Natural Hair Update (LONG OVER DUE!!!)

I have been SO busy with facebook/twitter school and Josh and whatnot that I haven’t had time to do this! The last post on my hair was November 16, 2010! That is unacceptable! I have learned so much about my hair in that time. This is going to be a hair update/product review. This might be a lengthy post!

Ok, so I big chopped later that expected. I did it 1/15/2011. After I chopped off my hair I was like, “WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!” It was so course and dry. I didn’t have the proper conditioning products. I was using Carol’s Daughter but quickly realized that all the hype was just that – hype. I hit the natural hair blogs and started testing out different products.

BIG CHOP!!! 🙂 1/15/2010

I played around with a few styles and accessories while learning what products worked for my hair:

BUT I truly did NOT leave my hair out for long! I was still a bit uneasy with this new short ‘do! So, I had my sister throw in some box braids until I got a bit more length!

Let me know if you want my sis to do you hair! She’s pretty good! 🙂

I then took my hair out around March and I saw some growth but wasn’t entirely thrilled with it.

So, I put braids back in…


Bored with my box braids I tried a weave! 🙂 It was heavy and hot and I didn’t leave it in for long.

My best friend Sofia & I 🙂

I absolutely adore this picture. I look like I belong in a different era. 🙂

Ok, so then I took out the weave at the end of March and I haven’t put anything back in since! 🙂

Ok, so in the above pictures with my natural hair out I am only using:

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

This stuff is awesome! Moisturizes and gives you a soft hold. It smells really good, too! All organic products. (They are not paying me to advertise lol)

Staples:

Shampoo: Organix Coconut Milk

Conditioner: Organix Coconut Milk

Moisturizer: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

Spritz: 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 water

Before I left for Florida in April 2011 I discovered ECO STYLER gel and my hair’s life changed! LOL! This thing gives awesome curl definition!

Look at those curls! LOL 🙂

ECO STYLER is an alcohol free, water based gel. I love it!

I then came back home from vacation and discovered Kinky-Curly’s Knot Today and Curling Custard these have become my STAPLE products! MUST HAVES! Look at the curl definition:

After my shampoo/conditioner ran out I started to use SUAVE PROFESSIONALS Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner & Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo

These products are both AWESOME! The conditioner I use a lot for co-washes. It makes my hair so soft and easy to de-tangle. Come Clean shampoo is a great clarifying shampoo to get rid of built up residue from the products.

I was trying to figure out my curl pattern! 4b?

Kinky Curly Knot Today & Curling Custard

And this concludes this post covering about 6 months of this hair journey!  I will never wait this long again! Thanks for coming along!

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4 thoughts on “Natural Hair Update (LONG OVER DUE!!!)

  1. I found another au naturale sista 🙂 Your hair is beautiful. I did not do the big chop but my hair is 100% natural and SBL. You should really try Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner and my new favorite Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner. I am usually purchasing them for under $1. Just a suggestion. I also know everything does not work for everyone’s hair.

    Stay beautiful!

    • Hey girlie! I’ve heard GREAT things about Hydration Conditioner! I can’t find Totally Twisted anywhere! LOL Have you tried AUSSIE Moist Conditioner?! IT’S AMAZING! My staple conditioner right now!

  2. hi girl,your hair is beautiful,naturally,you know my girl….sometimes her hair were so trouble some…ukh,but i never stop trying to find what is the most good stuff for curly hair 5 years old girl…lol,love you.

  3. I LOVE THIS BLOG! A breath of fresh air for someone like me who is only comfortable with doing 2strand twists! Im going to learn a lot here! Yaaaaay! And your hair is BEAUTIFUL!

    Oh and I also use the Shea Moisture! It smells so good, I want to eat it. in fact, I had to stop my 19mo old son from eating it as he thought it was ice cream! lol Thanks for turning me onto your blog!!!

    Octavia

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