right now with the huge amount of choices in haircare products so, I've decided to narrow my initial purchases down to a few choice oils and unrefined Shea butter. I'll probably go to Whole Foods Market to make my purchases to get more for my money.
My wish list is as follows:
Unrefined Shea Butter
Pure Coconut Oil
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Caster Oil (Yaaay, I'd much rather put it on my hair than to ingest it like I did as a child--yuck!)
Sweet Almond Oil
and some others that I can't recall at this very moment.
All in all, I'm pretty excited about my journey and where it's going to take me. There are a few Natural hair vloggers that I've been keeping up with for advice: NikkiMae a/k/a Natural Chica, Naptural85, and Naturalista Cosmetics. Natural Chica and Naptural85 have me going through some serious hair envy right now! LOL! So I'm going to have to put my patience in overdrive and watch my hair grow out healthy and strong over time.
Well, you all, that's all for now. Have a great day and keep writing!
AFTER JUST 2 WEEKS!