Gettin’ My Natural Back

One of my favorite places to stock up on
products for my Natural hair care

I have finally decided what my hair goals are for 2011.  I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit because I wanted to come up with something that I can go after without burning out.  My main goal is to retain as much length as possible this year.  Healthy hair grows.  So I am updating my regimen to coincide with my new attitude towards my hair. 

Many of my YouTube subscribers are aware that I flat iron my hair at least one time each month.  I even did a few videos on how I get my hair bone straight.  After trimming away heat damaged ends earlier this month, I can see that this routine has taken its’ toll.  I’m not saying that I won’t straighten my hair again but, I definitely want to start using a lot less heat from now on.  Which brings me to my next goal which is to use little to no heat.  This means wearing my hair up in protective styles or curly with wash n’ go’s.  I also have rollersets and my newly revamped braidout method to play with so I can still be fabulous without the straight look. 

This new attitude is making me reconsider some of the products I have been playing with for the past few months.  Something keeps bringing me back to my old stand-bys like unrefined shea butter, apple cider vinegar rinses and Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castille Soap for my homemade shampoo mix.  I’m even thinking about making up some Flax Seed Gel for the first time so that I can finally set aside my Eco Styler gel.  So today I’m going to stop by my favorite natural grocery store and stock up on the things I need to get back to Natural.  I’ll probably head over to T.J. Maxx too just to see if they have those liter bottles of Giovanni products in stock.  My adventures in silicones & sulfates land are coming to an end and I think I’m gonna just stick to what I know for right now.  My hair just responds best to things that have natural ingredients.  Why did I ever stray?