Today, is the second installment of my “progress” with starting this new path to improving my hair and reaching my hair goals that I started in this post.
First of all, what is a hair journey?
A hair journey process where someone makes a continuous intentional commitment to grow and/or improve the health of their hair.
This process takes a lot of patience, some extra funds, plenty of research and sometimes physical daily maintenance. It may be even best to document or take note of what is happening with your hair. A natural hair journey is when someone who is used to relaxing their hair chops it off and starts to regrow healthier un-relaxed hair.
This is a new movement that has been growing in the past 10 years and I hope it continues to grab more attention and more gals make the switch.
When I was growing up I don’t remember 1 African American girl who wore her hair completely natural by choice. It was, and has been the norm for black women to chemically process their hair to appear straighter or for manageability. I don’t know the statistics but it’s pretty undeniable that in the US there are more and more people mixing and people like moi with half African American ancestry have fallen into the habits of thinking our hair too is not as awesome as it actually is. With the right amount of knowledge, products, and proper upkeep you can transform your hair into its natural beautiful state no matter what type of hair you have. You don’t have to be black or half to benefit from this movement. The one thing I’ve gathered from all the vloggers, bloggers, writers, and gurus is that there is so much fascinating knowledge out there about hair care in general.
I have worn my hair natural since 2005 and with improper hair care and limited effort it grew from about 2 inches long to almost armpit length. My problem now is that I have a lot of split ends to undue and I want to reach the goal of growing it mid back and getting it a lot healthier and stronger.
The first thing that I did was figure out what type of hair qualities as this will help me to choose better products and start handling the right way. Click here to learn more about your hair texture.
I think this is an awesome resource for figuring out what hair type you have! They just added pictures and celebrity references which will make it easier to create your individual profile.
My Hair Profile
Curl Pattern: 3b front and sides, 3c middle and back.
Width: Medium and Fine
Length: Medium, past shoulder length
My Hair Goals
- Form a consistent hair care regime
- Grow out my hair long to mid back length
- Improve my hair's strength and overall health
Recently I have been researching and buying tons of new products. I will be reviewing all of them for you here on this blog inshallah. I intend to inshallah list them and and go through them eventually, but before I do, I want to list my most favorite products that I have developed a love affiar with. My favorite products:
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture and Shine Shampoo
Dudu Osum 100% Pure Natural Shampoo
One n only Argan oil Moisture Repair Conditioner
Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Conditioner Sulfate Free
Africa's best Ultimate Herbal Oil
Wild Growth Hair Oil
Cantu Shea butter deep treatment masque
Palmers Coconut oil protein pack
Dr. Miracle's Tingling Intensive Deep Conditioning treatment
Stay tuned for the next post inshallah for reviews and what not!