Okay, not just - it's been in the back of my mind for awhile but then I had twists in and it was forgotten about completely. Until I removed the twists and did my usual hair recovery ritual and realised...I don't think my hair's liking the products I'm using anymore. Nor my ever changing routine. It does this every once in awhile; rejects old faithfuls, changes its mind about the perfect hair food or whatever. At the moment, it seems it's not liking anything much. And I'm tired of trying to find the holy grail of products. In the wake of my decision to listen to my hair, cut off the damaged parts of it, re-look my product use and routine, I thought it would be a fitting time for me to try something very new; all natural products. In other words, if I can't eat it, it has no business on my head.
So, what would I need?
- Shampoo/cleanser - well, to clean my hair of course.
- Deep conditioner - to restore moisture lost in the washing process.
- Leave-in conditioner/daily spritz - to keep my naturally dry hair moisturised
- Lotion/butter - for scalp and hair. Preferably something creamy in texture to make it easier to smooth onto my hair.
- Oil - for hot oil treatments when my hair needs some TLC.
- Gel - to help smooth my edges and hold certain styles.
Here are a couple of great sources on how to begin going all natural with your hair products.
8 Hair Care Treatments You Can Make Yourself
Naptural85's video on the products she uses
Of course, I'll be documenting my ups and downs with this experiment right here and I welcome anyone else to join me. I'm VERY excited :D