Wash-n- go’s

I have approximately 2-3inches of hair right now. Shut your mouths because coming from a shaved head this is a lot to me, lol,.Not near what I would like to have but I am getting there slowly but surely. Anyways, when I only had about 1 inch of hair I loved my wash-n-go’s. My everyday product was my beloved activator gels. I loved them. My hair looked great with the long aid activator gel. Kept it moisturizer for days. I would redo them daily but there were a few times I needed to rock some 2 day hair and it never betrayed me. Anyhow, I tried the Long Aid activator gel recently and it was not a good thing. It’s crazy how as our hair grows it changes. Especially with the products it likes vs. Does not like.

Well, yesterday I figured I would try to do a wash and go with some Eco Styler w/ olive oil gel. I had to do this by raking the product in small section by small section. I was actually coming along pretty nice. Soooooooo, while I was at it I figured I would give one last try to the CurlJunkie Curls In A Bottle. I had tried this product a couple times before and was not liking the results at all. The first time I tried it It was on dried hair over a moisturizing leave in which I love. I tried just raking a small amount in the front of my hair along my hair line just to see what I was working with. When I raked a small amount in I noticed that it did give my hair some shine and frizz free. But,,,,, as I took like a quarter sized amount to smoothe in my whole head it was horrible. I felt stringy like as I smoothed it on. Maybe I should have known better because my hair is very thick and I can VERY RARELY smoothe a product over my whole hair. I always have to rake my products in in small sections. When I try to take the lazy route and just try to smoothe it over my whole hair it does not touch about 75% of my hair. It just does not work that way for me. But anyways when I tried just smoothing the Curls In A Bottle over the rest of my tresses it just felt like it start drying my hair immediately. And not in a good way. I mean drying like thirsty. It acted like it ate up my leave-in like an after dinner snack. I ended up co-washing my hair and starting over.

O.k., anyways, so this time while I was raking in my Eco Styler gel I figured I should try to rake in the Curls In A Bottle with it. To my amazement I was loving it. It’s like the Curls in a Bottle was helping to separate my curls after the Eco helped to define and slick my curls. I was loving this combo.

So needless to say I will be rocking this wash-n-go combo alot during the summer. I will post pics of my success below.

The beginning

Hello to all of my fellow natural sistas (and i’m sure some brothas) out there. I have been a huge fan of many of the other bloggers and vloggers out there for such a long time. And now, I am so excited about my hair and how healthy it is and that I can actually see that it is growing (although slowly), now I have so much to share with you all. I have alot of knowledge that I would love to share with those in search. I have and will have tons of pictures, I am a true product junkie and will have many great product reviews.

My hair journey truly started in 2005. I had had my hair in micro braids for about a year. I have always braided my own hair and others. So… when I was in the mood for braids I would buy my hair and braid it up. I would always rebraid them to keep them fresh and to let my hair breath for a little bit but I kept them in my hair for about a year. When I finally decided to take my hair out of the braids I had about 6 inches of new hair growth. I was loving that my hair had grown so much but I didn’t really know what to do with it. I fled to the good ol’ trusty internet for loads of info. and inspiration. This is when I started to learn about chics going natural. I was truly getting excited about this natural thing. By the time I thought I knew what I needed to know I had cut off my relaxed ends and was trying to style my hair. I was reguarly on Nappturality.com, which was a huge help. To be honest with you all I was disastrous at styling my hair. I have all these inches of kinky, thick hair and it was just to new to me. I think I jumped in too soon with all of my excitement but I really didn’t know what I was in for. I could not get my thick hair to look like any of the beautiful styes that those women had going on. So what I decided to do per the advice on the sites was to braid and twist my own hair. I had been doing that forever so that was not a problem for me. Unfortunately this did not turn out well either. I twisted my hair all up and took a look at my self and I did not like what I saw at all.  I, or course, was not used to this natural look. On other ladies it looked fabulous. On me it looked unfeminine, boyish and anything but fabulous. I still rocked my twists though. I just rolled with it. After many months of playing around wiht my hair and these twists and braid outs and then getting a little lazy at times, I realised that my natural hair looked quite alright with just my puff. I would take my scarf and wrap it around my head and tie the end. Then smooth it up to push my puff where I wanted it. This worked for me. As a matter of fact, it worked so much for me that this is how I wore my hair every day. I’m glad that I was never one for smoothing edges too much because my edges never wore thin. My scalp was still pretty dry though. My hair was a little dry. The ends were pretty curled up and I liked that alot. especially when I was not trying to braid and twist it all the time. I pretty much left it alone. I had no idea the importance of moisture in our hair though.

I had my hair natural for about 1 1/2 years and then I regrettably relaxed it again. To this day I am still not sure why I relaxed again. I think I just wanted more options and at that time I didn’t know how versatile our natural hair was.

Anyways that was the beginning…….

So then I was relaxed for a couple of years until I decided in 2008 to put some micros in my hair once again. I was so excited about the growth I was getting with my micros. I kept them in for a year again and then relaxed my new growth and wore it out for a little bit and then put my hair into kinky twists. I loved the kinky twists. I redid my twists about 3 times. The first set were about shoulder length. I curled up the ends and I loved them. The next set were down my back and I loved those also. At last for my last set they were shoulder length again. I really loved the kinky twists. When I took the twists out I was loving my growth and I decided to go natural again. I had about 4-5 inches of natural hair and I was rockin it for a while and then for reasons beyond me I decided to shave my head totally bald in July of 2010. I absolutely hated it for weeks. Probably a month. I could not even look at myself in the mirror for weeks. I wore a scarf on my head 24-7. I absolutely NEVER EVER EVER took it off. I took off my scarf in the shower to condition my head and whatever fuzz was there. I felt like the most unattractive, boyish thing there ever was.

While my head was shaved and when my hair started to grow back I went through having a very dry scalp. I conditioned my head every day and sometimes twice. I finally added some tea tree oil to my conditioner and it got better. I went from fuzz to stubble to bushy to silky to wavy to curly and to be honest once I got past the shock of being bald and all the issues I had to face with that I loved every minute of the journey thus far. I have been super anxious for growth the whole way through but I have loved watching my hair through it’s different transitions. I am so excited, anxious and simply obsessed with my hair I feel embarrased at times. I love this journey but it really is what I could talk about 24-7 no stop.

So People, I hope many of you enjoy my blog. I hope to attain some long time hair friends. I need someone I can talk about this with so I can stop driving my kids and my husband crazy. Lol

I will be adding many pictures soon of different steps of my journey. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t be strangers.

 

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