I have come full circle in my natural hair journey. I started my natural hair journey with a very short lived transition, quickly did a big chop and for about 4 years now I've been growing my natural hair. I loved my natural hair, I still love my natural hair but for number of reasons I made the decision to let most of my length go and although I sometimes regret that decision, but I had my reasons...
I have to admit that cleansers and shampoos do not get a lot of love from me and it's not that I don't use or like shampoos and cleansers. It's because as a kinky curly haired chica I tend to go through conditioners 10 times as fast a cleansers; it can takes me months to get through a bottle of shampoo whilst conditioners sometimes only last me a matter of weeks but I digress. A lot of concentration in the natural hair boot camp tends to centred around moisturising and conditioner washing (or co-washing) the hair however to really deal with the issue of product build-up you need a good cleanser. Whether you are following the Curly Girl (No-Poo) Method, Keep It Simple Sista Method or building your regime make sure you have a good cleanser in regime so without further adieu I present to you my must try natural hair cleansers!
In all honesty I have only tried a few Elasta QP products so I'm not too familiar with the brand. Back in the day Elasta QP used to be my chosen relaxer which I of course no longer use but most recently I tried there moisturiser which wasn't half bad at all. Anyway with gaining popularity of natural hair, Elasta QP has expanded their range to include this here Curl Defining Product which I was pretty excited to try.
I'm not going to lie to you, I have not tried a Dark & Lovely product in ages but when I found out that Dark & Lovely had made a product range for the "natural hair" market, I was both interested and cynical. In all honesty, I've never been a fan of Dark & Lovely even when I had relaxed hair, I found them drying and just generally not the best. However, I was keen to find out if the "Au Naturale" range could change my opinion on the brand.
Sigh... It's that time of year again... When wash'n'gos get swapped for braids & twists and 'fros get swapped textured updo's. There something about Autumn that says "it's time to protective style" - I'm guessing it's the arrival of the colder weather, getting back in to school/college/uni and really who wants to be waiting for a wash'n'go to dry in temperatures just above freezing (well at least here in the UK) but of course, I digress.
So I wanted to compile a list of ten super quick, very easy protective styles for those of us who may have a hectic/busy lifestyle and cannot spend more then 30mins-1hr styling hair but also for those us who just don't have patience to spend more then 30 minutes doing a hair style. So check out the videos and let me know what protective styling will you be doing this autumn?
1. Goddess Braid
This style is really sophiticated and elegant perfect for an evening out or a formal event.
Similiar to the 'Goddess Braids' this is a cute alternative that requires no braiding.
This chic updo is perfect for the office or an interview as it looks super professional.