”Wow! Carolina, how did your hair grow so much in such a short period of time? ”What exactly do you use on your hair?”Girrrrrl, you have good hair genes”. These always make me happy, I must Say. Your comments, questions, compliments are the inspiration for the birth of this post. I’m pretty sure y’all would have been very thirsty by now, so sorry I had to wait this long to serve you more juice. Please raise your glasses up as they get refilled with this post. My decision to start out as a naturalista involved a lot of research work, trial and error and checking up a lot of natural hair blogs and Vlogs. It looked like a lot of work and it was really, but as we all know, nothing good comes easy and this was an excellent decision so the work had to be much harder. I got to know that one had to use a sulphate-free shampoo on wash days to prevent dry hair and scalp, hair loss, in fact damage in general. This is much more than what I read on some blog, I’m a product of experience. I did a trial and the error was the inspiration of my search for an excellent shampoo that was budget friendly. The result of the search was futile, so I resulted to a DIY(do it yourself) shampoo.
I saw a review on the legendary ‘dudu osun’ on whowhatfab.wordpress.com. I got the soap, melted it and mixed it with honey, voila!! I had made my shampoo. The lathering property is excellent, I used this shampoo for a year and I didn’t have to worry about hair damage. It leaves a yummy feeling on your hair after wash. However the stress in getting it done was the disadvantage, so when blossom(my hair) was a year old, I decided to get a natural hair shampoo and then I stumbled upon ‘Hair wonder natural shampoo’, and it was the definition of love-at-first-sight of the content. This shampoo was supposed to be a gift for my hair and it was indeed a wonderful one. The shampoo leaves people wondering how your hair could look so good after wash. I promise to do a proper review of this product in another post because it deserves it.
After getting blossom washed, I dry her a little with my cotton cloth(an old shirt that’s out of use). I don’t use a towel because I don’t want my hair completely dry and the towel actually increases the amount of hair loss after wash. Then, I do a hot oil treatment. You know how you go to a spa and the masseuse puts all kinds of essential oils on your beautiful skin to make it even more beautiful and that amazing feeling your body gets afterwards, yeah exactly, that kind of feeling but a whole lot better. I use any and all kinds of natural oils available ; coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, castor oil, mix them all in a cup and heat in a small quantity of hot water then massage it into my scalp and through out my hair. This not only serves as a treatment but also helps condition my hair.
Afterwards, I get my hair wrapped up neatly with a scarf for a day or two till I feel my hair has really absorbed the oil, then I unwrap my hair and weave it till it is ready to be made or I want to style it into a bun. Can you spot that little tiny green plant in the picture at the top of this post? yeah that one, it’s an aloe vera plant. Hmmmn, I can’t even over emphasise on how useful that plant is, as a hair product. I often use the gel inside of it before and after wash, and in styling my hair too. I use it to lay my edges before an actual edge control is applied, so it could serve as a temporary gel. So…. this people, has been my natural hair care routine for the past one year and some months. However I’m open to trying out new hair products and care routine. Now, Let’s talk about your hair care routine(relaxed or natural). I’ll love to know.