Here is my video on how to pre poo using my favorite: coconut oil!! This really works wonders for my TWA, since I suffer from dryness, I do weekly oil pre poos and they really work!! TRY IT FOR YOURSELF!!
Check out the article on oil pre poos from one of my favorite sites Hair Liberty
Here is where my journey begins!! My Big Chop!!!
Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG 1 Trideceth 6, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Panthenol, PPG 1 PPG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Lanolin Oil, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Benzophenone 3, BHA, BHT, Zea Mays Oil (Corn), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
Cantu® Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream helps…
- moisturize dry brittle hair with deep penetrating oil and emollients
- soften, detangle and add shine to hair
- protect hair against heat and sun styling damage
- provide extra protection from split ends and breakage
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest, I would give this product 5 stars!!! I absolutely love this product. Even though I have not put together a hair regimen as of yet but the one thing that I use on a daily basis. With a little trial and error I learned that a little goes a very long way. If you use too much of this product it will turn your hair white. My suggestion would be to apply it to your hair early giving yourself enough time for it to dry so you wont have any white specs in your head. This Leave In leaves my hair super soft and it makes my tight kinky curls very manageable.
How I use Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner:
dampen my hair with water (spray bottle)
apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave In
Seal with coconut oil
On wash days the leave in is the very last thing I appy to my hair.
Since the day I BC’D (big chop), I have begun to learn so much about my hair and myself. Its amazing how we as women become so attached to our hair. The moment I bc’d was the most liberating experience I think I have ever had. As I cut the damaged permed ends off from my new growth I felt as though I was cutting off all of the negative things in my life. I felt free, I felt weightless and for once I felt ALIVE!!!
My hair journey has been a very long and abusive one. I started receiving perms at an early age. Before the “creamy crack” I would get my hair pressed or braided. One summer I took a trip to the south to visit my maternal family. While there I discovered hair relaxer. I had a cousin who was the same age as I was who was already getting her hair relaxed. I begged my mother to let me get my hair relaxed. I no longer wanted to surrender to the big bad pressing comb, I wanted to be able to have straight hair! I no longer wanted to be the “lil black nappy headed girl.”
If I knew then as a child what I know now as an adult, I would have ran away from the relaxer the moment I came in contact with it!
After years of chemically treating my hair, I have finally built up enough confidence within myself to start my “curly journey.” This journey is long overdue.
I have learned so much in just the few days I have been on this journey. I have learned more about my hair and myself. Im so glad that I chose to show who I really am! Created in God’s image!
Hey everyone!! Happy New Year!!!
With this new year in full effect, I have decided that I wanted a complete makeover!! Every time a new year approaches I always say Im gonna change this or change that. Normally the end result is that I don’t change a thing!
But this year brought about something in me that I have been contemplating for the past 6 months! CHOPPING OFF MY HAIR!!! I know it may seem a lil drastic but its something that I need to do to get my confidence back when it comes to my hair! I have had relaxed hair for as long as I can remember and even before the relaxers, my mom use to hot comb my hair, since she really didn’t know how to really take care of a girl’s hair some of her friends would also keep my hair braided to help her out!.
But of course once I got old enough to do my own hair, the hair torture began! I have over processed my hair, wore weaves (that were and were not always carefully maintained) I have done so many things to my hair that at one point I thought that I had really really messed up my hair and for a long time I didn’t think that it would grown right at all!
But now as I have come in contact with so many women that have decided to grow their hair in its natural state, I have become even more anxious to “go natural” I am very excited about my hair journey and I am even more excited to share my journey with the world!!!
I will be posting a video of my BC (big chop) later on this week!!!
I have finally decided that it was time for a change. Not one of those someday Im gonna changes and not one of those President Obama changes. Don’t get me wrong I love our President but his change is not the change that I am looking for right now.The change that Im looking for is one that only I can accomplish. I was sitting down earlier this week and began to go into deep thought about my life. I after all of these years I finally admitted to myself that I was not happy with my life and where my life is right now. I have big hopes and dreams just like the next person, but I know that in order for my life to go in the direction that I want it to go I must stop talking about what it is that I want to do and just start doing it! Have you ever felt like that before? I have sooo many plans for my life and I know that as long as I just sit by idle that nothing is gonna fall into my lap. Lets just be real for a second how many of us can honestly say that our BIG opportunity just landed right in our laps with no work needed? I know I cant, but what I can say is that I have had opportunities present itself to me and I either let them fall or I took charge of the ones that were especially made for me. So now its time for a change of thought. Im done with the negativity and the nonsense. I am no longer using the words “can’t” “wont” and “don’t” when it comes to my happiness. Positive change and Positive thoughts are all that I want to see and hear. I know what opportunities are out there for me and they are waiting for me. Im taking them, Im gonna be selfish when it comes to my needs, wants, and desires. I am not longer busting my ass to help those who will not help themselves, I will no longer tolerate nothing less than the best for my family and I. From now on it is going to be all about me and mine. I don’t think there is anything wrong with this change of thought, and honestly Im no longer looking for acceptance from others on this change. From now on its either you are with me or against me and either way my life is my life and Im gonna life it to the fullest!