*sigh* I promise I'm not a Naturalista! At least not in the way you might think due to what you've seen out there. No, I wont go on marches to eradicate relaxers from the stores. No, I wont look at relaxed hair funny and assume because chemicals are in it, it can never be healthy. No, I wont judge anyone for loving all those products that are non-natural and mainly chemicals. So, No I'm not a Naturalista.
But I am a Naturilista in the sense that for the 3rd time in my life, I am back to trying to do things right by my own hair and care for it without chemicals. You see, my issue has always been commitment; I cut my hair today because I love a being on short hair (boy cut), but tomorrow I'm suddenly in the mood for 16 inches long and wavy hair that could be from Malaysia, Peru or other parts of the world that's certainly not Nigeria or Africa. It doesn't end there though, 2 weeks after my 16 inches and I'm tired and want that short hair back again and maybe with some added color.
My point? I really struggle with commitment when it comes to hair.
So this post is here to hold me accountable to this 3rd trial of my Natural hair life which is all about caring and enjoying the benefits of a happy and all natural hair. After reading stuff online and talking with a few people I have realized I need to be careful not to overdose on products. I mean, putting Eggs and Onions in my hair just seems a little too much for me right now. So I have selected a few things to make use of for the next 2 months and see if my hair feels any different. Some of these I already had while some I just bought them today.
Here is what's (and would be) in my hair for the next 2 months or so.
- Shea Butter
- Cantu Leave In Conditioner
- Cantu Shea Butter Hair & Scalp Oil
- Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream
- Go Naturals Olive Oil
- Uncle Benny's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- Spritz (Water & Oils mixture)
- Satin Bonnet
- Eco Styler Gel