If you know me, you know I LOVE MY HAIR! Especially when it’s just done, like FRESH out the Salon done! It makes me feel like a whole new or different woman each time but it’s been a while since I’ve been to a hair salon because I’m transitioning to natural.
I think my last relaxer was right before I went to California in 2015. Let’s start by saying that this might be the second hardest thing to maintain. What I’m learning about natural hair is that it is a scheduled and very detailed process.
So here’s the update:
First let’s Amen for Cantu. Their shea butter leave in conditioner is working wonders on this hair. I also use their curl activator cream, shampoo and conditioner, and cream oil moisturizer. Some days I’ll switch up my leave in with Carol’s Daughter’s Black Vanilla leave in conditioner. For now, I keep it simple, when the products are done, I’ll try some new products.
I naturally have long hair so this transition is going to take longer than I anticipated. I have about 5 to 6 inches of new growth BUT I’m not ready to chop just yet since I’m able to manage the two textures. I do trim my own hair (not much) from time to time. However, for my birthday next year, I’ll get a hair cut. This will give me time and more inches. I stick to the classic twist and bantu, overnight dry, and magic in the morning pull out. I’m learning and watching YouTube so eventually Whitney of Naptural85 will teach me something new.
Early on I learned how to love my hair, so good healthy hair has always been apart of who I am. However, natural is new to me. I had been relaxed since I was 11 years old so I had no idea what my natural hair was like. This journey is happening within it’s timing and brining me a new understanding of self. Also prepping me for motherhood if God blesses me with girls in the near future. So far it’s a transformation like no other that I’ve experienced and I’m forever grateful for all the love and compliments I’ve received about my hair.
Now to learn how to hydrate my skin back to it’s former glory.
Hair Goals, what’s up with yours?
4 thoughts on “Hair Update: I’m not a Hair Blogger”
Hair goals… A little over a month ago, I walked into a salon and asked them to chop all of my hair off. The end product is amazing though. I feel so free! I love your hair. The transition isn’t easy, so kudos for you! I gave up every time and headed to a salon for a big chop. This is my third time returning to natural, and it’s no easier.
Hey Hey… The goal is the big chop. The transition is rough but I’m sticking to it. Natural is detailed process but I’m rooting for you!
I’m still learning my hair and it can be so frustrating, especially being a student, employee, and mother. I transitioned, initially and it took a bit of research for me to transition properly without much hair loss. I was experienced bad results all of the time. Eventually, learning my hair type (low or high porosity) and my curly pattern helped me choose the right products. The only problem that I have really is finding the time to really tend to my hair. I try to accomplish this on the weekends.
Tip: Doing protein treatments while transitioning is a great way to keep the hair bonds strong. And of course deep conditioning. I try to do protein treatments every 6 weeks and deep condition once a week.
I love cantu products! And Argan Oil is excellent for the hair as well.
Thanks for the tip!