My Natural Hair Regimen…

My Natural Hair Journey Continues

Happy New Year, I hope you started off the year on a high note and would like to wish you a prosperous 2014.

Don’t I just love the way I attract attention thanks to my natural hair!!! Some of the questions I have been asked are; – how do you manage your hair? Is it hard to maintain it? What do you do? The secret is keeping it simple and knowing your products.

As the year starts we always come up with New Year resolutions and wish list.  It is already day 20th of the year, have you highlighted what you want to achieve this year?

Top on my list this year is living a healthy lifestyle and embracing the Natural me which includes hair.

keep calm natural hair blog

For the better part of 2013 I have been researching on the best way to maintain my natural hair journey which I started in 2009 http://nakhulokhaimia.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/keeping-up-with-natural-hair/  and

https://nakhulokhaimiadotcom.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/accesorising-natural-hair-challenge/ . There so many blogs and pages on Facebook that advocate for natural hair and looks like slowly but surely ladies have started embracing the natural look.  Including our very own Lupita Nyong’o who is spotting Natural hair TWA, that lady knows how to rock it.

55c3c8fbe8870c1002aba5b8aa8fe879

(Picture Courtesy http://www.google.com/natural-hair-crowning-glory)

There are so many products in the market that can be used to maintain natural hair without spending a lot of money once you discover the product that works for you. They are mainly found in cosmetic shops such as Beauty Options, Healthy U and supermarkets but one has to be careful when checking out the ingredients since there some products that have chemicals that are not good for natural hair the most notorious being Sulfate. (See a link of ingredients not good for natural hair http://www.naturalbeautyauthority.com/everything-you-need-to-know-to-be-a-true-eco-beauty/top-10-ingredients-to-avoid-in-hair-care-products/)

photo-3-520x388

Ever since I started the natural hair journey, I have been very cautious when trying out various hair products. I maintain a product at a time and always scared of taking risks in the name of trial and error, yes I am not a product junkie I buy one product and use it for the longest time possible. I have so far used two brands (Organics and Alberto Balsam)

DSC06586

555217_10200748390486737_575582349_n

Review of the products I have used for the past one year:-
Current products:-

  • Alberto Balsam (Shampoo and Conditioner) – They contain honey and almonds and smells nice on my hair, I have been using them for the past four weeks and have not had any side effect. These products are cheaper than what I have been using (Organics)
  • Organics Carrot Oil- The first time I applied I thought I had bought the wrong product, it leaves whitish stuff on the hair thus not good to use and leave the house unless you plan to stay indoors. I usually use it overnight together with other oils.
  •  Extra Virgin Olive Oil – So far so good I have mixed it in the Carrot Oil Cream

Previous Products:-

All Organics

  • Moisturizing Growth Lotion- I really loved it and couldn’t find it in the stores it makes the hair soft and curly if you want to spot a rugged look. The moisturizer is also good when styling. It used to be part of my spritz bottle ingredient.
  • Shea Butter Lotion – Shea Butter Lotion softens the hair for easy combing and leaves it naturally shiny.
  • Castor Oil- It is very sticky I can’t stand it unless I mix  with other Oils
  • Shampoo and Conditioner– These two worked for me however decided to explore other options hence settled on Alberto Balsam which is cheaper, however I wouldn’t mind using them. I just need to confirm whether they are sulfate free.
  • There many terminologies used in the various natural hair forums but thought I would simplify my regimen on how I maintain my hair on a day to day basis.
  • There many terminologies used in the various natural hair forums but thought I would simplify my regimen on how I maintain my hair on a day to day basis.
  • Daily:-
    • Every Evening I divide my hair into sections and do Bantu knots (matutas) to ease combing in the morning.
    • DSC07161
    • I use my spritz bottle which has a mixture of (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Glycerin, Coconut Oil and water) to soften my hair thus easy to comb.
    • I have various ways of styling my hair which includes rugged (finger combing after undoing Bantu notes), Afro (I comb then pat it in order to level the hair, sometimes it can be hectic), I also have scarves and accessories that I do once in a while. DSC06578 DSC06587 ??????????????????????????????? DSC07097
    • Weekend
      • Ever since I discovered avocado and what it does to my hair I have stuck with for the past one month.
      • DSC07150
      • Over the weekend, I pound avocado with Extra Virgin Olive Oil to form a paste, split my hair into sections then apply avocado from the roots into the hair upwards,
      • ???????????????????????????????
      • DSC07151 ???????????????????????????????
      • Wear a shower cap then go about my duties in the house for two to three hours.
      • DSC07157
      • Once the ingredient has settled in I shampoo then apply oil mixture in the spritz bottle, do Bantu knots, put on a showercap/paper bag then if I have errands to do or places to go I either wear a scarf or hat.  This is usually done to ensure that the oil settles in my hair thus no need for daily moisturizing.
      • ??????????????????????????????? DSC07161 DSC07165 DSC07168 DSC07171

    My look after the above:-

  • DSC07180
  • Last but not least be patient with your hair and give it some little TLC and see what happens, minimize on blow-drying instead just wash and go within months you will notice the difference.

    Check out this blog for additional tips on styling natural hair http://www.myfroandi.com/2013/12/where-am-i.html

     

Advertisements

Tagged:

3 thoughts on “My Natural Hair Regimen…

  1. […] My Natural Hair Regimen… […]

  2. […] solution that I can do to bring life back to my hair. Since I had tried a homemade Avocado Mask;  https://nakhulokhaimiadotcom.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/my-natural-hair-regimen/ , I opted for Banana […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: