My Go-To Haircare Products

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Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil

I started transitioning from chemically processed hair to natural hair in 2012, and now my hair is completely natural! Rather than a big chop, I trimmed my hair every now and then to get rid of my relaxed and damaged ends. My latest "big trim" was on the 14th of January this year, and I call it a big trim because that was the most I had ever trimmed from my hair. One thing that us natural girls need to embrace is that healthy ends are so much more valuable than retaining length. This is a truth I have had to bear in my transitioning journey. I have used a number of products and oils for my hair and it is only this year I have discovered what really works best for me. Now, I swear by the products labelled below. Pure Castor Oil, I have found, strengthens and helps my hair grow. My hair hasn't felt thicker or stronger since I started using this product last year. I was reluctant to start using a new product (as I absolutely run away at the sight of change) until my naturalista friends recommended Jamaican Black Castor Oil to me. I saw the effects it had on their hair and I decided to go for it, and thankfully, I am loving the effects it's having on mine. 

Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil Olive Oil moisturising growth lotion cantu shea butter
When I started transitioning I used the Organics Olive Oil Growth Moisturising Lotion to soften my hair when I detangled it, and to style.  I stopped using it for a while but I soon realised that the texture of my hair wasn't the same. It became difficult to detangle and felt drier. At the time, I was using Coconut Oil as an alternative...I'll talk a little bit more about this later. But I recently decided to go back to my hair's first love (Lol) and give the Organics Moisturising Lotion another go, and slowly but surely my hair is getting back to what it used to be. The last product I'll brag about is the Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream. I also use this product to style my hair. When I want to let my fro loose, I usually put my hair in bendy rollers overnight, and I use a combination of water, the Curling Cream and Organics Moisturising Lotion on my locks before curling. And the results are fab - soft, loose curls just like those Pinterest posts I enjoy pinning!

But, whilst I think these products have worked wonders for me, I must stress that it is so important to find what actually works for you when it comes to haircare products. I can go on YouTube or Google to find out how other bloggers take care of and style their natural hair, but I have learnt that their methods may not necessarily have the same effects on my hair. For example, literally EVERYONE has been going on about coconut oil for the past couple of years now. I decided to try it (in its raw form) in 2015. I thought it was working fine for my hair but I found that the more I used it the less moisture my hair retained. Coconut oil dried out my hair :( I was so disappointed because I really wanted it to work for me but it didn't! So this year, I've decided to stick to what I know when it comes to my own hair.

If you're a Naturalista, whether you're transitioning or fully natural, I'd love to know how you're enjoing your natural hair journey. So please leave a comment below to share your natural hair secrets and favourite products!

Love, K.G

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  1. It's always best to find out what works for you, just started taking my natural hair journey a bit more seriously recently. Got some products from SheaMoisture, my sister uses them and her hair is beautiful. Excited to see how it works out for me as our textures are quite different...

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