I have a love-hate relationship with ‘HairDay’. I love it because I get to bond with my mini fro, play with my curls and appreciate the natural texture of my hair. On the other hand, how much time I have to spend detangling, washing, moisturising, all of that sometimes drives me crazy. But hey! I’m getting a hang of it all from the best way to comb through my curls to avoiding heat damage to styling.
I went natural around April 2013 <wow almost 3 years exactly>. I remember watching natural hair videos on youtube videos and all these girls had really lovely hair so from that day I decided to try it out. I had no problem with my relaxed hair at all but going natural just seemed like such a good idea as I loved how all those YouTuber’s curls popped.
Little did I know that my 4c Nigerian hair was going to take me for a ride. I transitioned for a while and had to get my relaxed hair trimmed off about 9 months after, when it started to look like I had noodles attached to my puff.
I’ve never really paid much attention to my natural hair. I usually have them in braids, twists <mainly with kinky hair>, crochet braids or weaves. All these are protective styles for natural hair but if i’m being honest, I always had these as a means to avoid dealing with my hair because I never took time to learn to deal with it. And by “dealing with it” I mean learning styles best for me, not everyone can rock a wash ‘n’ go, the last time I tried bantu knots I couldn’t even leave the bath room talk less about my house, I looked crazy.
Oh well, here I am 3 years later, ready to give myself a chance at dealing with my fro. I purchased some hair products from My Luxe Beauty to prepare myself. I spent two weeks giving my hair some TLC which felt really good and the products made my hair smell and feel so good I could eat it. My hair also felt very soft afterwards. Here’s the list of products I purchased:
- As I Am Coconut Cowash
- As I Am Curling Jelly to define coils and curls
- As I Am Double Butter Cream which is a daily hair moisturiser
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- And I received the Eden coconut shea hair masque free with my purchase <how nice of them>
Is your hair natural? For how long have you been? Have you tried these products? What are your thoughts on them?