When I first began this journey, although I had the support of friends and relatives that went through the process, there were a few naysayers “I give you one month“, “you won’t last six months“, “I tried it and I got tired after the third month“. Experience has taught me that not everything works out the same for everybody. Also , there is a wealth of information on the internet on natural hair care including recipes. When I decide to go natural, I also made a decision not to be a “natural hair product junkie” I stuck to the basics, shampoo, conditioner, and scalp cream/grease.
Some time last month, my aunt commented “why do a blog and not give your secrets” although she has not read my blog she was right. So here goes.
1. Set a hair care regimen, shampoo once a week
2. Grease scalp every other day (2 to 3 times a week)
3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
I downloaded Heather Katsonga-Woodward e-book “How to Grow Long, Healthy Natural Black Hair” and purchased Carol’s Daughter Transition Kit at beginning. However I found a shampoo recipe online that I loved, and a recipe for Shea Butter hair cream which has worked rather excellent with my hair. I am still working to find a good hair conditioning recipe I am comfortable in trying.
This month has been quite eventful, I am happy to say that I have braided my hair for the first time and it came out rather nice. I decided to do the big chop for my job’s Holiday Gala, however my cousin/hairdresser was not quite ready to see me that way. We came to a compromise and I looked gorgeous… my co-workers did not even recognize me. That evening I attended two events, the Holiday Gala and My Brother’s 50th Birthday celebration. Words cannot describe how I felt with all the compliments I received. Its amazing what a little makeup, new hairdo and the perfect dress can do!!!
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