I had always relaxed my hair until I reached the age of 14 when I decided to stop relaxing my hair because I could not stand the burning sensation of relaxers. My mom was so happy because she had spent all my life trying to convince me to give the relaxer a break. I cut my hair and started growing it naturally until I reached the age of 16 when I decided to go back to relaxing my hair because I hated the fact that my hair was now coarse and difficult to comb.
When I turned 18 I then decided to never ever relax my hair again. I cut my hair again and grew it naturally. It was not an easy task but it had to be done for the sake of my hair and hairline.
When I started growing my fro, I didn’t follow a natural hair routine. I just washed with any shampoo and carried on with my life. One day I started following natural hair blogs and this is where I began to learn about the different products, routines and whatever is required to maintain the fro.
I do not regret following all those natural hair blogs and YouTube channels as I now know what works for my hair and what doesn’t. I’ve also started braiding my own hair which has proven to be very easy on the pocket 💸 .
I’m currently contemplating on whether to get dreadlocks because having to twist my hair every night is not my idea of fun. Hopefully I’ll make a decision before the year ends.
My hair is my pride and I LOVE it ❤.
Here is how I keep my crown healthy:
1. I moisturise my scalp with the Native Child Hairgrowth Castor Oil every day or every second day. (Depends on whether I have a protective style or not ). It is infused with castor oil and nourishing essential oils.
2. I use Native Child Moisturizing shampoo and Deep conditioner to wash it. These products are sulfate and paraben free. They contain coconut oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil and other essential oils.
3. I use Native Child Shea Butter and Cantu leave in conditioner. The Shea Butter is chemical, paraben and petroleum free. It contains shea butter, cold pressed castor oil, pure coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, aloeVera gel and grapeseed oil.
I use the Cantu leave in conditioner to lock in some moisture because my hair tends to get very dry,especially in winter.