Hello good people! I have decided to share with you all something amazing that I have been going through. My very own healthy hair journey. Let me start by saying I have had a relaxer in my hair since the age of about 6, up until 3 years ago. Going natural has been one of the best decisions of my life! Not only am I here to tell you about my journey but encourage and inform all of my relaxed and chemical dependent people that there is another way!
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Can we say started from the bottom, now we here!!! I seriously look like a chicken head in the top left pic..dont laugh. I have come a long way guys and it was definitlely worth it. I started this journey after watching probably over one million youtube videos. I studied it like I was gonna be quizzed by God himself. This process is surely trial and error. I bought hundreds of products that I seen waist length girls using thinking that if I used the same things I would get the same results..and quick! “HA! girl please!” is what I eventually said to myself… I am down to about 4 staple products
This is the shampoo and conditioner I use. They’re about $3 per bottle. I will be 100% honest with you and tell you that I only wash my hair about once a month. Yeah sounds disgusting right?…I bet it does. If this makes anyone feel better I co-wash my hair every 2-3 days (wash it with just conditioner).
This conditioner makes my hair so soft. This bottle is about $3 as well. As I said, I wash with this 2-3 times a week. It keeps my hair moisturized and smells so good! Now for my daily routine:
Keeping your hair moisturized is key! I moisturize with Organic Roots Stimulator just about every day and seal in the moisturizer with coconut oil, the most amazing stuff in the world. Simple enough routine right?
There are a few other things to note:
- I only put heat (blow dryers and flat irons) about once every two months. Heat is hella damaging. I mainly wear protective styles, styles that can be worn for a few days with minimal manipulation. My go to styles are braids and twists
- I only use wide tooth combs and paddle brushes
3. I spray water on my hair everyday for moisture
4. PATIENCE IS KEY!!! I have wanted to give up on this journey multiple times but with patience and determination, I am seeing results that I did not think were possible. Thick, full, healthy hair!
Not so bad right? I hope this encourages someone. You will not regret it!