Present Jam- Up and Up by COLDPLAY
It’s the weekend yaaay!! This week was super fast, yh?. I thought I’d share my everyday natural hair heroes as I get a number of questions about my hair. When it comes to my hair, I keep it minimal (I’m on a tight budget). I am a 4b/4c haired girl (kinks and curls) and I don’t load my hair with too many products. I believe in technique, healthy maintenance rather than products, not to say products are bad, but if you can’t afford so many products like me… don’t beat yourself over it.
There are a 100 and 1 natural hair product brands today, and a 1000 and 1 products. Even after over 2 years of being natural, I still don’t know my way around these products. You do not NEED a 1000 and 1 products, what you need is techniques. You need to know what styles works for you, like your go-to style (mine is a twistout). Thanks to naturalista on YouTube, these styles can be learnt easily. I suggest you should look up @naptural85, she is my naturalista icon, she will hook you up good.
Below are my Natural hair superheroes, they are very pocket friendly and always saves the day
The way our hair is built, it is naturally dry, so you need to always keep it moisturized, you should spray your hair with water as frequently as possible.
• Shea butter
This will lock in moisture, they are number of DIY shea butter mix, I personally mixed mine with coconut oil and olive oil.
For moisturizing, there are plenty of oils but 2-3 will do just fine. Oils also gives your hair shine
• Combs and Brushes
Wide tooth if you must use them, as combs can be very harsh on the hair, brushes helps to lay your edges.
• Bobby pins
Get as much as you can. You will be surprise how they keep reducing; this will help to style your hair.
• Spray bottle
Or just get your empty perfume/deodorant bottle and wala!! Spray bottle (that is what I did for 2 years, I recently got an ‘actual’ spray bottle). I usually carry it around with water in it to moisturize my hair.
(Optional) If you must use remember to also moisturize your hair beforehand, as they can be harsh.
• Bands and scrunches
For styling your hair and holding them in place.
Lastly, but not the least, Patience. It’s just hair, no pressure!
Have a lovely weekend
What are your hair superheroes and why? What is your go-to style and how long does it take you to achieve it? What oils do you use and why?