Women stop me on the street quite frequently and ask me what I put in my hair. I have written once before on this blog about my route to natural hair care. I don’t like to write about hair much because I think the blogosphere is chock full of great women who do it well. But I just wanted to share my view on natural hair products because, quite frankly, I think it has gotten out of hand.
I have completely given up on buying and testing natural hair products. Why? Because (1) it is expensive. And (2) I have learned that using plain old natural oils is as good as many of the stuff that is labelled as natural.
You have to be careful with that label, natural. It almost never really means that every single ingredient in the package is natural; it may just mean that a few or maybe even most of the ingredients are natural. The rest of it may be straight chemicals.
So what do I use on my hair? The basics: shea butter, flax seed oil, olive oil. Not really in any order. And, no, I do not have any measurements on how much to use of each. Sometimes I use one oil. Another day I may mix them all. It really just depends on how the wind blows.
A lot of black women will ask me about my hair because of its texture. Now, I do not know the exact texture of my hair (4c, 4b, 42 DDD, whateva!!!!). However I know that it is different textures in different spots on my head. Also the level of “nappiness” in my hair changes from day to day. I don’t know why; it just does. Many black women will stop me in the street and ask how they can get their hair to be like mine. My answer is always the same: You have beautiful hair as well! You should learn what YOUR hair can do, and not pay too much attention to what my hair does. Then I tell them about the above oils and tell them to reference youtube for how to videos.
I am elated to see so many black women interested in becoming reacquainted with their real hair. However all this wanting to have hair like someone else’s is what led some of us to wearing wigs and weaves in the first place. Love YOUR hair. Love YOUR body. No one else on the planet will ever be EXACTLY LIKE YOU. Nurture what you have, and you will always get abundance in return.
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