In my last post I shared that I would be going back to using the products I used when I did my first big chop three years ago. The reason I stated that was because my curl pattern was different back then, they were more defined. As the saying goes stick to what you know, in this situation I am sticking to what works for me. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus line. If you all don’t know Shea Moisture was the first product line that I purchased when I started my natural journey and their products have worked for me.
Thanks to Pinterest I have all of my pictures from my beginning stages of my natural journey up until now. Pinterest is one of my favorite social media networks, so much inspiration, you can find photos of just about everything. I use it to pin hair tips, hair products, fitness tips, to lifestyle quotes. One of the pictures that triggered a light bulb in me was when I colored my hair blonde by a professional but yet my curl pattern was so defined, mosturized and healthy. Most of the time when I post a picture on Pinterest I shared what products I used to achieve that style. Sure enough it was Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Condition and the Curl Style Milk.
When I say do what works for you, I mean use hair products that work for your hair. As a natural, not everyone’s hair texture is the name, not every hair product will work for you because it works for others. Hair products do not create curls, they enhance the natural curls that you already have. That’s one of the things I get asked all the time, “how do you get your hair to curl like that?” I share the products that I use which may stem from a wash ‘n go, a twist out, or a perm rod set.
As a natural , hair styles are trial and error, you’ll become frustrated and want to get a relaxer or even cut off all your hair and start over. It is possible to revert to natural from relaxed hair without doing the big chop it just takes patience. Embrace every stage of your natural hair journey.
Pictured above are products I had to restock that I haven’t used since my first big chop. Walgreen’s has a sale BOGO 50% OFF.
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Moisture Co-Wash – I use to wash my hair every time that I got in the shower, because I would only shampoo once a month. Now I wash my hair once a week but I will increase it to twice a week , especially being as though I workout and I am not doing any protective styles.
Raw Shea Butter Extra Moisture Detangler – This can be used as a leave-in product. This is awesome to use while you’re in the shower when your hair is wet, it has great consistency and slip that I have no problem detangling my hair.
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie – This product lasts a long time. This serves as my one of my styling products. I use this for my wash ‘n go, and when I do any styles that would enhance my curl pattern.
Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Style & Milk – This goes hand in hand with the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Both products are great for styling and enhancing your curl pattern not mention anti-frizz. If you have thick hair this product may in fact be your holy grail as it is mine.
I’m excited to see if going back to the basics revives my curl pattern that I loved.
Here is a photo of my recent wash ‘n go using Renpure products, notice my curls are small and let defined:
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have tried these products. Stay tuned for my next wash ‘n go using these products.