Last summer I did a natural hair series documenting my journey while inspiring others with confidence and tips along the way. I’ve been mentioning doing more posts on the subject so I’ve been planning and brainstorming ideas behind the scenes but recently, I came across a natural hair tag that I couldn’t pass up on. I came across this tag on kozdiaries and thought it would be the perfect way to introduce natural hair to my blog again. Be sure to visit kozdiaries after reading!
Let’s get started!
When did you start taking better care of your hair?
Back in 2015 is when I knew I needed to take better care because my hair was starting to thin and break off. I went to the bathroom and chopped off a significant amount leaving me with the Dora cut. I wasn’t really getting relaxers anymore at the time, twice a year at most but I was still getting my hair flat ironed, which of course causes heat damage. I didn’t start my official journey until June of 2016 when I got the big chop. I haven’t used a relaxer or heat since January or February of 2016.
What’s your two favorite natural hair products?
This was hard, I think I’m still testing products out lol. Any good conditioner or moisturizer is a favorite of mine but if I have to just pick two things and be specific I’d say True By Made Beautiful Nourishing Leave-In Conditioner and my Denman brush. JBCO came very close!
What’s your ultimate goal length?
If my hair grows past mid-back length (when stretched) I’ll probably cut it. Nothing longer than that.
Which do you prefer healthy or long?
Healthy. If it is healthy most likely the length will come also.
What’s your favorite part of your hair regimen?
Conditioning! Oh, and when I’m finished with the whole process lol.
The most annoying part of regimen?
Detangling and styling. When I’m having a bad wash day this is what makes me rethink my whole journey and lately, I’ve been getting lazy with styling. But I always get over it, I never regret making the decision.
Oils or Butter?
I use both occasionally. But lately, I’ve just been using JBCO.
Wigs or weaves?
I’ll say a good wig because when I’m tired of it, need to wash or miss my natural hair I can just pull it right off. Yes, I’m wearing a wig pictured below and it was my favorite. I’ve had two.
What’s your take on growth aids?
In the beginning of my journey, I really wanted that quick growth so I added Wild Growth hair oil to my regimen. It may or may not have worked, I didn’t really keep track because I didn’t use it consistently. I didn’t like the smell. Now in my journey, I won’t be buying any products made specifically for growth aid. I’ll just take care of my hair with a good regimen, live a healthier lifestyle and let it do its thing.
What’s your take on salons?
During school, my dad would take me to the salon once every two weeks. I do believe that my stylist helped keep my hair healthy (while relaxed) but with our natural hair, some stylists just don’t know what they’re doing- or there’s that evil chance that they do. Either way, I prefer to take care of my hair myself now. If I want something done that I can’t do myself, I’ll go to a close family member I can trust. Usually, one that has done my hair before.
What product do you feel is underrated?
I think aloe vera gel is quite underrated. Most people use or started with eco styler gel, myself included. But I have been using aloe vera gel lately which I now prefer.
What do you dislike about your hair?
My hair is very thick, and while that is a good thing it can also come with negative experiences. I go through products very quickly, I have to use so much to cover each section. I also dislike that it can get extremely dry. Detangling and styling can also be a pain but other than that I love my hair.
I hope you love yours as well and have enjoyed this tag, I am tagging any naturalist that wants to participate. Stay tuned for more natural hair posts, an update on my journey coming soon. Thanks for reading!