There is so much to say about “natural hair“. Don’t get me wrong, I’m natural ALL the way, have been most of my life. Now, did I know how to take care of my hair….different story! The first “shock and awe” statement I learned was that textured, kinky, curly, wavy, and tightly coiled hair needs H20 water…..Um, that was the biggest revelation after 20+ years of straightening my hair bone straight and running from every storm or drop of water about to hit the pavement.
I think after the last 7 years the Natural Hair Industry has created more entrepreneurs as it ever expands, from products, to blogs, to bonnets, head wraps, moisture retention hats for the winter and cooler months. I mean it is huge! I love it! However, the list of products go on and on and on, probably longer than Dorothy’s yellow brick road. Ha, how do you find what’s right? Yes, I know I sell products but I still hear people asking, what products do I use when I’m out and about in Costco, Target, Walmart, etc. It’s always followed by I have so many products under my sink and I can’t figure out why my hair won’t act right?
It can be an overwhelming feat….but you can settle into a nice regiment without all of the hype. Now, I do like to try different products, as I’m color treated, I like big hair, and I like shiny hair! All of the shine on some of these pics are not vivid in up close and personal meetings. TRUTH!
I still and will continue to say that the LOC Method is and will continue to be a winner for me!
I use a creamy leave in (meaning thick, white, and lotiony), I follow with my styler (either a gel or a cream) and I always always seal with my butter (Double Butta/Styling Hair Butter). My hair just needs it and it stays healthy and moisturized even with red color!
I don’t really think your texture matters whether, 3a-4c. I think it matters in how much of a product you put on your hair that will determine the look, feel and how long it lasts as a style. And that’s just something learned by trial and error.
I like natural based gels that are like flaxseed texture. I have fine hair and don’t want it weighted down on me. In the pic on this post that what I used. And yes, my hair is pretty shiny and soft. I don’t like the dessert flower look…DRY, DRY, DRY.
Hair type is hype to me, I boil it down to thick, thin, fine, soft, or coarse. But there is hope! And sometimes you need to change products as the season changes. I do. I’ve switched to a curl cream for my big fluffy fro, sealed with my butter and I’m a 70’s baby all the way fro’ing down the street. A red afro is definitely a statement. But you know natural hair is about the confidence of the person, woman, lady, teenager, boy or girl who’s rocking’ it.
That’s my take…..I’m Out